A new year, a new look for the storied hotel on Collins Avenue. The Carillon Miami Beach — the historic landmark at 6801 Collins Avenue — was the old haunt of Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack. Last year, Z Capital acquired the condo hotel — what was called Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa — and resurrected the old name. Now spring plans are in the works for a $25 million renovation project which will restore the old Tambourine Lounge, upgrade the interiors, and introduce its own spa brand.
A big focus will be enhancing the 750-foot beachfront. As quoted by the South Florida Business Journal, the Carillon’s managing director Lestor Scott says, “In its heyday, it was the place to be. Our whole initiative is to reintroduce that 1950s look and feel and make it modern.” Other aspects of the three-phase renovation include new pool cabanas, a redesign of the Thyme restaurant and update of the Palm Court Terrace. The Carillon Miami Beach is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.