The Clevelander Hotel South Beach Miami Grand Re Opening UPDATED 4/30-5/3/09

WHAT: The iconic Clevelander Hotel South Beach invites all of Miami to celebrate the rebirth of a South Beach tradition on Ocean Drive during its Grand Re Opening Weekend from Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3 packed with live performances and non-stop entertainment.

WHO: Friday – Sunday events open to the public. Join the party with top names such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, djMIA, DJ Irie, Sky Nellor, DJ Z-Trip, Star Eyes, Jungle Brothers and Inner Circle.

UPDATE: Thursday: The Clevelander opens to the public at 9:00 PM on Thursday, April 30th,  for Gym Class Heroes + The Academy Is… Performing Live on the Pool + Patio Deck. DJ KISS is also open to the public in 1020 Music Boxx starting at 12:00 AM.

WHEN: Friday, May 1st DJ Jazzy Jeff Performs on Pool + Patio Deck: 8:00 PM
djMIA Performs in 1020 Music Boxx: 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 2nd DJ Irie + Sky Nellor Perform on Pool + Patio Deck: 2:00 PM
DJ Z-Trip + Star Eyes Perform on Pool + Patio Deck: 8:00 PM
Jungle Brothers Perform in 1020 Music Boxx: 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 3rd Inner Circle Perform on Pool + Patio Deck: 2:00 PM

WHERE: The Clevelander Hotel South Beach
1020 Ocean Drive Miami, FL
www.clevelander.com
reservations@clevelander.com

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ABOUT THE CLEVELANDER HOTEL: Located at 1020 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco district, The Clevelander Hotel has been a South Beach landmark and a hot spot for locals, pro athletes, models and Hollywood glitterati for over 70 years. Originally constructed in 1938 as a 71-room hotel, The Clevelander Hotel has maintained its reputation as the central point of South Beach since its opening. A world-famous destination for Miami Beach visitors looking for a tropical experience with a guaranteed unforgettable, nonstop party, The Clevelander Hotel recently unveiled a multi-million renovation to revamp its rooms and renowned amenity spaces.

The Clevelander is bringing the adult playground experience back to the beach. A 70-year tradition of fun is now enhanced more than ever thanks to a complete renovation of its boutique hotel featuring 60 cozy rooms and ROCKSTAR Suites, the ground floor poolside bars and revamped Clevelander Café, the Game On Sports Bar, and the new additions including the C-Level Rooftop Terrace and SPF4 Sun Deck, and the property’s first indoor nightlife venue – 1020 Music Boxx.

Owner: Jonathan Neeley, BIG Destinations/BRIO Investment Group
Creative Concept/Interior Design: STA Architectural Group, Miami FL
General Contractor: Eric Stackman, Project Superintendant Representing Shakman Hospitality
Owner’s Representative: Donald Kipnis, Development Service Solutions
General Manager: Mike Palma

Rates:
· Classic Room – Starting at $179
· Pool View Room – Starting at $229
· Backstage Room – Starting at $248
· Ocean View Room – Starting at $289
· ROCKSTAR Suite – Starting at $399

Dining & Entertainment: Guests can join the non-stop party at The Clevelander’s infamous Ground Floor Pool + Patio Deck, which includes three full-service bars, a live performance stage, pool and the revamped Clevelander Café – which features poolside and sidewalk dining options (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and serves a classic American menu designed by renowned chef Robbin Haas.

A sports fanatic’s heaven featuring every sport under the sun, Game On Sports Bar is conveniently located on the ground floor of the new South Tower, boasting a wide view of the Pool + Patio Deck’s constant action. Guests can catch all of the up-to-the-minute games on nine 50” and 42” high-definition flat screen plasma TVs.

The Clevelander’s first indoor nightlife venue, 1020 Music Boxx, combines high energy with a friendly and intimate vibe. With a dance floor overlooking Ocean Drive and the Clevelander pool, the venue features a state-of-the-art tri-amplified sound system, eco-friendly customized LED lighting system and a 100-square-foot ROCKSTAR DJ Booth along with a full-service bar.

For hotel guests and private events only, the SPF4 Sun Deck – an elevated extension of the Pool + Patio Deck – allows guests to bring partying to a higher level; it’s located on the top floor of the new South Tower. The space offers a private bar, sofas and chairs, café menu service and complimentary umbrellas to block the sun’s glare.

