Design Buzz: EAST, Miami, Axiom Hotel

EAST Miami

Have a client searching for the latest posh accommodations, updated hot spots, and hotels with refreshed designs? We’ve collected three noteworthy properties to check out when looking to book a stylish stay. 

Arquitectonica and Clodagh Design to Open EAST, Miami This Winter

Swire Hotels has announced that it is on schedule to open the new EAST, Miami, this winter at Brickell City Centre, a $1.05 billion mixed-use development. 

Architecture firm Arquitectonica, in collaboration with New York-based Clodagh Design, is responsible for the design of the hotel. The 352 guestroom property will include eight suites and 89 one, two-, and three-bedroom residences, all with kitchens, laundry facilities and access to the hotel's amenities and services. Rooms will also have private balconies, contemporary interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Miami and Biscayne Bay.

Dining options will include Quinto La Huella, located on the fifth floor, offering both indoor and outdoor seating, a stone hearth oven and a sushi bar. Another dining venue, Sugar, is the hotel’s rooftop bar, which was designed by Los Angeles-based Studio Collective. EAST, Miami will also have a lobby café and bar, Domain.

Space for events, banquets and meetings will include four workshop areas located on the sixth floor ranging in size from 640 square feet to 840 square feet. The 38th floor will have a 1,400-square foot pre-function space, Rise and Set, and a 400-square-foot boardroom, High Noon,  while a 3,400 square-foot ballroom,The Crush, will be located on the 39th floor, affording 270 degrees of ocean and urban views. A space called Shrubbery and Sugar will serve as an area for outdoor events.

Axiom Hotel

Axiom Hotel in San Francisco Revamped by Stonehill & Taylor

Axiom Hotel has announced that it will be opening on 28 Cyril Magnin St. in San Francisco’s Union Square this fall.  

Designed by Stonehill & Taylor, an architecture and interior design firm based in New York City, the 152-room boutique hotel was inspired by San Francisco’s cable car system and will have distinctive lighting and technological advancements, as well as added artwork throughout the property. The entrance to the hotel is through a hidden "tunnel of light" in a hallway where guests will be welcomed by a chandelier. 

The mezzanine level, named “Cloud”, will have arcade games, mixing vintage entertainment with new gadgets. The property will also have a customizable meeting space that can divided into two areas called “Hub 1” and “Hub 2.”

Efforts to meld the old and new within the hotel include glitch art, works depicting modern day technological glitches over historic style photography, with pieces displayed throughout public spaces. The property’s light wells will also be revamped with art installations.

Juxtaposition is the main concept of the refreshed guestroom design, including exposed pipe ceilings in corridors, modern artwork, molded walls, and lighting fixed on cables. 

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Last Phase of Mandalay Bay Renovation To Be Completed in Spring 2016

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is scheduled to complete the final phase of its $100 million remodel by the spring of 2016.

The property’s transformation is being completed by MGM Resorts International Design Group, with the redesign of more than 3,000 guestrooms and suites.

Resort King rooms will have a cobalt and white color scheme, while Resort Queen rooms will have either a ruby and latte combination, or lavender and mocha. Beds will serve as a centerpiece for guestrooms, framed by a mural onyx-inspired wall.

The new Resort Collection rooms will have a work area with a glass desk, seating and task lighting, and offer views of the mountains, the city skyline or Mandalay Bay's 11-acre pool and beach.

The Suite Collection has one- and two-bedroom suites for entertaining, furnished with jewel tone fabrics accented by natural wood and stone and multiple seating and dining areas. There will also be one- to four-bedroom suites in the Luxury Collection, with newly designed décor, floor-to-ceiling windows and dining and bar areas.