PROJECT: Townhouse Hotel
OPENED: August 2000
INTERIOR DESIGNER: India Mahdavi
CHEF: Chef Hiroshi Nakamara
SERVICES: Conceptualized, developed, managed and launched the hotel, and food and beverage program consisting of a 71 room hotel, rooftop lounge (Rooftop Lounge/ Sushi Bar), restaurant (BONDST Lounge), breakfast room, and front desk gift shop with mini bar.
HOTEL FACTS: Built in 1939, the 71-room five-story building has been creatively redefined by young Paris-based designer India Mahdavi, whose minimalist furnishings provide maximum relaxation and leisure. The hallways have been re-invented with equal flippancy, serving as hangout environments soundtracked in stereo, stocked with benches, newspapers, and comics. “The idea was to create a happy, unpretentious place for people who have style but don’t need to spend a lot of money,” says the multicultural Mahdavi. “People who just want to hang around somewhere that’s both edgy and fun.”
FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACTS: BondSt Lounge, Miami’s outpost of the famed New York sushi restaurant, is located on the ground floor and is known for its intimate, casual atmosphere and its award-winning menu.
Adjacent to the lounge is the lobby, which reinforces Townhouse’s vibe with equal touches of modernity and mischief. From 7am to 11am, complimentary Parisian breakfast is offered, and affordable snacks and beverages are available around-the-clock, as well as complimentary coffee and tea. Townhouse features 71 rooms, and affordable rates.