Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

HBA has completed the redesign of Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, drawing inspiration from local art and architecture, with hues of orange, coral, and teal throughout the lobby, F&B spaces, and rooms, featuring handmade Italian tiles, custom rug patterns, and pastel tones at the M Club.

  • area / size 856,649 sqft
  • rooms 607
  • Year 2022
  • Type Hotel,
  • HBA San Francisco has completed the redesign of Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, a 607-room hotel located at the intersection of Miami’s downtown arts & design districts. Drawing inspiration from the Wynwood murals, Art Deco architecture, and the legendary sunrises and sunsets of Miami, HBA San Francisco designers developed an elevated new identity for the interiors true to the locale, its history and its vibrant culture.

    Hues of sunset orange, soft coral and teal blue are infused throughout the lobby area, F&B spaces, rooms and suites, and guest room corridors. Furnishings and materials, sourced from artisans around the world and throughout the U.S., are woven together in a cohesive narrative, much like the cultural fabric of Miami.

    Setting the tone for the experience found within, the lobby arrival is a refreshing welcome. Voluminous ceiling heights invite natural light and spatial exploration, while soft curves create balance and warmth with beauty. Miami’s local art, architecture and color palette are articulated in the application of material. Above the reception desk, an undulating focal screen made of natural wood captivates the eye, then draws it down to the wall behind where intricate tilework recalls Miami’s turquoise waters. Custom rug patterns at the convivial seating groups express bold geometry, and combined with backlit accent lighting, add energy and excitement to the lobby lounge space.

    Journeying beyond the lobby leads to the discovery of a new coastal dining concept and bar, Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails, as well as the addition of Marriott’s first downtown Miami M Club. Reconfigured to provide connectivity with the outdoors, the restaurant and bar open outward for life and fun to carry onto the waterfront deck, where touches of vibrant colors invigorate the senses and luxurious lounge seating positions guests for dining with a view. Inside the restaurant, the dining room design takes cues from Streamline Moderne style with contemporary sensibilities in a watercolor-like palette. A banquette serves as a playful diversion with structural relevance, punctuated by porthole-like openings in an affectionate nod to Miami’s cruise industry while also maintaining visual connection within the space. Fluted blue tiling in the buffet area brings an element of texture and is illuminated by rope-like lighting for a moment of understated theatricality.

    To cultivate energy in the bar area, HBA San Francisco designers focused on deeper shades of teal with pops of murals. Handmade Italian tiles at the bar front provide cohesiveness with the vernacular of the lobby, yet applied here in an original interpretation. Custom pendant lighting adds further dimension and visual interest.

    The M Club showcases pastel tones of the color palette to usher in a more relaxing while still spirited mood. At the entry, an oversized lampshade suspends from the ceiling with distinction. Black metal accents, terrazzo stone at the table tops, ribbed tilework, and geometric screening elements of natural wood continue the storyline rooted in Miami’s culture and history.

    Design: HBA
    Contractor (Public Space): PCL Construction
    Contractor (Guest Rooms): Land-Ron, Inc.
    Art: PI Fine Art
    Photography: Noah Webb