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Tribute Portfolio Opens Second Hotel in Florida, Bringing Independent Spirit to the Coral Gables “Miracle Mile”

October 8, 2016 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

ibute Portfolio, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today announced its entrance on “Miracle Mile” in Coral Gables Florida with Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel. The 157-room property is debuting an $18 million renovation, offering guests the opportunity to “Stay Independent” in a stylish new take on the elegance of Coral Gables.


“Fresh from its meticulous redesign, Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables is a true representation of the Tribute Portfolio brand thanks to its one-of-a-kind amenities, such as the quirky Game Room, and stylish new design that taps into the history of charming Coral Gables,” said Lori Strasberg, Vice President of Global Brand Management for Tribute Portfolio. “We’re thrilled to work alongside Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the lifestyle and luxury division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, in bringing a little bit of indie to the local area.”

Newly imagined by Dawson Design Associates, from the glamorous event venues to the sleek and modern guest rooms, each space features aesthetic inspired by the local destination. Adding to the classic beauty of the design, the existing vaulted ceilings and grand staircase in the lobby are now centered under a dramatic stained glass ‘rosary’ style window and oversized Murano glass chandeliers. The intimate Aragon Café welcomes guests each morning with offerings inspired by Miami’s international culture and made with the freshest ingredients sourced from local partners. The newly introduced lobby bar invites guests and locals alike to taste the evening’s signature cocktail or enjoy a bite from the new small plates menu.

All 157 guest rooms now feature warm wood floors and contemporary stainless steel pedestal beds, complemented by sleek sectional sofas and bronze, smoked glass desks. Guests can enjoy a number of indie-inspired touches, including the C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries bath amenities.

Beyond the guest room, Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables features a number of unique experiences for guests to enjoy. Its landscaped rooftop terrace and adjacent pool, with panoramic views of downtown Coral Gables, is host to a variety of seasonal events, such as rooftop yoga with meditation and tea ceremonies, Aqua Cycle classes and more. Designed to bring out the “kid at heart” in everyone, the Game Room boasts a number of activities, such as billiards, tabletop shuffleboard and video games, and serves as a hub for both visitors and locals, featuring experiences such as liquor tastings and craft demonstrations.

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables is also home to 23,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space, ranging from grand ballrooms to intimate salons. Multifunctional meeting and event facilities are available with an abundance of natural light and unique architectural details, such as marble-tiled rotundas and a picturesque fountain under a high domed ceiling. The Parlor Room, exuding a classic church steeple feel, will cater to small weddings, corporate functions and social gatherings. Events can also be hosted in the hotel’s impressive rooftop space.

“Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is a modern yet elegant hotel that caters to spirited travelers, adventure-seekers and work-hard-play-harder road warriors,” said Patricia Davis, vice president of sales, marketing and revenue management of Pivot Hotels and Resorts. “Our promise at Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables is to inject a sense of indie and adventure into the hotel while honoring the rich history of Coral Gables.”

Independence on the Miracle Mile

As with all Tribute Portfolio properties, Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, features a selection of #independentmoments: distinct design touches and experiences found at each Tribute Portfolio hotel and resort that illustrate what guests love about “staying independent.” These socially-sourced vignettes extend beyond the typical hotel brochure to highlight the secret spots, must-sees and can’t-miss experiences at each Tribute Portfolio property. Guests are also encouraged to share their own #independentmoments throughout their stay at the hotel. The #independentmoments for Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables include:

  • Hanging Lamps: Found in each of the guest rooms, these lamps drape down from the ceiling, adding the perfect design accent to the bedroom area.
  • Coral Gables Photographs: A variety of classic Coral Gables photographs are displayed throughout the hotel.
  • Hotel Colonnade Bikes: Available for rent at the hotel’s front desk, guests have the opportunity to cruise along Miracle Mile in style with a custom Hotel Colonnade beach cruiser. With a fleet of six cruisers, free of charge, guests can explore some of the most iconic spots around Coral Gables.
  • Stained Glass Window: Located above the Lobby Bar, the hotel’s stained glass window serves as a focal point in the Hotel Colonnade, emanating light throughout the hotel.
  • Bullseye Wall in Game Room: Following a day of sightseeing around Coral Gables, hotel guests can unwind with a game of darts inside the hotel’s Game Room.
  • Townhouse Suite Spiral Staircase: Going up? Whether staying for business, pleasure or convenience, guests will find solitude and comfort inside the two-story Townhouse Suite, complete with stunning views of Coral Gables, a spiral staircase and a kitchenette for long-term stays.

Consumers can learn more and share their own #independentmoments by following @TributePortfolio on Instagram.

Indie is Trending

Expanding the opportunity for owners, loyalty Members, and guests alike to “Stay Independent,” Tribute Portfolio recently announced continued growth within the United States, adding additional independent, upper-upscale hotels and resorts in Tampa, FL; St. Louis, MO; Denver, CO; San Diego, CA; and Houston, TX to the collection. The brand also recently announced an expanded international presence, with two new properties in Singapore and Bali. Firmly anchored in the upper upscale category, Tribute Portfolio allows owners to maintain their independent spirit, while benefiting from Marriott’s powerful distribution, loyalty and sales platforms.

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