Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables Announces Completion of $18 Million Renovation and Conversion From The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Now Bookable
through Starwood Channels

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HotelColonnade–Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, formerly The Westin Colonnade, Coral
Gables, and the newest addition to Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide’s
Tribute Portfolio, is proud to announce the completion of an $18 million
renovation, which has repositioned the hotel as an elevated, playful
retreat on the famed Miracle Mile in the heart of Coral Gables.

“Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables is a modern yet elegant hotel that caters
to spirited travelers, adventure-seekers and work-hard-play-harder road
warriors,” said Patricia Davis, vice president of sales, marketing and
revenue management of Pivot Hotels and Resorts. “Our promise at Hotel
Colonnade Coral Gables is to inject a sense of glamour and adventure
into the hotel while honoring the rich history of Coral Gables.”

The 157 guest room property was acquired by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in
late 2014. On the site of The Colonnade Building, erected in the 1920’s
by Coral Gables founder George Merrick, the hotel features newly
imagined spaces by Dawson Design Associates. From the glamourous event
venues to the sleek and modern guest rooms, each space has an
unmistakable Latin beat and vibe, inspired by the local destination.
Adding to the classic beauty of the design, the existing vaulted
ceilings and grand staircase in the lobby are now centered under a
dramatic stained glass ‘rosary’ style window and oversized Murano glass
chandeliers. The intimate Aragon Café welcomes guests each morning with
offerings inspired by Miami’s international culture made with the
freshest ingredients sourced from local partners. The newly introduced
lobby bar invites guests and locals alike to taste the evening’s
signature cocktail or enjoy a bite from the new small plates menu and
enjoy an old favorite. A state-of-the-art game room, complete with a
pool table, shuffleboard, oversized TVs, and a bar area creates the
perfect venue for small groups and weddings or gatherings with family
and friends for an afternoon watching the game. Completing the
renovation are elegant new sleeping rooms featuring wood floors and
contemporary stainless steel pedestal beds, complimented by sleek
sectional sofas and intricate bronze and smoked glass desks. Sexy, chic
and layered, the guestrooms are elegantly modern and approachably

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables offers hotel guests and Miami locals alike,
new and fresh experiential programming throughout the hotel’s renovated
spaces, highlighting the hotel’s exciting new persona. The innovative
programming will offer something for everyone, spanning across wellness,
mixology, informational workshops, history, sports, and more.
Programming planned at Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables includes a variety
of dancing lessons in the hotel’s rotunda, watch parties in the game
room, mixology driven events at the chic lobby bar, historical bike
tours of Coral Gables on the hotel’s custom bikes, and interest specific
workshops, such as DIY weddings, where guests will be able to channel
their inner creative and learn something new. The premier Coral Gables
hotel will have a strong focus on the well-being and relaxation, giving
Coral Gables a unique approach to wellness that is not currently offered
in the neighborhood. Fun and original wellness programming includes a
monthly rooftop yoga class, followed by a sunset meditation ritual and
tea tasting, and monthly 30 minute Aquacycle classes (read: spinning in
the pool while overlooking the city of Coral Gables) paired with a 30
minute matbox pilates classes.

The renovation of the hotel is at the forefront of a larger,
neighborhood-wide $21 million streetscape project that will completely
reshape the city’s historical Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue. The
result will be wider, walkable sidewalks, additional outdoor dining, and
new trees lining the streets, making it more pedestrian friendly and
allowing for increased foot traffic. The glamorously re-imagined Hotel
Colonnade Coral Gables, which sits on Miracle Mile and one block from
Giralda Avenue, is paving the way for the revitalization of the historic
neighborhood, injecting new life into downtown Coral Gables.

As with all Tribute Portfolio properties, Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
features a selection of #independentmoments – distinct moments found at
each Tribute Portfolio hotel and resort that illustrate what guests love
about “staying independent.” These socially-sourced vignettes extend
beyond the typical hotel brochure to highlight the secret spots,
must-sees and can’t-miss experiences at each Tribute Portfolio property.


Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables is a retreat adjacent to the renowned
Miracle Mile shopping district with its stylish shops, art galleries,
and the upscale Shops at the Village of Merrick Park, all easily
accessible via the Coral Gables complimentary trolley service. Other
amenities include a fitness facility, complete with a whirlpool/hot tub
and an outdoor heated pool, 24-hour concierge service, in-room massage
treatments, breakfast lunch and dinner in the onsite restaurants as well
as an in-room dining menu for those wishing to relax in their guest
room. Elevated and refined yet playful, the hotel and its reinvented,
renovated spaces pays homage to its illustrious history while also
keeping a finger on the pulse of contemporary culture and modern design.
With an independent spirit, bright and sophisticated spaces for weddings
and corporate retreats, and an unparalleled location on the Miracle
Mile, the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables is a go-to oasis in Miami’s the
historic Coral Gables neighborhood.


For Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
Kristy Benowitz,