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Freehand Miami Beach hostel expands with more private rooms

 
 
Freehand Miami’s newly renovated “Guest House” opened for business this week with 15 private rooms.
Freehand Miami’s newly renovated “Guest House” opened for business this week with 15 private rooms.
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hsampson@MiamiHerald.com

Freehand Miami, the upscale hostel in Miami Beach, has expanded with more hotel-style options.

Owners of the property that took over the old Indian Creek Hotel, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, acquired an adjacent building at 233 27th St. early last year for just under $1.5 million. After renovations and redecorating, the new building — called the “Guest House” — opened for business this week with 15 private rooms.

The Guest House, which includes a king suite and other king rooms, joins the main building, which has 62 rooms and about 250 beds. Broken Shaker, the acclaimed bar, is located in the courtyard with an expanded food menu.

Still in the works is a restaurant and indoor bar in yet another building, which Freehand representatives hope will open by summer or fall.

Roy Alpert, Freehand brand director, said that with the new addition, “we now sort of have this perfect square and are able to create more of a campus feel with the courtyard tying everything in together.”

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