SLS –Ritz Plaza Hotel South Beach Miami

Sofikitis Poolstones is very proud to have been chosen as the supplying company of marble accessories for the decoration of SLS –Ritz Plaza Hotel South Beach’s pool, 500 ln.ft. perimeter and the surrounding area about 2500 sq.ft with plates of 2×4 feet size, through Dillon Pools Inc. In the project a total of 2 twenty feet containers of natural sandstone, “Serena” type, that are travelling right now (the end of January 2012) towards PORT EVERGLADES – MIAMI, have been used, while for the marble drain grates a new innovative product of the company reinforced with stainless steel under the stone has been chosen. This specific combination of stainless steal and natural stone is the latest in applied research which the company Sofikitis Poolstones have done over the last few years and still doing, so as to combine the greatest safety with luxury and long life which the stone around the pool would give.
Originally built in 1939 under renowned South Beach architect L. Murray Dixon, the Ritz Plaza features a rooftop architectural design depicting a lantern reaching to the sky and is the tallest art deco structure in South Beach.
Miami Beach’s Ritz Plaza Hotel will reopen in spring 2012 as the 142-room SLS Hotel South Beach after the renovation of the 72-year-old beachfront property is completed by co-developers SBE and CIM Group (SBE is a Los Angeles based luxury hospitality, real estate development and lifestyle company, led by entrepreneur Sam Nazarian).
Ten new luxury pool-side bungalow suites as well as a 14,500-square-foot pool deck, will be added to the hotel’s current 132 rooms by the designer Philippe Starck. Accessory retail and restaurant space will also include The Bazaar, a Spanish-influenced restaurant from Chef Jos? Andr?s, as well as the Japanese-inspired Katsuya with its adjacent Dragon Room lounge. Nightlife will be provided by the hotel’s Hyde Beach Lounge which is “modeled after the best beach-side destinations of the Mediterranean Riviera.” Also the musician Lenny Kravitz will design one of the bungalows as well as the penthouse suite. The hotels general manager is Albert Mertz and he most recently worked at the W South Beach.
The new SLS South Beach shall be another huge bucket of sparkling energy, but with sea, sun and sand and of course swimming pools.