MIAMI -- The Sofitel Miami is spotlighting its $4.5 million
renovation with a Great Winter Sale. The promotion is priced at
$153 per night, single or double, and includes breakfast.
Under the plan, which expires March 17, one child age 11 or
younger can stay in an adult's room at no extra cost. This room
would normally cost $200. The renovation of the guest units and
bathrooms features an art deco design and applies to all 281 rooms,
including 25 executive suites and two presidential suites.
The art deco design was selected by a majority of the 200
guests, including corporate clients, who were introduced to the two
prototypes under consideration and asked for their opinion,
according to general manager Feryal Abdulkader. The choices were
the art deco design and the look of a more traditional room.
The rooms have art deco crown moldings and a wooden headboard
wall with built-in reading lights. Rooms also have an ultra- suede
chaise lounge, red bed coverlets and a leopard-print desk
Sofitel is in the process of repositioning its hotels worldwide
into the "upper upscale" category. Now that the renovation is
completed, the Miami property will be upgraded in category,
Abdulkader said. The Miami hotel last year completed a $3.5 million
renovation of its public and meetings areas. Both renovations were
overseen by Elias Design Group, New York. For information, call