Blue Road files plans for five-story addition to Aqua Hotel:
Property is part of Deco Collection of boutique hotels
Jorge Savloff and Marcelo Tenenbaum have filed plans with the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board for a five-story addition to their Aqua Hotel property at 1530 Collins Avenue. The contemporary, 50-ft structure is designed by Luis Revuelta of Revuelta Architecture.
The front façade of the two-story structure which was designed by Mackay & Gibbs in the MiMo style and built in 1953 will be restored. Approval is being requested for partial demolition of the rear portions of the building to make way for the new addition. A variance is also requested to operate an outdoor bar counter until 2 am.
With the addition, the number of hotel rooms would increase from 46 to 100.
Tenenbaum and Savloff are equal partners in 1530 Collins LLC which purchased the property in August 2010. According to the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, they paid $8.95 million.
The Aqua is part of their Blue Road Deco Collection of boutique hotels which, in addition to Aqua, includes The Redbury, Hotel 18, Sadigo, Lorraine, Crest, Greenview, Casa, Ocean Reef, Iberostar Berkeley, and Riviere in Miami Beach
UPDATE January 15, 2020: Plans were approved by the HPB at its January 2020 meeting. The Board requested the architect and developers work with City Planning staff on lowering the easternmost portion of the elevated pool deck "to the greatest extent possible subject to satisfying any ADA requirements" and to include additional "horizontal" elements to smooth the transition from the smaller historic building to the taller, new building.
Renderings: Revuelta Architecture
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