• sbe’s SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences Opens

     
    POSTED November 10, 2016
     

Los Angeles-based hospitality company, sbe, has opened their second property in Miami, SLS Brickell. The property is the first project that Related Group and sbe have partnered for.

“sbe is proud to unveil our first SLS Hotel & Residences with Related and look forward to the addition of sister property, SLS LUX Brickell and expanding our South Florida portfolio further together with Hyde Midtown and Hyde Beach House,” says sbe founder and CEO, Sam Nazarian. “SLS has created a new paradigm in the luxury hotel experience that resonates with a global audience. SLS Brickell epitomizes what we stand for; an uncompromising, yet modern approach to luxury, infused with playfulness, spirit, creativity and world-class cuisine and design.”

The 55-story tower features 124 hotel rooms and 450 condos alongside South Miami Avenue. Located within walking distance of downtown Miami, SLS Brickell is steps away from fine dining, shopping and entertainment. The property offers culinary options from two James Beard Award-winning chefs, 24-hour lifestyle amenities that include concierge services, valet parking, in-room dining, babysitting services, and a BMW-7 series house car that can transport guests within a three-mile radius. Additionally, they offer a fitness center, Ciel spa, a private screening and party room and The Sky Roof which features a pool with city views. Guests and residents can also access the 10,000 square feet of ballroom and business spaces.

SLS Brickell residents are entered into the SLS Resident Membership program, which earns them access to SLS South Beach, Hyde Beach, Hyde American Airlines Arena and preferred searing at all sbe Miami restaurants. Members also receive a ten percent savings on food, beverages and Ciel spa packages.

The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth changes its name to Saint John’s Resort in August.

It’s part of a rebranding with multiple enhancements that Director of Sales and Marketing Fadi Sibani says make it a true Detroit destination resort.

Formerly owned by the Archdiocese of Detroit as St. John’s Provincial Seminary from 1948 to 1988, the property was transformed in the 1990s as a center for youth and families before it was redeveloped into a hotel and conference center in the 2000s. 

 

First came COVID. Then came the tornado.

The northern Michigan community of Gaylord was just starting to rebound from the pandemic with its groups and events business as a new season was getting underway when a rare EF3 tornado with estimated wind speeds between 136 and 165 miles per hour struck May 20.

Two people were killed and at least 44 were injured, according to official reports at the time. West Michigan meteorologist Bill Steffen said it was the strongest tornado to strike in the U.S. that month. 

 

Six months ago, Detroit’s TCF Center got a new name—Huntington Place. Now the convention center is getting striking new public art—an outdoor sculpture by acclaimed artist Scott Hocking. The 15-foot diameter bronze sculpture, Floating Citadel, will be located in the main circle drive of Huntington Place in downtown Detroit. The installation of the sculpture is expected to be complete by late summer. Renderings and images are available here