SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

February 04, 2015 16:03 ET

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami Unveils Renovation and Introduces New Open-Style Marketplace

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami welcomes guests to a new arrival experience. The luxury Miami resort now features two remastered spaces and is unveiling a new marketplace café, Key Pantry: Eat.Drink.Shop.

Key Pantry: Eat.Drink.Shop., an open-style marketplace café, is the newest addition to the resort and dining options. Designed with rustic beachside furnishings, yet adorned with elegant black and white tile, the space invites guests to stop by for a freshly brewed cup of Panther Coffee, a Miami-based specialty coffee roaster with a unique twist. Each cup of Panther Coffee is roasted on site, in small batches. After the selection of the coffee beans, a professional technique known as "cupping" begins, resulting in the correct caramelization of the sugars within the coffee beans and exposing the natural sweetness.

Guests can also nosh on ice cream, pastries, cupcakes, cakes and sandwiches, all house-made. A self-serve enclave presents additional snacks, a wine display with hand selected wines by the resort's sommelier, and Artisanal cheeses. To complement the food and beverage offerings, unique selections of gifts such as cooking utensils, cookbooks, dining décor and exclusive items to the venue include Cocktail Kingdom Craft cocktail accessories, MAST Bros Chocolates and Bittermen's Bitters. A bespoke bicycle cruiser displays with a chef- inspired picnic basket, perfect for a picturesque bike ride throughout the tropical island oasis. 

A staple and one of the only venues in Miami to enjoy live Latin music, RUMBAR transports guests into the 1940s old Havana style bar lounge with a new transformation. Palmetto, high ceiling fans, rich, dark woods and sultry ambiance recalls the past, yet offers a contemporary, modern look and additional bar and lounge seating. With a grand selection of over 85 varieties of rums, piscos and cachacas, RUMBAR's seasoned mixologists create cocktails with all fresh fruits, ingredients and new vessels, with the Black and Blue Mojito and Classic Mojito as signature favorites. A small bites and shareable menu savors the flavors of Miami with plates such as the Tostones Rellenos, Tuna Tartar, Garlic Aioli Sauce, Florida Double-Fried Plantain; Ropa Vieja Slider, Braised and Pulled Churrasco with Pickled Bell Peppers; and Minuta de Pargo, Beer Battered Red Snapper, Cuban Tartar Sauce on Sundried Tomato Bread. 

Beats and sounds from the new 7-piece live band fills the Lobby Lounge and RUMBAR with a lineup featuring a mix of traditional Latin music, Latin pop to Top 40s, a guaranteed good time every Friday and Saturday evening.

The renovation of the Miami resort includes an unveiling of the lobby space, designed by Boston-based interior design firm, Jinnie Kim. The space showcases majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean upon arrival through large, floor-to-ceiling windows. Hues of blues and greens that carry throughout the furniture are reminiscent of the natural tropical island oasis surroundings, offset by a beautiful chandelier hanging from the high ceilings, offering a warm gathering place any time of day.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. For additional information, please contact (305) 365-4500 or visit 

About The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is just minutes from the city's cosmopolitan center, yet feels like a secluded island getaway with its lush tropical gardens, infinity ocean views and the only South Florida beach on Dr. Beach's Top Ten Beaches in the U.S. list. Connected to Miami by a picturesque causeway, the luxury resort is a renowned spa destination, has four globally-inspired dining venues, which take guests on culinary journeys to Tuscany, Coastal Mexico and St. Tropez, and has the largest tennis center of any Ritz-Carlton in the world. The award-winning resort is recognized by Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Forbes, Tennis magazine and Golf Digest as among the world's best hotels. For additional information or reservations, call The Ritz-Carlton toll free at (800) 241-3333, the resort directly at (305) 365-4500, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at:

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 88 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tatiana Lora
    Area Communications Manager
    455 Grand Bay Drive
    Key Biscayne, FL 33149
    Tel: (305) 365-4208
    Fax: (305) 365-4509
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