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Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration

Shelborne, one of Miami’s most historic landmark resorts, celebrated its official grand re-opening as Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach to much fanfare on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The well-attended fête included red carpet arrivals and a ceremonial ribbon cutting at dusk followed by a cocktail reception featuring libations by master mixologist Albert Trummer and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Masaharu Morimoto.

Hosted by Abraham and Nancy Galbut, Russell and Ronalee Galbut, and Paul and Dayssi Kanavos, the evening welcomed locals, celebrities, and South Beach dignitaries alike. The event culminated with champagne toast by Trummer followed by a musical performance by Elastic Bond.

Among those in attendance were Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine; Commissioner Deede Weithorn; Jorge and Darlene Perez; Adrienne Bon Haes and Marvin Ross Friedman; Dana and Gary Shear; Zachary Scott and Julian Machann; Carole and Oscar Seikaly; Belkys Nerey; Real Housewives of Miami stars Marysol Patton, Adriana de Moura, and Lisa Hochstein; Adam Raboy; Jason Fox; Dr. Oscar Hevia; Sheldon and Maria Lowe; Juan and Lucrecia Loumiet; Raul Henriquez; Irving Cowan; Keith and Evelyn Menin; Jared Galbut;and many more.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Masaharu Morimoto. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach

The evening celebrated Shelborne’s recent $90 million dollar restoration, which enhanced the resort’s public areas, chic pool and cabana experiences, guest rooms, suites, corridors, meetings spaces, and ballrooms with understated luxury and timeless elegance.

The resort also introduced Morimoto South Beach, the cool contemporary Miami flagship restaurant from award-winning Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who also oversees the resort’s comprehensive food and beverage programs including room service and catering. The resort’s 1940’s-inspired lobby has additionally been restored as the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge that presents an original artistic cocktail program from celebrated apotheker Albert Trummer.

Located oceanfront in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District, Shelborne is situated in one of the most desirable areas of Miami Beach, and just walking distance to Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. The resort’s elegant pool and lounge area, which features inviting cabanas, leads right up to the boardwalk and a long stretch of white-sand beach. In honoring its heritage and reviving its history with a refined, contemporary appeal, the Shelborne team has primed the property to be an incomparable South Beach destination.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
 Dayssi Kanavos and Masaharu Morimoto. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Keith Menin, Masaharu Morimoto, and Jared Galbut. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Lisa Hochstein. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Norma Olarte Becker, Masaharu Motimoto and Dayssi Kanavos. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Philip Levine. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Adam Raboy, Nils Stolzlechner, Jurgen Schafers, and John Branciforte.
Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Marisol Patton. Photo Credit: Frank E  Diaz.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Michael and Mary Jo Shore. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Lissette Rondon and Masaharu Morimoto. Photo Credit: Frank E. Diaz.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Frederic Marq and Adriana de Moura. Photo Credit: Frank E Diaz.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Lisa Hochstein, Marysol Patton, and Carole Seikaly. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Jared Galbut  and Evelyn and Kieth Mennin. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Candela Ferro and Lissette Rondon. Photo Credit: Frank E Diaz.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Edwin Villegas, Norma Olarte Becker, Dayssi Kanavos, Adam Raboy, and Luis Leon. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Carole and Oscar Seikaly. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Dayssi Kanavos and Russell Galbut. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Ray De Leon and Luis Rigual. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Darlene Perez, Maria Lowe, and Dayssi Kanavos. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Darlene Perez, Maria Lowe, and Dayssi Kanavos. Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Jonathan Torres and Lissette Rondon. Photo Credit: Frank E Diaz.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and VIP Celebration
Photo Credit: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.