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The Former Brickell Avenue Inn Completes Conversion to
The Hotel Urbano in Downtown Miami

Donna Candreva the Opening GM

MIAMI, FL (March 8, 2010) – Today, Miami’s highly anticipated Hotel Urbano at Brickell, the city’s newest “Art Hotel”, is pleased to announce that they have officially opened. This chic 65-room boutique hotel will provide Miami visitors with an art-inspired destination – while offering locals a new stylish venue for functions, after work cocktails and tantalizing cuisine. Located in the eclectic and sophisticated downtown Brickell neighborhood, Hotel Urbano’s stylish ambiance and personalized amenities combine with unique services and an art-inspired appeal. The hotel features the following contemporary amenities:
  • 65 ultra-modern guestrooms have been artfully designed by Marcie DeLaRosa – one of the country’s top interior designers – and feature king or double beds, satellite TV with premium channels, spacious walk-in showers and balconies or walk-out lanais.
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access is available in all hotel spaces and guestrooms.
  • A tropical, free form swimming pool and waterfall provides a perfect backdrop to the spacious deck with private cabanas, fire pits and vibrant poolside lounge featuring alfresco dining.
  • Modern fitness room with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Elegant meeting rooms and a lush poolside veranda to meet an array of business and social needs.
  • A restaurant boasting an award-winning Executive Chef, who has created masterful art-inspired menus, fusing South Florida and Cuban cuisine. 
  • Miami’s very own Art Fusion Galleries will display an array of original artwork from several new, emerging and well-known artists throughout the hotel lobby, hallways, rooms and restaurant. All artwork will change seasonally  and will be readily available for guests to purchase.
  • Winter/Spring rates starting at only $159 per night, include complimentary breakfast daily.

Rendering of the exterior - Hotel Urbano 

The hotel is owned by the Carlisle Group. 

General Manager Donna Candreva
Donna’s career objective was to manage a boutique hotel, and create an environment that will be the “talk of the town!” She will be soon accomplishing these objectives and making Hotel Urbano the new trendy hot spot. With over ten years in the hospitality field, Donna comes to Ocean Properties from Miami Beach South Beach Courtyard by Marriott where she spent two years as General Manager. Along with being Front Office Manager at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, she contributed to the hotel being
awarded “2005 Hotel of the Year”. At the Tampa Westshore Marriott, she achieved 93% the highest AOS score in the hotel’s history, and GSS Recognition Award 2002.

Additionally, Hotel Urbano at Brickell is proud to be a member of Sterling Design™ – a new special designation within the established Sterling Hotels™, a brand of Preferred Hotel Group™, offering guests chic style and sophistication that’s accessible for any budget. With a tagline of “As Individual as You,” Sterling Design will boast hotels and resorts from across the globe offering something for every guest.  Characteristics of the new designation include contemporary architecture, sleek and understated guestrooms featuring the latest technology, a hip bar, lounge or restaurant, and a high standard of service.

About Hotel Urbano at Brickell
The new Hotel Urbano at Brickell is located at 2500 South Brickell Avenue (formerly the Brickell Avenue Inn) in downtown Miami, at the intersection of Brickell and the Rickenbacker Causeway.  Centrally located, Hotel Urbano offers easy access to downtown Miami, Brickell Avenue, the shops and beaches of Key Biscayne and most of Miami’s major tourist attractions, including Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Island, The Museum of Science and Space Planetarium, and more.  In addition, the hotel is ideally located to sample Miami’s art galleries, special events and sporting options, such as Miami Design District’s Art Walk, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Ericsson Tennis Open, The Miami Heat and Florida Panthers games at American Airlines Arena, and endless rounds of golf at the renowned Key Biscayne Golf Course. For more information or to make reservations, call 1-888-657-3448 or visit

About Preferred Hotel Group™
Celebrating 42 years of excellence, Preferred Hotel Group is proud to be a global leader in the hospitality industry, delivering high-performance sales, marketing and technology solutions to more than 700 independent hotels and resorts in over 75 countries. Its family of brands represents a collection of the finest hotels in the world and include: Preferred Hotels® & Resorts (, Preferred Boutique™ (, Summit Hotels & Resorts™ (, Sterling Hotels™ ( and Historic Hotels of America™ ( For more information please visit


Cecilia Orbegozo
Director of Sales
2500 Brickell Avenue | Miami, FL 33129
Direct Tel: 305-742-2643
Reservations Toll Free: 866-384-2997

Also See: Two New Hotels in Downtown Miami, Kimpton's 400 room Epic and Kor's 162 room Viceroy, Bracing for a Much Tougher Business Environment than Anticipated / March 2009

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