Michael Dezer, developer of the new Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, has been a lifetime collector of classic American cars and memorabilia. He is now opening part of his renowned collection at the celebrated Sonesta resort.
The American Classics Collection at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, worth approximately $5 million, is comprised of 30 automobiles, numerous road signs, gas pumps, posters, radios and other antiques. The Collection is now on display at the newly opened resort where complimentary tours can be arranged.
Among The Highlights of the American Classics Collection are:
* 1928 Duesenberg, worth approximately $1 million
* 1950 Mercury, used in a James Dean movie with a 45-record player installed inside
* 1949 Chrysler ‘Town & Country’ convertible, with wooden sides, worth approx. $100,000
* 1964 Ford Mustang, first convertible for Mustang
* 1958 Ford Edsel, convertible
* 1967 Amphibious, made to drive on the water and on the road
* 1946 Bubbler Wurlitzer Juke Box, still operating
ABOUT THE COLLECTOR
Born in Israel in 1941, Michael Dezer graduated from a technical high school there and began his lifelong love affair with automobiles and other vehicles. As a teenager, he journeyed through 10 European countries on his 1957 Vespa scooter. His first car was a 1949 Plymouth, which is exhibited in the resort’s collection. After his emigration to America, while working on his BBA and MBA degrees in marketing, Dezer began to collect classic American cars and participated in the 1986 Great American Race. At one time, he owned the largest and most prized collection of post-war American convertibles (approximately 500 vehicles).
ABOUT THE RESORT
The new 32-story, 390-room Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort is best described by its slogan “Stay Awhile”. Located at Sunny Isles Beach in Florida, the beachfront resort offers contemporary designer accommodation and amenities that include a grotto-style beachfront pool and sun deck with fountains, rock formations and waterfalls, as well as air-conditioned cabanas at the pool and beachfront.
The world-class Aquanox Spa presents traditional therapies together with cutting-edge treatments and service using exclusive product lines. The resort also features two restaurants; two lounges; retail shops; Business Centre; 22,000 sq-ft of meeting space, including an oceanfront ballroom. The project was developed by Donald Trump and Dezer Development Company and is managed by Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. This is the first Donald Trump development in Miami.
Sonesta Hotels, Resorts & Nile Cruises, based in Boston, represents a collection of 23 upscale hotels and resorts and three Nile Cruise ships. Founded in the 1940’s, Sonesta has a long-standing reputation in the hotel industry for offering properties designed to deliver uncompromising personal service, reflecting the culture and history of their location and provide a memorable experience unique to each hotel. Sonesta’s properties are located in Boston, New Orleans (2), Miami (3), Bermuda, Brazil, Peru (6), Tuscany (4), and Egypt (8).
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