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VOS set to begin renovation of Miami Beach’s historic Greystone Hotel

Hotel and adjacent property will be combined as part of project
Rendering of the renovated Greystone Hotel

Rendering of the renovated Greystone Hotel

Miami Beach’s historic Greystone Hotel is about to get a major facelift.

VOS Hospitality is set to begin its restoration of the pre-war hotel, including modern updates and a rooftop bar.

The firm will host a groundbreaking party for the hotel’s renovation at 1920 Collins Avenue on Tuesday, according to a news release from VOS.

VOS paid $7.5 million for the three-story hotel four years ago with partner the B Group, and acquired the former Santa Barbara hotel next door for $7 million two years later.

The Greystone was built in 1936 and closed years ago as its Art Deco facade began to show its age.

Aerial rendering of hotel, including five-story addition with step-back terraces

Aerial rendering of hotel, including five-story addition with step-back terraces

VOS now plans to combine the two properties into a 56,000-square-foot hotel with 92 rooms, a rooftop pool and bar, restaurant on the ground floor with 140 seats and an “undisclosed” basement lounge.

The Greystone’s Art Deco facade will remain intact, as will its lobby area. A piece of the Santa Barbara will also be restored, but the rest will be redeveloped into a five-story addition with each floor stepping back to create eight private terraces.

Architecture firm Shulman + Associates is designing the project. The renovations are expected to finish by end-year 2017.