Surfcomber-Hampton Inn reopens with new look

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The 185-room Surfcomber-Hampton Inn here, which has been closed for the past year, reopened after undergoing a re-novation costing more than $8 million.

The restored property, at 1717 Collins Avenue, is within walking distance of the Miami Beach Convention Center and offers an Art Deco ambience. It was nominated as a national historic site by the U.S. Department of Interior's National Register of Historical Places.

The Surfcomber-Hampton Inn was developed by Chisholm Properties South Beach Inc., which in turn is owned by Balzebre Family Enterprises. Under the renovation, rooms were upgraded, as were meeting space and on-site movie-production facilities. Rooms have phones with dual lines, voice mail and data ports as well as coffeemakers and an iron and ironing board.

The property offers free local phone calls and free access for those using calling cards and toll-free numbers. Rack rates through Sept. 25 are $159 and $169 for a standard room; $189 and $199 for a garden or city view; $249 for an ocean view and $279 for suites.

From Sept. 26 to Dec. 25, the rates increase to $169 and $179; $199 and $209; $259, and $279, respectively. Corporate rates (at least $9 less) are also available, and there are steeper discounts for movie-production groups as well as net rates for wholesalers. All rates include a continental breakfast buffet.

General manager Mike Walker most recently held the same post at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Omaha, Neb., and Lina Toymil, director of sales, came from the Castillo Del Mar, Miami Beach, where she also was director of sales.

Surfcomber-Hampton Inn

Phone: (800) HAMPTON

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