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Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Chef Morimoto partners with Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Image: Sylvain Gaboury/PatrickMcmullan.com

As an ever-popular resort destination, South Beach serves as one of America’s cultural epicenters where art, fashion and entertainment collide. One of its quintessential historic properties, Shelborne, will pay homage to the heyday of Miami’s chic past when it reopens its doors this Winter 2014 as Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, after having undergone a $150 million, complete revitalization and redesign to restore its original glamour with a modern sensibility catering to today’s sophisticated traveler.

To celebrate Shelborne’s upcoming re-launch, Flag Luxury Group, Wyndham and the Galbut family hosted a preview media party at Morimoto in New York City on October 23, 2013. Guests joined Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Paul Kanavos and Norma Becker of Flag Luxury Group, Jeff Wagoner and George Scammell of Wyndham, and Abraham Galbut, along with interior designers Richard Mishaan and Meg Sharpe, and Iron Chef Morimoto.

The evening showcased the resort’s elegant and extensive renovation and redesign process, led by Meg Sharpe and Richard Mishaan. It also unveiled new exciting partners that will be part of the new Shelborne Wyndham Grand, including Morimoto, who will open his Miami flagship, Morimoto South Beach, at Shelborne, and celebrated costume designer Carol Ramsey, who will be creating the Shelborne staff uniforms.

Originally opened in 1940 and designed by Art Deco architect Igor Polevitsky, the resort was updated in the 1950s by design master Morris Lapidus who lent his signature Neo-baroque grace to the property and accentuated the glamour that characterized it as an iconic destination. With a dedicated passion to revive Shelborne’s original grandeur, its owners, the Galbut family of Miami, have partnered with Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Paul Kanavos of Flag Luxury Group to implement this renovation and reintroduce the hotel to guests as part of Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts

Located 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, replete with recently renovated cabanas, leads right up to the boardwalk and a long stretch of white-sand beach.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand will have an onsite fitness center and luxury spa suites, as well as an exclusive nightclub and a flagship location for an internationally-acclaimed celebrity chef. With over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, the resort will expertly cater to a wide array of celebrations, galas, corporate functions and intimate gatherings.

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Sylvain Gaboury/PatrickMcmullan.com

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Chef Morimoto and George Scammell.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Sarah Koves, Masaharu Morimoto, Jeff Wagoner, Alyssa Wise, Kathryn Zambito and George Scammel.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Meg Sharpe, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Masaharu Morimoto, Norma Becker, Hayley Knapp and Emily Siegel.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Masaharu Morimoto and Norma Becker

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Masaharu Morimoto
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Masaharu Morimoto and Paul Kanavos

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Brandon Grant and Jonathan Torres.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach hosted preview party at Morimoto in NY
Meagan Drillinger, David Eisen, Paul Kanavos and Jeff Wagoner.
David Starace, Masaharu Morimoto and David Krech.

Masaharu Morimoto and Meg Sharpe.