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Miami’s Shelborne Wyndham Grand Unveils Event Spaces

South Beach’s Newest Destination Resort Presents an Inspired Meetings & Events Portfolio

Friday, April 04, 2014
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Following the completion of a $150 million renovation, the iconic Shelborne resort will reemerge in the heart of the South Beach Art Deco District as the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. The illustrious lifestyle resort will offer 200 guestrooms, including 11 luxe suites, an exclusive portfolio of leisure and entertainment options and over 15,000 sq. ft. of expanded event areas that includes several meeting rooms, an executive boardroom, breakout rooms, a grand ballroom and extensive indoor and outdoor flexible space.

Reviving the property’s vintage glamour, renowned designers Meg Sharpe and Richard Mishaan worked in tandem to completely transform the Shelborne public spaces, yielding interiors that are at the same time both soft and striking. The airy reception space eases guests into the hotel with a rich blend of taupe-pinks, cool grays and warm ambers while towering floor-to-ceiling pillars frame the signature curved shape of the concierge desk. Further inside, The Library Bar & Lounge – which all but implores guests to ‘sit and stay a while’ – is artfully outfitted with Shelborne’s signature Morris Lapidus-inspired terrazzo flooring, Tennessee granite columns and inviting leather-wrapped couches. Polished white cocktail tables speckle the room as easy resting places for hand-crafted libations served from the stainless-steel cocktail cart wheeling through the room.

In addition to the congenial lobby redesign, every inch of the newly unveiled meetings and event spaces have been reconstructed with an air of opulence and grandeur that call back to the hotel’s storied Art Deco past while maintaining a functional, modern sensibility. From a palatial ballroom that easily accommodates up to 350 guests, to a stately boardroom with commanding leather seating, guests of Shelborne Wyndham Grand can select from over 15,000 square feet of event space for their next South Beach soiree.

As the crown jewel of the resort’s event portfolio, the Grand Eldorado Ballroom is a magnificent space that offers an elegant setting for polished receptions and dignified celebrations. The room’s neutral colors and timeless décor provide a crisp canvas upon which planners can bring an endless array of events to life. For more intimate affairs, The Continental sits on the hotel’s mezzanine level, peering down on the lobby through an impressive floor-to-ceiling glass wall. With its birds-eye-view of the hotel’s comings and goings, guests of The Continental room will see private dinners and cocktail receptions from a whole new perspective.

At the Shelborne Wyndham Grand even the most practical of spaces have been given the Midas touch. Meeting rooms including The Gallery and The Rambler have achieved an unprecedented sense of glamour with boldly-patterned flooring, Art Deco accents and an intrepid use of bronze, onyx, teal and electric blue. Both spaces are also exceptionally malleable, easily hosting a lively gathering with dinner and dancing one evening followed by a professional conference for up to 50 guests the next. For executive meetings, The Boardroom brings an understated luxury to the table with fixed seating for 12 and state-of-the-art conferencing and presentation capabilities.

With handsome wood decking floors below and the South Beach sky above, The Marine Deck offers yet another outdoor option for events. This 3,700 sq ft elevated space overlooks Shelborne’s iconic pool deck with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Stepping out onto the breezy and Iconic Shelborne Pool Deck, guests meander down a gray travertine path until they are met with eight private cabanas and rows of inviting gray and white lounge chairs accented with pops of vibrant orange. With its oceanfront locale and lush surrounding greenery, the pool deck lends itself not only to lazy day lolling but also to hosting outdoor fêtes complete with signature poolside amenities and nostalgic rolling drink carts. Especially playful guests can invite up to 200 friends and family for games of outdoor ping pong, petanque and fresco ball on the DeSoto Beachside or bring the two spaces together for a beachfront blowout of up to 1,500 guests. Smaller groups are also welcome to host private lunches, dinners and even select spa treatments in the cabanas for a quintessential Miami experience.

Every meeting and event at Shelborne Wyndham Grand features a delicious array of culinary selections created by award-winning Chef Masaharu Morimoto. In addition to his Miami flagship restaurant Morimoto South Beach – which is also available for private events – the Iron Chef will oversee all operations for on-site catering and in-room dining at the resort, customizing his internationally acclaimed dishes for every guest experience.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand offers a comprehensive portfolio of meeting, wedding and reception services, ranging from bridal valets to personal event concierges. For meetings, customized break options and activities can be scheduled by one of Shelborne’s program curators, who can arrange for everything from oxygen bars to in-meeting room massage therapies.

High tech offerings include a Crestron Digital Media System, which allows central control of audio and video distribution throughout the hotel, and iBAHN, the industry’s leader in state-of-the-art meetings technology and secure high-speed conference services, complete with live stream and video conferencing capabilities. Personalized tech support is provided by Shelborne Wyndham Grand’s IT Genius, available to assist with tech set-up, testing, rehearsal and issue resolution.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach is located at 1801 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida, and is currently offering special preview group offers, including generous value-added amenities and services. For more information, please contact the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Sales Office at shelborne.sales@wyndham.com or (305) 531-1271.

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About Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach
Strategically located in the heart of South Beach, an international playground and home to some of the world’s most sought after real estate, the Shelborne is reinventing its classic past to be reborn this Spring as Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. An iconic Miami landmark, Shelborne will be transformed into South Beach’s newest luxury lifestyle resort, presenting exceptionally chic design, the most luxurious comforts, and expertly-curated experiences all in one glamorous, culturally-infused destination. Inspired by the fashion, music, art and flavors of South Beach, Shelborne’s sensational array of distinctive offerings have been crafted for the most discriminating clientele. The 200-room property, situated just steps away from the beach, will have an exclusive portfolio of leisure and entertainment options, including Iron Chef Morimoto’s Miami flagship restaurant, Morimoto South Beach.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotel Group or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts is an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings.

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,490 properties and over 645,400 rooms in 70 countries under 15 hotel brands. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

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