The Intercontinental in Miami, Florida is a property of Strategic Resorts in Chicago. We were hired by Strategic to remodel the Presidential and Royal Suites of the hotel as well as the Executive Suites as part of a massive renovation in 2012. The scope of the project included selections of floors, walls, ceilings, specialty finishes, bathroom fixtures, art, consulting with electronics, as well as all furnishings. Each of the Presidential and Royal Suites are two stories including kitchens, two and a half bathrooms, a conference / media room, open office, living room and sleeping space. We enjoyed this project as our first major Hospitality Design project.
Suite 1 – Theme- “Metropolis”
Henry Flagler- financed Miami’s first newspaper- “The Metropolis”-
This first suite focuses on the idea of a metropolis: major city/ or center of activity- it has edgy lines and elements that are reminiscent of the grid of a city or even tracks of a train- linear. Henry Flagler played a large role in creating railways to connect Miami. Julia Tuttle “the mother of Miami” was one of the people who donated land for the railway to Flagler.
Suite 2- Palmeraia (Palm Grove)
Theme- “Palmeraie” Palm Beach & Miami Blend: Sophisticated, elegant, lush interior spaces
Overall this suite has an emphasis on life’s delicacies, from the warm, marble floor to the pearl like wall coverings there are obvious undertones of the rich and warm Florida lifestyle. This is accentuated with, splashes of color- orange/blues/soft greens/ and hints of copper. This suite represents the kind of result you would get by mixing Palm Beach & Miami in its most luxurious state. The joining of these two places was greatly influenced by the East Coast Railway
Max Urban Millwork created custom millwork and installation of panels for the space. Sharon Lewis upholstery created the custom upholstery pieces.