Kimpton Angler’s South Beach
Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, located on Washington Avenue just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and the world-famous Art Deco District, has revealed its stunning new design.
Representing one of the few new builds in South Beach, the new wing – housing 85 guest rooms – will more than double the hotels inventory to a total of 132 keys, while providing an all-new architectural space to enchant guests from the moment they arrive.
Kimpton Angler’s design story was conceived by San Francisco based interior design studio NICOLEHOLLIS and Kimpton’s Global SVP of Design, Ave Bradley.
Kimpton Angler’s stirring design brings Miami’s rich past forward through its play of light and dark and its mood-setting design elements, which seamlessly tie together the destination’s seductive origins, citrus and tobacco agricultural heritage and early railroad and sea-faring beginnings as a trade and cultural exchange hub with the Caribbean. Brought to life via a carefully curated collection of timeless design features, fixtures, materials and works of art presented in deliberate contrast to one another, guests are taken on a journey that promises a sense of calm within the chaos of life.
Kimpton Angler’s dark design themes, displayed in everything from textured walls to lava rock textured coffee tables and tobacco-coloured accents; encourage guests to let the weight of the world fall away. Meanwhile the restorative powers of light found in a variety of facets, from tile flooring to indoor and outdoor furnishings, to the bright hues of sun and citrus, inspire guests to let life in.
Kimpton Angler’s story of high contrast begins immediately upon arrival as guests are welcomed by the relaxed calm of this cool and modern retreat. As they enter from Washington Avenue, a black marble tile floor laid in a herringbone pattern guides them into the hotel lobby. Meanwhile, refined and raw materials used throughout its furnishings and finishes tell the tale of Miami’s rich trade and agricultural history of citrus fields, railroads and shipwrecks.
Guests are drawn further in by the lobby’s Paiellette Brass Accent Wall by Devon Brady of Livework Studio that moves fish scale-like panels effortlessly with the breeze. Equally stunning is the sculptural glass bubble rope chandelier custom-made by Lindsey Adelman that creates yet another focal point from above. The reception design also features an exquisitely carved wood sculpture by John Houshmand that sits impressively behind reception providing an abstract portrayal of a giant banyan tree.
Dark and natural finishes take centre stage in the Minnow Bar through the hand-woven rope drapery by Sally England.
With an uncommon mix of accommodations that includes one, two and three-storey studios, lofts, suites, villas, spas and poolside bungalows, Kimpton Angler’s guestrooms are a study of air and light, presented in stark transition from the lobby’s darker tones and textures.
As guests enter the guestroom, they are instantly charmed by the headboard made of inlaid wood panelling that extends to the ceiling. Cobalt is the accent colour in patterns and finishes amid a neutral backdrop. Natural elements feature throughout from the woven, wicker treatment used for both the pendant beside lights to the over-sized work desk with its eye-catching, tree trunk shaped legs, creating an airy and beachy mood in each room. Large windows and balconies welcome the warming sun by day and the bright mood by night.
Kimpton Angler’s event and meeting space totalling nearly 19,000 square feet, illustrates the brands dedication to innovative meetings. With surroundings that simulate the imagination via its timeless design that exudes a residential feel while connecting the mind, body and spirit, Kimpton Angler’s meeting and event space inspires endless creativity, productivity and ultimately, success.
The Gallery, Kimpton Angler’s pre-function area and meeting room corridor features a hanging metallic tapestry provided by Sausalito based art consultant Julie Coyle, which sits above a plush custom sofa topped by a custom black ring pendant light embellished with natural faceted raw crystals. The Anchor meeting room features textured plaster walls, an all wood floor and large folding doors blending a contemporary living style, with a way to seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Terrace is an open-air courtyard ideal for receptions and meeting breaks featuring a string of lights made of braided black rope and over-sized bulbs draped casually along beams set against the blue sky overhead. From The Terrace, outdoor stairs lead guests to The Deck, an inviting palm tree-lined outdoor space directly above the meeting room that provides planners with a blank canvas for creating their own event backdrop or theme.
Sitting atop Kimpton Angler’s new wing on the sixth floor is the expansive rooftop pool deck offering panoramic views of South Beach, the Miami Skyline and the ocean as it sits on the horizon. Overlooking the natural energy of South Beach’s Washington Avenue, the new rooftop pool and sun deck provides a sophisticated space for lounging and sunbathing. Large hand-made clay platers, rattan loungers and wooden stools seductively invite guests to bask in relaxed style and comfort as they enjoy a feeling of enviable privacy and seclusion.
The Davani Group
The Davani Group specialise in the source and supply of exclusive materials, including stone, metal, wood and glass, along with the fabrication of custom furniture. The US operation of The Davani Group has been in operation for six years, but the group’s European manufacturing partners have been in existence for centuries combining old world craftsmanship along with the latest, most cutting edge technology.
Past projects have included The Porsche Tower, works with Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and Loews and various high-profile residences, including Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Bel Air home. More recently, The Davani Group has been involved with the work at Kimpton Anglers Hotel South Beach, procuring, supplying and installing materials for the reception area of the hotel.
Anthony Davani, CEO of The Davani Group, said:
“The stone reception desk is such a staple piece and makes a statement when you walk in to the lobby. We quarried the solid block of marble from the mountains of Italy, processed it, and had the piece hand-chiselled by talented Italian artisans.”
“At The Davani Group we are dedicated to excellence, not for ourselves, but for those who envision and inhabit the designs we make. We are all about giving our client a fully indulgent, luxury custom design experience. We are ridiculously responsive, unceasingly proactive and relentlessly driven to exceed our clients’ wildest expectations.”