Marriott International, Inc. and Turnberry Associates have announced that Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection will open as the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. The reimagined hotel has a new 16-story Orchid Tower comprised of 325 guest rooms, doubling the resort’s occupancy to 685 rooms. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa includes a renovated hotel entrance and lobby which will house Soff’s, a lobby bar named for Aventura’s founder Don Soffer. Turnberry’s pro shop has been redesigned and expanded and the resort’s two 18-hole golf courses, Soffer and Miller, originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., have been re-imagined by Raymond Floyd.
Marriott International says the resort’s interior design by Champalimaud took inspiration from Miami’s art-deco history presenting clean, geometric lines coupled with classic designs and simple details. A subtle ivory color palette is present throughout the project and designed to evoke a spa experience that mirrors the airiness of natural beauty that exists within the South Florida surroundings. Hints of blue and brown accents, which are also ubiquitous throughout the resort, reference the natural surroundings of the environment.
The Orchid Tower’s room types include: one king size bed, two double beds, one-bedroom suites, presidential suites, and a two-bedroom penthouse – all of which create an atmosphere intended to encourage comfortable lounging and views varying between the resort, golf course or ocean. At the heart of each guest room in the Orchid Tower, lacquer painted wood fluted paneling are featured behind the bed to pay homage to the tower’s art-deco influence and are accentuated by modern bed lamps designed to complement the panel’s sleek lines. Each guest room features a credenza inspired by Italian designer Gio Ponti, known for his sea-side resorts in southern Italy. The credenza has a rift cut white oak with a solid Caesarstone top surface and metallic accents of oil rubbed bronze at the hardware and legs. Each guest room also features in-room artwork from established artists curated by DAC Art Consulting.
The inviting bathrooms feature a contemporary design, flaunting Alabama white marble walls and floors. Guest will have vanity counter tops in Bianco Dolomiti classic marble with double sinks, a sleek shower with glass door and a custom vanity mirror with subtle curved corners in an oil rubbed bronze frame.
The second phase of the rebrand will include the introduction of Tidal Cove, a waterpark with a FlowRider Triple, kids’ splash park, lazy river and 25 luxury cabanas as well as two dining options, Surf House Bar & Grill and FreeStyle. Tidal Cove is set to debut Spring 2019.
Winter rates for the Orchid Tower start at $529. Reservations and more information available at jwturnberry.com.