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Willa Ford

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to future Menin Hotels in areas including San Francisco, Chicago, The Bahamas, New Orleans and most notably - Market Lincoln Lane, a highly anticipated project that is in its final developmental stages and would endorse the hoteliers to build the first hotel off of famed Lincoln Road. On the heels of success with Shelborne South Beach, Keith and Jared immediately became presented with multiple development opportunities. With these in queue, Menin Hotels announced its latest project, Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel, opening early December 2012. Originally built in 1941 by Miami architect L. Murray Dixon, the historic property is located in the heart of South Beach, on the Southwest corner of 17th Street and Collins Avenue. Maintaining its original name and structure, the joined sister boutique hotels will open its doors following a $35 million restoration and renovation to reveal an updated Italian Riviera-influenced design that pays homage to its vintage Miami roots. with the city, historians and conservationists to ensure that our new vision adhere to the original." In its new incarnation, Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel will feature 87 rooms and suites and be home to several new dining options, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a subterranean nightclub, Chicago's famed speakeasy-inspired lounge Drumbar and a 5,000-square-foot rooftop pool deck with expansive ocean and city views. The rich history of the Miami community is a large focal point of the hotel, which features a collection of vintage South Beach photographs from the early 1900's. The art is displayed throughout the property as well as in the guest rooms and suites. "This will be our most extensive renovation of a classic South Beach property to date," says Keith. "It gives us great pride to showcase our ongoing commitment and investment to our home town as we strive to evolve Miami's appeal as a travel destination. We have been utilizing Gale and Regent's previous architectural drawings and working closely Set in the center of the entertainment district, Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel are poised to reflect the creative spirit and pure energy of South Beach. The property offers the perfect combination of comfort, convenience and luxury, setting the tone for guests' and visitors' expectations while also weaving in their signature elements, present in all Menin Hotels' locations. With a current portfolio of five hotel destinations and multiple dining and nightlife locations that most seasoned hoteliers would be envious of, the new age hoteliers have one eye on other cities throughout the world at all times. Keith and Jared currently have plans to bring their restoration and development golden touch "It gives us great pride to showcase our ongomg commitment & investment to our home town as we strive to evolve Miami's appeal as a travel destination." "Keith and I were fortunate to have been raised in the hotel industry as it gave us the ability to understand the importance of the past, but look to the future as we grow and expand," said Jared. "It is a great reward for the both of us to be a part of making history relevant again for our generation and we are looking forward to bringing this movement to other cities and countries."

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