Described as the place where ‘grit meets glamour, hotel meets private club,’ Soho Beach House is located on Collins Avenue in the Mid-Beach area of Miami.
Nick Jones requested Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to work with him on this 80,000 square foot hotel and private members’ club with over 40 bedrooms, three rooftop suites, two large pools, beach cabanas, screening room, a Cecconi’s restaurant and an expansive Cowshed Spa. Inspired by Cuba and Latin America, the oceanfront hotel, originally built in 1941, utilises salvaged timber from Wyoming, encaustic floor tiles from a Church in Spain, vintage barber chairs from upstate New York and many reclaimed fixtures throughout the space.
Photography by James McDonald
A faded colour palette and aged timbers achieve a look closely associated with the maritime and Old Havana. Drawing on the rich geometric patterns and prints of bygone decades, the design adds a fresh character with colourful mosaics and modern details, abundant greenery and an eclectic mix of vintage pieces, while faded upholstery and woven rugs paired with glamorous chandeliers create an atmosphere of casual elegance.
Within the hotel suites, one-off vintage pieces were sourced from antique dealers on the West Coast of America, while the bathrooms were designed in a classic British style.