New Hyatt Centric now open on South Beach

The Hyatt Centric South Beach opened Monday on Collins Avenue.
The Hyatt Centric South Beach opened Monday on Collins Avenue. Miami Herald Staff

A handful of new hospitality options are opening this week on Miami Beach, starting Monday with the Hyatt Centric South Beach.

The 105-room property at 1600 Collins Ave. is just the second Hyatt Centric to open after a Chicago location. Parent company Hyatt Hotel Corporation introduced the full-service lifestyle brand in January and described its mission as “putting its guest at the center of the action in the best destinations.”

In South Beach, the hotel sits just across Collins Avenue from the Loews Miami Beach and a short walk from the beach and Lincoln Road. Built on the former site of the Tropical Gardens apartments, the building’s lower level includes a historic facade that will eventually house a retail space.

The hotel lobby and restaurant, DECK sixteen, as well as the pool and outdoor space are all on the third floor. While the hotel is across from the beach, a $20 resort fee includes two beach chairs and towels on the sand along with the use of hotel bikes and free Wi-Fi. In a nod to Miami’s art scene, the hotel turned to Wynwood gallerist Dina Mitrani to choose works for guest rooms and public spaces.

Saturday night rates are starting at $259, the hotel’s website shows.

Robert Finvarb Companies developed the property along with partner David Martins; Finvarb is also the developer of the 150-room AC Hotel Miami Beach at 2912 Collins Ave., scheduled to open this weekend. Also on tap: the Aloft South Beach, opening this week at 2360 Collins Ave.