May 3, 2019
The recently completed Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club received top honors in six distinct categories at this year’s Miami Hospitality Design Awards. The annual competition celebrates excellence in Miami’s hospitality sector as well as contributions to the design community.
Designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Richard Meier, Kobi Karp Architecture, and DeSimone Consulting Engineers, the historic Surf Club reopened in March 2017 after an extensive five-year overhaul. Interiors of the hotel are evocative of times past and present a marriage of old-Hollywood glamour and modern luxury.
The new Surf Club towers extend over existing historic buildings, which created several significant design challenges and required innovative structural solutions. The entire development consists of three 12-story towers positioned above a single-story podium. The new 73-key Four Seasons Hotel is positioned between the North and South tower. The hotel lobby, dining areas, and public spaces at the ground level are contained within the restored Surf Club. An entire basement for parking and back of house functions was constructed below ground level, requiring new structural support to replace the foundations of the historic buildings.
More than 100 submissions were received across 22 categories, and winners were selected by a distinguished group of industry leaders including the Editor in Chief of Hospitality Design magazine, Stacy Shoemaker Rauen. The hotel received the Merit Award of Excellence in the following categories:
- Overall Hotel
- Hotel Lobby/Reception
- Hotel Guest Room
- Hotel Guest Suite – Marybelle Penthouse Suite
- Hotel Restaurant – Le Sirenuse Miami Restaurant
- Hotel Nightclub, Bar, Lounge – Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar