SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 10, 2014 11:13 ET

Collins Avenue Hotels Benefit From City Enhancements

Miami Beach's Newest Updates Make the Blue Moon Hotel More Attractive Than Ever

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - As any student of history (or social-media user) knows, staying current is crucial to staying relevant. That may translate to updating paint colors, joining Facebook or, as in the case of the historic Blue Moon Hotel, enjoying the city-improvement projects happening just outside the front door. And as this luxury hotel on Collins Avenue prepares to reap the full benefit of these renovations when they're completed this summer, travelers can look forward to staying at a property that boasts the best of yesterday and tomorrow.

South Beach hotels are all poised to rejoice at some of the works in progress since many are designed to enhance the pedestrian experience. Sidewalks are being extended, for example, pedestrian ramps are being rebuilt and audible pedestrian signals are being installed on Collins Avenue at 7th and 10th Streets. Even better, those extended sidewalks are getting beautified by new landscaping that embraces Miami's lush vegetation.

In addition to becoming a more walkable destination, the area around Blue Moon Hotel will also become more drivable. New traffic signals, left-turn lanes, street lighting, pavement and even signage and pavement markings are all in the works to make the area safer and easier to navigate. And while the $6.3-million project will also cost the area about 70 parking spaces, guests of this hotel on Collins Avenue won't feel the crunch: Its valet parking eliminates all such logistical issues.

The city improvements mirror the sort of thoughtful experience guests can anticipate when staying at the Blue Moon Hotel. Located within Miami's Art Deco District hotels, the property encompasses just 75 guest rooms and suites to provide the sort of personalized service that harks back to a more genteel time. And the design elements echo that aura of tranquility. Soothing whites and sandy browns mirror the views guests drink in from their windows, while accents of aqua (in the form of a playful blue moon painted on the wall) inject a frisson of energy into every guest room. When visitors feel like getting out, they can lounge by the heated spa pool, join the beach scene just one block from the property or sit down to a carefully composed meal at the hotel's FIX restaurant where American fare meets local ingredients and influences.

Changes may be underway around the Blue Moon Hotel, but as this gracefully evolving property proves, the right sort of changes only make the historic experience better.

About Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection®
When travelers arrive at the Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection®, they encounter a serene Miami Beach experience unlike any other. Expansive windows and awnings lend the Art Deco building a gentility rarely found in South Beach, while luxurious interior appointments feel both fresh and modern. Guest rooms, for instance, feature plush bedding and complimentary Wi-Fi. And the hotel's signature restaurant, FIX, leads the dining scene with its locally sourced ingredients and locally influenced American cuisine. Business gets a dose of style via the hotel's 1,540-square-foot meeting room, and the hotel's location puts visitors within steps of the beach and the city's best shopping, dining and nightlife. Yet the details, from the relaxing spa pool, to the nightly showings of black-and-white films, add a dash of romance that makes this hotel feel at once progressive and historic.

Contact Information

    Elizabeth De Ponce
    Director of Sales
    Blue Moon Hotel
    Direct: 1-305-673-6573
    Fax: 1-305-534-1546