The newest hotel in Miami and largest hospitality development in the history of Ocean Drive—Celino South Beach—is set to open in February 2019. Following a $110 million transformation of the iconic Park Central Hotel, originally built in 1937 and closed in 2015, Celino South Beach will debut as a 132-guestroom oceanfront property as a reinterpretation of 1940s Miami Beach glamour.
Known as the birthplace of the country’s first conga line and the ‘40s hangout for stars such as Clark Gable, Rita Hayworth and Humphry Bogart, Celino will comprise three original Art Deco buildings plus a new five-story atrium building.
A standout feature will be the rooftop sun deck with a glass-bottom pool that reflects images on the interior walls of the atrium building and courtyard pool. Below, guests will find a 30-foot-tall mural by French street artist Mr. Brainwash in the atrium, illuminated by the natural light from the rooftop pool.
Incorporating elements of Cuban modernism and 1940s Art Deco into its design, Celino South Beach will have a color palette that includes pinks and blues, while guestrooms will have plenty of white and pastels. Playing on its history as the spot of the country’s first conga line, guestrooms will have a conga line kit with how-to guides and conga drums; rooms will also have On the Rocks bottled cocktails and more. There will be 82 rooms, 14 one-bedroom suites and 12 signature balcony suites.
For dining, INK Entertainment and hospitality tycoon Charles Khabouth will run Italian and Mediterranean seafood-centric restaurants, as well as an indoor/outdoor bar.
On-demand beauty services by PRIV, customized bicycles by Republic Bike, a signature scent by Doctor Aromas and a 24-hour fitness room will also be available, as far as spa at fitness offerings go.