The New Darling of Miami Beach
By Steve Pike
On Miami Beach, everything that is old is new again. That’s particularly true for hotels, the latest example being the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in Miami Beach, which opened this past spring after a multi-million-dollar renovation.
A South Florida icon for more than 70 years, the oceanfront resort is located in the heart of Miami Beach’s mid beach at 39th and Collins Avenue. Originally designed by renowned Art Deco architect Roy France in 1940, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club overlooks the Atlantic Ocean with beach and city views. The “new’’ Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club features 357 guest rooms, as well as two distinct dining outlets, two pools (adults-only and family pool) and beachside service.
“We’re getting great reviews,’’ said general manager Karan Kakar. “Our focus is on great product, but great product without great service doesn’t make sense. The personalization that the guests are getting is phenomenal. There is a lot of engagement between our staff and guests.’’
A key reason for the Cadillac’s early success, Kakar said, was the pre-stay communication with guests.
“Really finding out the reasons for their stay with us and making sure we adapt to that, whether a guest is here for business or a family vacation. We deliver to those things as opposed to being a cookie-cutter experience. Once our guests are on sight, with all of our engagement and programming, we deliver to those things.’’
The Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club is part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels, a diverse portfolio of more than 135 independent hotels around the world.
At the heart of the hotel, the lobby has kept its classic signatures with original terrazzo floors, lush greenery and a wraparound mezzanine balcony overlooking the check-in and lounge area. Just beyond the hotel lobby, guests will find The Lobby Bar and Riviera, a flexible use public and meeting space, leading to a grand terrace overlooking the pool deck.
For corporate meetings and social events, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club offers several flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces that include a high-tech and high-styled boardroom and a ballroom that opens onto an expansive pool deck.
Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club’s main pool leads to the beachside bungalow restaurant and bar area where guests and locals have access to a wide range of craft cocktails, rosé and European wines, as well as a fresh raw bar and light fare including simply grilled fish and salads. Inside, the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club features a locally-sourced, authentic trattoria featuring a wood-fired oven where Neapolitan pizza, homemade pasta, simply-grilled wild fish and grass-fed meats are prepared.
Visit one of South Florida’s icons and experience their personalized accommodations.