From hospitality brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani comes Mr. C Coconut Grove. The hotel is scheduled to open this Winter and will feature views of Biscayne Bay and the Coconut Grove skyline, as well as a rooftop Bellini Restaurant and Bar.
Developed and owned by Main Highway Partners, an integrated development firm focused on creating sustainable, community-oriented projects that enhance neighborhoods, Mr. C Coconut Grove will be the first Mr. C hotel to debut in Florida and will join sister properties Mr. C Beverly Hills and the newly opened Mr. C Seaport in New York City.
The hotel will be located in the heart of Coconut Grove at 2988 McFarlane Road. As the oldest, continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami, Coconut Grove is in the midst of major redevelopment, including the redesigned CocoWalk, an outdoor mall where the local set eats and shops.
“The hotel complements the rest of the mixed-use block that is part of the development, where there are restaurants, shops and shared office space,” said Harold Fort, planner and developer of Main Highway Partners. “We feel that Mr. C Coconut Grove will become the meeting place for the community and visitors alike.”
At the heart of the hotel, interiors hint at the aesthetic elements of a classic yacht, with high gloss timber paneling adorning the walls of the double-height lobby. Murano glass chandeliers will hang above the large-scale terrazzo floor invoking the country’s mid- century flair.
Mr. C Coconut Grove’s 100 guestrooms and suites with private outdoor terraces each will feature teak paneled foyers with traditional detailing. The property’s overall aesthetic will be evident throughout the rooms and suites, with tall leather-upholstered blue and caramel headboards, a nautical style dresser, desk and mini-bar.
For corporate meetings and social events, Mr. C Coconut Grove will have a ballroom located on top floor with panoramic views of the Biscayne Bay. The space can accommodate a seated dinner for approximately 150 guests and cocktail reception for 300 guests, with an additional pre- function space. A covered events space is also available in the hotel’s ground floor for up to 720 guests. Other amenities include a gym with personal trainer and yoga classes available upon request, a Lobby Lounge with indoor and outdoor garden seating, rooftop pool and pool deck featuring private cabanas and a pool bar, and a private spa suite with a relaxation area, sauna and treatment room, which can be reserved upon request through the concierge team.
Bellini Restaurant and Bar will be an Italian dining concept inspired by Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani’s travels throughout Italy.
“We are extremely excited to be part of the revitalization of such a wonderful neighborhood, known for its iconic history,” said Ignazio Cipriani, founder/president of Mr. C Hotels. “With the opening of our first hotel in Florida, we could not be more pleased to have partnered with such valued and respected entities that truly embrace the community they serve.”
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