Heads up, Floridians and tennis fans! The InterContinental Miami is debuting the first hospitality project by Venus Williams.
The tennis star’s firm, V Starr, designed the two new 3,300 square-feet, two-level presidential suites, Royal Palm and Metropolis. The Royal Palm color scheme is made up of oranges, yellows and whites (clearly Floridian, we say) while the Metropolis uses more natural tones of gray and tan hues that convey a more modern city feel. Both come with a master bedroom, living room, dining room, multi media room and kitchenette.
The Royal Palm Suite’s name is a nod to one of the first hotels in the area, Royal Palm Hotel, which was built by railroad magnate Henry Flagler. The color pallet of the room, the white screen and texture of the walls and materials all extend from the name. The Metropolis Suite name is a nod to Miami’s first newspaper, The Miami Metropolis. The front page of the first paper printed hangs in the suite. Again, the neutral color scheme and various textures used for the 3,300 square foot, two floor suite reflects the Metropolis name.
The new presidential suites are only the beginning of a $30 million dollar renovation. InterContinental Miami will debut all the new components of the renovation and officially unveil the Digital Canvas in time for Art Basel Miami, Dec. 6-9, 2012. The content will feature the local art and culture scene as a form of contemporary art and will be developed by an in-house curator of digital art.