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Historic Hampton House opens in Miami after $6M restoration

Two-story, 30,000 sf building was restored to its 1960s status

May 08, 2015 10:30AM

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Historic Hampton House

Historic Hampton House

In the 1960s, the Hampton House Motel featured a jazz club, banquet hall and food service, as well as hosted Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali.

Now, the Historic Hampton House, at 4240 Northwest 27th Avenue in Miami, will reopen after a $6 million renovation that includes guest rooms, lobby, cafe, patio and pool areas. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot building’s design incorporates Miami Modern-style architecture, according to a press release.

The addition of a multipurpose room and kitchen will be used for future educational and museum space. Preservationists incorporated furniture, fixtures, railings and wall paneling, according to the project’s website.

Miami-Dade County commissioners and the Historic Hampton House Community Trust are hosting the grand opening on Friday. The trust and the county’s Internal Services Department, Design & Construction Services Division managed the restoration. — Katherine Kallergis