Urbanica The Hotels’ owners acquire North Miami Beach land for new hotel

Urbanica The Hotels’ founders, Diego Colmenero and Charlie Porchetto, today announced their latest acquisition – a $40 million undeveloped beachfront lot in North Beach Miami, located at 6747 Collins Avenue. The duo purchased the 0.98-acre property from China City Construction with plans to develop a 20-story, 200-room lifestyle hotel. Slated to open in approximately two […]

Bar Centro on South Beach Goes Unplugged

Bar Centro by Jose Andres, a chic and outdoor lounge at the iconic SLS South Beach has debuted its revived Bar Centro Unplugged, a Wednesday night live music series with some of Miami’s more influential bands. https://www.slshotels.com/southbeach Taking place every Wednesday from 8 pm to 11 pm, guests get live performances from Miami-based bands, including […]

Developers Diego Colmenero and Charlie Porchetto planning more hotels for Miami Beach

Following  the success of The Meridian, a historic 1930’s, 71-room Art Deco hotel in Miami Beach that features Regina’s Grocery, an Italian deli offering a New York-centric menu, and speakeasy bar Minibar, Urbanica The Hotels is creating its own hospitality district in South Beach area with three more hotels. Developers Diego Colmenero and Charlie Porchetto […]

Arlo Hotels names Karan Kakar as GM of historic Nautilus Hotel on South Beach

Arlo Hotels, an independent four-star lifestyle hotel brand, has named Karan Kakar as general manager of Nautilus by Arlo, the brand’s first expansion outside New York City. Kakar will play an integral role in re-imagining the historic South Beach hotel, bringing Miami’s “global urban’’ perspective to the beach. http://www.arlohotels.com/nautilus-by-arlo.com. Kakar comes to Nautilus by Arlo […]