The Standard in Miami Beach to undergo major renovation, will demolish east wing

Miami /
May.May 02, 2017 05:15 PM

UPDATED May 4, 11:55 a.m.: Less than two months after André Balazs stepped down as chair of the Standard Hotels brand, the company is moving forward with a major renovation of its Miami Beach location.

Standard International, through its holding company Ferrardo Lido LLC, submitted an application to the Miami Beach Design Review Board seeking to demolish the east wing of its MiMo-style property at 40 Island Avenue, formerly known as the Lido Spa Hotel.

The board voted unanimously to grant the request on Tuesday, which will allow Standard International to build a new three-story structure that will have parking spaces for 76 cars on the ground level and hotel rooms in the upper levels. The east wing currently houses 41 rooms, and the hotel’s popular outdoor restaurant, the Lido Bayside Grill. The current spa connects to the east wing, but is not part of it and the demolition will not affect spa operations, a spokesperson said. The spa will undergo “minor cosmetic upgrades,” the spokesperson said.

After the renovation, the room count will remain the same: 100, but the 41 rooms in the newly constructed east wing will have higher ceilings.

Project architect Rene Gonzalez and Standard attorney Monika Entin told board members the renovation would solve The Standard Spa, Miami Beach’s parking woes, decrease traffic congestion along Venetian Way and create more distance between the hotel and its residential neighbors on Farrey Lane. “Our intention is to think about the quiet nature of The Standard and how we can maintain that as we make it more useful and bring it up to date in many ways,” Gonzalez said.

He also added that the new building would be constructed at a higher elevation due to sea level rise and flooding in the area. “It is our responsibility to address sea level rise,” Gonzalez said. “It is equally important for private clients to address this in their new structures.”

In addition to tearing down the east wing, the plans also call for minimal demolition of the front facade in order to build a car lane that will lead into the new garage. However, Standard International stressed in its application that the portion of the front facade with the most prominent MiMo features will remain intact. “The retention of the recognizable, front facade has been a critical part of this renovation,” the Feb. 21 application letter states.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
DataDirect Networks President Paul Bloch, Oceanfirst Realty principal Eddy Chabli and renderings of the house Bloch plans to build (DDN, Kobi Karp Architecture)
Tech mogul Paul Bloch buys waterfront Miami Beach lot, plans mansion
Tech mogul Paul Bloch buys waterfront Miami Beach lot, plans mansion
800 Lincoln Road building and Restaurateur Gregory Galy (Tricap, LinkedIn)
Mila restaurant to add entertainment venue on Lincoln Road
Mila restaurant to add entertainment venue on Lincoln Road
David Grutman and Pharrell’s Goodtime Hotel had received nearly 30 noise violations (Carma Connected, Getty)
Too much of a good time? David Grutman and Pharrell’s Goodtime Hotel could lose entertainment permit
Too much of a good time? David Grutman and Pharrell’s Goodtime Hotel could lose entertainment permit
Grupo Marquise’s Jose Carlos Pontes with the property (Compass, Facebook via Grupo Marquise)
Grupo Marquise co-founder sells waterfront Miami Beach mansion for $27M
Grupo Marquise co-founder sells waterfront Miami Beach mansion for $27M
Related Companies Chairman Stephen Ross with One Flagler (Related, Getty)
Prayers answered? Related Companies closes on church site for planned office tower in downtown West Palm
Prayers answered? Related Companies closes on church site for planned office tower in downtown West Palm
Corey Dickerson, Mike Piazza and Derek Jeter with the Miami baseball stadium (Getty)
South Florida by the numbers: Play ball
South Florida by the numbers: Play ball
Grover Corlew principal Mark Corlew with Bank of America Tower in Boca Raton (Grover Corlew)
Grover Corlew buys Bank of America Tower in Boca Raton for $45M
Grover Corlew buys Bank of America Tower in Boca Raton for $45M
Gabriele Braha and Avihai Daniell with the properties (Red Group)
Family office buys South Beach short-term rental portfolio for $14M
Family office buys South Beach short-term rental portfolio for $14M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...