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

Hotel and adjacent property will be combined as part of project
April 04, 2016 12:00PM

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

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.