Allan Shulman and The Betsy-South Beach Celebrate Industry Recognition
Allan Shulman and Shulman+Associates (S+A) are happy to announce that their latest hospitality project, a synthesis of boutique hotel, cultural facility and urban intervention: the Betsy-South Beach has been the recipient of three Miami Hospitality Design Awards:
“Honor Award of Excellence, Overall Hotel”
“Honor Award of Excellence Outdoor Divine Detail”
“Special Jury Recognition for Placemaking”
at the first annual Miami Hospitality Design Awards held on Monday, March 6, 2017 during a celebration at the world-renowned Faena Forum in Miami Beach.
Nearly 100 submissions were received across 18 categories, and winners were selected by a distinguished group of industry leaders including Linda Lentz, senior editor, Architectural Record; Alastair Gordon, award-winning critic and author; and Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor in chief, Hospitality Design magazine.
“We are very honored for this recognition. It is truly inspiring to have taken on a project that not only has the function to revitalize and increase the appeal on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive but to ultimately provide architecture that serves the city and makes it a conversation piece that is innovative and inspiring” says Allan Shulman, principal and founder at Shulman+Associates.
Located prominently in the Miami Beach Architectural District of South Beach, the hotel offers a rich mix of elements: preservation and rehabilitation of historical structures, the injection of new buildings into the rich South Beach streetscape, and striking spatial and formal interventions that create exciting experiential moments, that is the renowned “Orb”, that links the two buildings, offering the alleyway between Collins and Ocean Drive a whole new dimension as a pleasant pedestrian passage.
The hotel is the result of a collaboration among Miami-based S+A, the famed Betsy- South Beach hotel and its owners the Plutzik family, and interior designers Diamante Pedersoli and Carmelina Santoro.