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Urgo Hotels Reopens the Fully Restored 70-room Winter Haven Hotel in Miami
Beach, Florida as Part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – (October 1, 2012) – First unveiled on Ocean Drive in 1937, Winter Haven Hotel, an Urgo Hotels property, makes a fresh debut to the Magic City on September 28 as a member of Marriott International’s celebrated Autograph Collection.  The fully-restored interiors were conceptualized by Edge of Architecture and focused on historical  conservation  maintaining the Art Deco era in which it was built and its original infrastructure as created by acclaimed architect Albert Anis.

The nautically-inspired details encapsulate an ode to the ocean liners of the Art Deco era with a fusion of modern touches. The lobby is covered in terrazzo flooring that leads to a grand cruise ship-inspired staircase with chrome-finished railings that wrap around the second level. Elements like the marble-topped wood and beveled glass check-in desk have been preserved while the lobby transcends guests into a new “decosphere” with bold updated accents of snake skin-covered high-back chairs, velvet-quilted sectional seating encompassed by rich hues of greens, gold and organic earth tones.

Also on the ground level, is the Hotel’s extended-stay “resident,” Il Bolognese -  an Italian-style restaurant that also has a location on South Beach’s celebrated Lincoln Road.   Items include pizzas, pastas and fired-grilled dishes.

The new upgrades make plasma televisions, international cable lineup and Wi-Fi standard. The property’s 70 guest rooms display wall-to-wall updates with a creative work space, full length window treatments and fully renovated bathrooms. Further, the beveled mirror theme carries over from the lobby with an oversized suspended oval mirror and two built-in mirror-faced end tables that flank the bed frame.  Fine juxtaposition of the modern-deco approach can be found in the wood-meets-crocodile wrapped headboard.

Guests looking to take refuge from the energetic Ocean Drive hotel front can head up to the 1,600-square-foot rooftop terrace, which is outfitted in dark retain seating and inescapable panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The exclusive location of Winter Haven’s oceanfront property makes experiencing one of the most famous and energetic streets in South Beach a cultural voyage that nods to the cities celebrated era of Art Deco.

ABOUT WINTER HAVEN HOTEL
Located just steps from South Beach’s celebrated beachfront waters, Winter Haven Hotel hugs the Ocean Drive strip.  Established in 1937 and unveiled in 1939 the hotel encapsulates the historical soul of Miami’s Art Deco architecture.  A boutique hotel offering 70 rooms, guests are invited to revel in history and décor preserved and provided by acclaimed architect Albert Anis. Winter Haven Hotel is located at 1400 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information about Winter Haven Hotel please visit www.winterhavenhotelsobe.com or call 305.531.5571.

ABOUT URGO HOTELS
For more than 40 years Urgo Hotels has led the way in designing, planning, repositioning and developing hotels throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean and is widely regarded as experts in all phases of the hospitality industry. Offering a comprehensive range of hospitality services, Urgo Hotels and its affiliates have achieved outstanding operating results for hotel properties under their management including hotels affiliated with Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson and Choice.  For more information about Urgo Hotels please visit www.urgohotels.com

ABOUT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION

Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent luxury hotels. Each destination has been selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than completely unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com.


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