A boutique hotel called Casa Pellegrino has opened on North Ocean Drive in Hollywood following a renovation project that took almost two years.
The 13-room Casa Pellegrino at 2007 North Ocean Drive opened in the space of the old Tropical Breeze Motel, which was built in 1947.
Alessandro Pellegrino, who manages the hotel with his brother Giuseppe, told the Sun-Sentinel that “the hotel has changed more than 80 percent from what it was before.”
Pellegrino told the Sun-Sentinel the renovation work involved the replacement of walls and floors and the installation of new electrical and plumbing systems.
An entity controlled by the Pellegrino family bought the old Tropical Breeze Motel in November 2013 for $807,500, according to Broward County property records.
Civil engineer and entrepreneur Felice Pellegrino designed and built Casa Pellegrino. His wife Marilena Di Stefano, an interior designer, chose the furnishings and artwork.