Iconic Miami Hotel Unveils Speakeasy Bar, Renovations and More

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Nautilus by Arlo, located in the heart of Miami Beach’s art deco district, has unveiled a redesigned lobby and public spaces, new amenities, locally-inspired programming and a selection of the brand’s New York City-based collaborators, all coming together to reimagine the Arlo Hotels experience for South Beach.

Arlo added the iconic property to its brand portfolio in April 2019, and has since been transforming the hotel experience to inspire a sense of adventure and imagination. This has been led in part by a collaboration with beloved neighborhood barbershop and cocktail lounge, Blind Barber, to open their first Miami location in the Nautilus lobby.

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Nautilus also redesigned its spacious lobby to accommodate jet-setting guests searching for a relaxed retreat, South Beach’s digital nomads, and on-the-go business travelers.

The signature Arlo lobby now offers welcoming spaces mixing modern conveniences with high-design details, giving locals and guests an effective yet beautiful home base for work, hotel-planned programming, or any purpose. A large communal table provides the ideal environment for co-working, while cozy nooks offer a place to rest and recharge between adventures.

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The lobby also now houses one of Arlo’s trademark Bodegas, a 24- hour pantry selling coffee and artisanal food from Farm to People, as well as Arlo’s custom “Deep Woods” scent and global gifts from Fancy. The lobby and Bodega join Nautilus’ existing roster of venues and amenities, including the 1,890-square-foot heated saltwater pool and underwater sound system, Mediterranean restaurant Nautilus Cabana Club, a 24-hour fitness center, 12,000 square feet of outdoor event space and more.

“Our new look marks an inflection point for Nautilus,” said Javier Egipciaco, senior vice president and managing director of Arlo Hotels. “We’ve created amenities and spaces that we hope inspire a sense of adventure and imagination for our guests, but also a spot where our locals can find the same sense of community and discovery.”

Apart from physical adjustments, the property is also adopting Arlo’s industry-leading practice of providing engaging programming for guests and locals that bring local culture and community inside the hotel. Monthly pARLOur talks are currently underway, bringing in experts in green living across various fields to help guests live a more sustainable lifestyle.

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These align with the brand-wide Arlo Cares platform, which aims to serve as a home base for eco-conscious travelers. The property has also embraced hyper-local programming and events ranging from Dive-In Movies at the pool to cooking classes with Nautilus Cabana Club Chef Richard Fuentes.

“Our goal is to make the hotel a gathering place for guests and locals alike, both through events and programming, as well as our like-minded partners bringing a new perspective to South Beach,” said Karan Kakar, general manager at Nautilus. “We’re thrilled to be bringing the Arlo experience to Miami, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in the art, relaxation and culture that makes this city unique.”

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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