MIAMI BEACH -- The Kent, a 54-room Island Outpost hotel, reopened
with a new look, feel and design.
Island Outpost, which has five properties in South Beach,
receives up to 30% of its annual business from agents, according to
Barbara Hulanicki, the Kent's designer, completed a
floor-to-ceiling renovation of the art deco property, originally
built in 1939.
The hotel now sports a chic and modern lobby with fluorescent
Lucite accents, brushed steel ceiling fans and colorful cube
Each guest room is painted in a lilac tone, with steel accents
and blonde-wood flooring.
Units have a TV/VCR, minibar and CD player.
The hallways are metallic and modern, with silver fisheye
mirrors on every door and accents such as silver beanbags and a
disco ball in stairwells.
The Kent Garden, described by Hulanicki as an "acid jungle,"
features lush foliage and giant mirrors.
The garden can be used as an area for relaxing, yoga, cocktail
receptions and corporate events.
The Kent's Hibiscus Room can accommodate meetings of up to
The 800-square-foot Lucite Suite, outfitted with clear Lucite
furniture and appliances, is accented by mother of pearl. Its
furnishings were custom-designed -- even down to the clear, feather
pillows on chairs.
Island Outpost is offering a $99 introductory rate for stays
through Sept. 30, including continental breakfast and valet
parking. After that, rates will start at $175.
The Lucite Suite will sell for $250 through Sept. 30; $350
Deborah Yager, Island Outpost's vice president of sales and
marketing, oversees agent business.
For more information, call (800) OUTPOST or visit www.islandoutpost.com.