Late 2015 marked the end of an extensive renovation project to a 1950’s hotel property, aimed at enhancing and reimagining the original architectural grandeur this particular historical building once enjoyed.
The property I’m referring is none other than Nautilus, a hotel located in the heart of Miami’s Art Deco district, an area renowned for both its exuberance & retro cultural landmarks.
Emulating a luxury beach house aesthetic, albeit one that favours a nod toward a Palm Springs edge, Nautilus Hotel delivers on playful design elements for a fresh interior scheme. Clean contemporary lines amalgamate with classic silhouettes and a deluxe materiality to pay homage to the historical mid-century splendour the hotel enjoyed in decades past.
The colour palate is rich and the furnishings opulent, a refreshing comparison to customary clichéd designs of themed beach hotels. The dining room features warm lighting, and divine dining settings with a decidedly urban appeal, while the bedrooms juxtapose vintage trunks with modern day luxuries for a welcoming boudoir, no matter how transient the stay.
Undeniably alluring, the overall effect Nautilus evokes is in sync with its exuberant South Beach precinct; a playground of contrasts, from the youthful take on antiquity, to the unrivalled indulgence found within a beachside culture.