The Sovereign Hotel has completed an extensive restoration of its original, inlaid Art Deco terrazzo lobby floor. Built in 1941 and renovated in 2001, the Sovereign Hotel is the northernmost hotel in the Mid Beach Historic District and is protected by the district as a landmark. Since its grand opening in the 1940s, the Sovereign Hotel, its facade, and two-story lobby with original terrazzo floor, have been important and distinctive focal points on Collins Avenue.
“We are so delighted with what we have accomplished,” noted Stefanie Bauer, general manager of the Sovereign Hotel. “It has been an exciting process as we uncovered and restored, section-by-section, a magnificent piece of original Miami Beach landmark history. With this restoration, we continue our mission of providing a timeless tribute to a historic era while, at the same time, creating an inviting, beachfront oasis for our guests.”
According to Bauer, the recent restoration included grinding off decades of wear and grime from the surface, repairing damaged areas, and then polishing the floor to a mirror-like shine that revealed the original, coral and white terrazzo floor with green inlays. The terrazzo floor restoration, which completed the look of the Art Deco era lobby, is part of an ongoing, several million dollar exterior and interior restoration/refurbishment program that includes recarpeting all guest rooms, painting, and adding new softgoods to maintain the hotel’s reputation as “the Emerald of Miami Beach.”
The Sovereign Hotel, featuring 107 guest rooms, sunny Breakfast Cafe, pool, oversize Jacuzzi, and its own stretch of Atlantic Ocean beachfront complete with beach chairs, umbrellas, and water sports, is located at 4385 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, FL adjacent to the Fontainbleau Hilton Resort. For more information, room rates, and reservations, call 305-531-3232 or visit http://www.miamibeachsovereign.com.