When it opened in 1940, nothing looked like The Plymouth - a dazzling Art Deco icon that epitomized the glamour and style of its time.
And nothing on Miami Beach will feel like The Plymouth when the legendary hotel reopens this summer after a significant investment, debuting as an effortlessly stylish, casually private and romantic retreat on a block that still feels like a best-kept secret.
Worlds apart from the action around it - but steps from effervescent South Beach - The Plymouth will radiate its original glamour, refined through the very personal vision of Think Hospitality, the hoteliers and entrepreneurs whose dining and hospitality projects are creating a voguish new world encompassing the emerging Collins Park cultural district.
New York-based designer Fernando Santangelo, who oversaw design for The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach and the rebirth of Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, has brilliantly reconceived The Plymouth’s interior as a timeless fusion of moods, motifs, and materials.
The tone is set by a pair of beautifully restored lobby murals by renowned 20th-century artist Roman Chatov.
Santangelo drew on Chatov’s luminous jewel tones for the renewed colour scheme of blues, reds, and greens.
“It’s definitely tropical, but more south of France than South Florida,” Santangelo said.
With The Plymouth and sister hotel properties owned by Think Group on 21st street, Think Hospitality Group is also spearheading the transformation of Collins Park, an underappreciated section of Miami Beach that’s home to cultural institutions like the Bass Museum of Art, currently undergoing a major renovation, and ground zero for annual Art Basel events.
Guests will enjoy an exceptional feature of the hotel before they even enter.
A gem from the past, The Plymouth’s original street-front terrace is a grand outdoor space unlike anything in South Beach.
The ever popular lounging area for guests will rock with fun swing benches and huge potted palms to create a playful social space.