MIAMI — Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, formerly The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, has completed an $18 million renovation that has refreshed public spaces and guestrooms, it was announced this month.
Post-renovation, the 157-guestroom property, the newest addition to Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide’s Tribute Portfolio, features a Latin ambience.
In the lobby, the vaulted ceilings and grand staircase are now centred under a stained glass ‘rosary’-style window and Murano glass chandeliers.
The newly introduced lobby bar serves cocktails and a new small plates menu. On the events side, there’s a game room, complete with pool table, shuffleboard, oversized TVs and a bar area. Completing the renovation are new sleeping rooms featuring wood floors and stainless steel pedestal beds, complemented by sectional sofas, and bronze and smoked glass desks.
Aragon Café serves locally inspired fare anchored in Miami’s international culture. Other amenities include a fitness facility, complete with whirlpool/hot tub and outdoor heated pool; 24-hour concierge service; in-room massage treatments; breakfast, lunch and dinner in the onsite restaurants, as well as an in-room dining menu.
In addition, Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables offers experiential programming throughout the hotel’s renovated spaces. The programming spans across wellness, mixology, informational workshops, history, sports and more. Programming includes dance lessons in the hotel’s rotunda; watch parties in the game room; mixology-driven events at the lobby bar; tours of Coral Gables on the hotel’s custom bikes; and interest-specific workshops such as DIY weddings.
The property will also offer wellness programming, including a monthly rooftop yoga class, followed by a sunset meditation ritual and tea tasting, and monthly 30-minute Aquacycle classes paired with a 30-minute matbox pilates classes.
The renovation of the hotel is at the forefront of a larger, neighbourhood-wide $21 million streetscape project that will reshape the city’s historic Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue. The result will be wider sidewalks, additional outdoor dining, and new trees lining the streets, making it more pedestrian friendly and allowing for increased foot traffic.