News for the Hospitality Executive
Eden Roc, A Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa Completes
$200 million Renovation and Expansion
BEACH – November 6, 2008 - Eden Roc, A Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa
re-opened following 18 months of renovation and expansion. The soft
opening marks the completion of the Resort Tower and its amenities while
the resort’s owners put the finishing touches on a new 21-story Ocean Tower,
set to open by year-end. The Eden Roc was originally designed and
built in 1956 by architect Morris Lapidus. Its Art Deco design and architecture
reflect the history and flamboyance of the hotel's glory days during the
1950s and 1960s.
“We are conducting a soft opening following the completion of our $200 million transformation, so that we have the luxury of planning and staging the resort for our grand opening celebration in early 2009,” says General Manager Gary Gentile. “The Eden Roc is re-emerging as a chic icon of style and luxury in Miami Beach and for the Renaissance brand. The new Eden Roc is intimate and elegant…like a Jewel Box; each space opening up to reveal distinctive design and amenities delivered with exceptional level of service that delights and surprises. I invite everyone to rediscover the Eden Roc!”
The renovation of the stylish Eden Roc, a Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa, is the latest addition to the global Renaissance portfolio, which is nearing completion of a $2 billion makeover by owners and franchisees. This year, Renaissance has also completed major renovations in several major cities – a $24 million renovation of The Renaissance Times Square Hotel in New York, a $128 million restoration of the historic Chicago landmark, The Blackstone, a Renaissance Hotel, and a multi-million dollar makeover of The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel.
Style and Luxury from the Moment You Walk In
Chic, Sophisticated Guestrooms
Dining: On The Beach
Under the creative direction of Scott Siebert and Executive Chef Thorsten Leighty, Gia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar offers only the freshest ingredients. Chef Leighty, working in concert with local growers and South Florida’s fishing industry, has created a menu that boasts eclectic flavors and daily selections, as well as featured courses with wine pairings. Highly polished dark woods, stamped tin relief ceilings painted in a creamy butter-white and distressed cement walls create the ambiance of an Italian villa, while its easy menu and friendly service evoke the charm of a bistro.
Gia’s menu boasts a variety of small plates, including items such as steamed mussels, cockles & clams in a roast garlic-viognier brodetto or seared beef carpaccio with nebbiolo pears and black pepper pecorino. Big plates are as varied as the starters, with choices ranging from seared and simmered white balsamic glazed duck with toasted butternut squash and broccoli rabe to ravioli with homemade ricotta, spinach and white wine sage butter sauce. The gourmet selections extend to dessert, where guests can choose among plates such as pannetone bread pudding with roasted banana custard or warm fig tart with lemon-pistachio crust and hazelnut gelato.
Meetings and Conferences
Meeting planners who select the Eden Roc for their next event will be surprised and delighted to find their every need catered to by their very own ‘meeting planner butler’. As part of the Renaissance Plum Perfect Program, the Eden Roc provides each meeting planner with a single point person who is responsible for anticipating their every need and delivering perfect, flawless meetings every time. Other amenities include a business center, wireless Internet in all public areas including the pool and beach, and use of Eden Roc’s in-house Destination Management Company, Eden Roc Destination Services. Catering to everything from intimate social events to large corporate meetings, this full-service program coordinates meticulous production and innovative design to create a unique identity for every event held at the Eden Roc.
As the top venue in South Florida for Kosher events, the Eden Roc has created a separate Kosher Kitchen that employs the same state of the art technology used in the main kitchen, but will only be used for Kosher events. The Kosher Kitchen will only be opened with a Rabbi’s blessing prior and members of the kitchen team will wear yarmulke during all food preparation, which will be in accordance with Kosher dietary laws. The Eden Roc is one of only two hotels on Miami Beach with a Kosher Kitchen.
About Eden Roc, A Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa
The resort’s focal point is an oasis of six infinity-edged pools and waterfalls surrounded by gardens threaded with walkways and intimate seating areas. Overlooking this tropical haven is the ultra stylish new Spa of Eden. Opening in Spring 2009, the spa will boast 21,000 sq. ft. of elegantly appointed space with 17 treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center. Luxurious spa products and lavish treatments are available in a temporarily designated area of the hotel until the Spa of Eden opens next year. Other leisure amenities include four new dining destinations offering exquisite cuisine and entertainment options, six infinity-edged swimming pools, a cosmopolitan lobby bar, Starbucks, an upscale boutique, 24/7 room service, turn-down service, laundry service, water sports, the boardwalk, and much more.
The stylish new Eden Roc is located minutes from major attractions, including the shops and restaurants of Lincoln Road, South Beach nightlife, Bal Harbour Shops, the Bass Museum of Art, The Wolfsonian, Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach Convention Center, and more. For resort information and reservations, please call 1-800-hotels1 or 305-531-0000 or visit www.revealrenaissance.com.
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|Also See:||Key International Signs $100 million Contract to Acquire the Eden Roc in Miami Beach from Blackacre Capital Group; Plans to Add New Condo-hotel Tower / July 2005|
|Undergoing $110 million Renovation, The Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa Hires/Promotes Several Executives / May 2006|
|The Legendary Eden Roc Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa Begins $170 million Transformation, Includes New 21-story, 283 Guest Room Tower / October 2007|
|Miami Beach's Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa Closing for 6 Months; $110 million Renovation Includes New 283 room Hotel Tower / February 2007|