The chic C-Level Rooftop Terrace – located on the very top of the historic North Tower – features breath-taking, panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and South Beach. Offering a private getaway for hotel guests and private events only, this chic retreat is enhanced with canopy covered beds, sun chaises, couches, private food and beverage service and a waterfall with step-in showers.

www.clevelander.com

THE CLEVELANDER HOTEL SOUTH BEACH RE OPENS
BRINGING THE ULTIMATE PARTY BACK TO THE CENTER OF SOUTH BEACH
New Features Include ROCKSTAR Suites, Rooftop Decks/Terraces,
Full Sports Bar, Indoor Nightlife Venue and Cuisine by Renowned Chef Robbin Haas

Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, The Clevelander – one of South Beach’s most iconic hotels – is once again bringing the party back to the beach. A one-stop destination experience with a 70-year-old tradition of fun is now made better than ever thanks to The Clevelander’s revamped rooms, nine full service bars, a new accommodations tower and augmented entertainment venues, perfect for revelers old and new.

Starting with the Rum Runner cocktail guests receive while checking in, The Clevelander stays true to its festive roots while offering upgraded, plush accommodations and amenities for every type of visitor. The enhanced Clevelander will feature diverse dining and entertainment options, as well as the brand new South Tower, which will include an additional six rooms and five ROCKSTAR Suites, designed to give guests the ultimate South Beach experience.

“The Clevelander is a state of mind – an ageless experience for those looking for a fun and a welcoming stay in South Beach,” says Jonathan Neeley, owner of The Clevelander and president of BIG Destinations/Brio Investment Group. “Thanks to the newly-upgraded guest accommodations, there are now even more opportunities to create those unforgettable ‘every-cation’ memories that will have The Clevelander fans both old and new coming back over and over again.”

The Clevelander now offers five different hot spots with diverse ambiances offering distinctive cocktails and food. The new spaces include the 1020 Music Boxx, the Game On Sports Bar and the outdoor retreats the SPF4 Sun Deck and the C-Level Rooftop Terrace as well as the newly renovated, infamous ground floor Pool + Patio Deck equipped with three full-service bars and the outdoor Clevelander Café with sidewalk and poolside dining.

Guests can join the non-stop party any time of the day on The Clevelander’s notable ground floor Pool + Patio Deck, featuring three full-service bars including the historic Yogurt Bar, Main Bar and Bush Bar. The revamped Clevelander Café, featuring a classic American menu by renowned chef Robbin Haas, offers poolside and sidewalk dining amid a casual atmosphere perfect for socializing with friends. The menu will feature American classics including fresh, handmade brick oven pizzas, tuna or beef sliders and mouthwatering shrimp tacos. The cocktail list, created by 20-year Clevelander veteran Mick Burke, will boast classic and unique concoctions such as “Mickey’s Rum Runner,” “South Beach Lemonade,” “Miami Vice” and the notorious “120-Ouncer.” New technology including retractable-cover canopies as well as refrigerated condiment trays and high-tech ice machines, to ensure any party goes on regardless of the day or weather.

The Clevelander’s Game On Sports Bar will be the sports fanatic’s ultimate destination. Featuring every sport under the sun, Game On is conveniently located on the ground floor of the new South Tower with a wide view of the Pool + Patio Deck’s constant action. Guests can catch all up-to-the-minute games on nine 50” and 42” high-definition flat screen plasma TVs.

Mixing high energy with an intimate setting, 1020 Music Boxx will be a showcase for the top local and world-renowned DJs. The venue features a state-of-the-art tri-amplified sound system, eco-friendly customized LED lighting system and a 100 square-foot ROCKSTAR DJ Booth along with a full-service bar area and round ottomans in the boldest colors for seating, showcasing a high-energy vibe on an intimate level.

Guests can continue the party from a higher level on The Clevelander’s SPF4 Sun Deck, located on the top floor of the new South Tower. Accessed only by hotel guests, the SPF4 Sun Deck – an elevated extension of the Pool + Patio Deck – boasts great views of the ocean and the Miami Beach skyline. Offering its own food and drink service, couches and oversized umbrellas for shade, the SPF4 Sun Deck is the perfect space for people-watching with a cocktail.

The chic C-Level Rooftop Terrace – located on the very top of the historic North Tower – features a breath-taking panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and all of South Beach with a more private, exclusive ambiance to whisk guests away from the party downstairs. The relaxing oasis offers full food and beverage service, canopy covered beds, sun chaises and couches to soak up the Miami sun, and oversized umbrellas and palm trees for shade. The C-Level Rooftop also boasts a waterfall with step-in showers and wave bench for cooling down on a hot day.

Guest Amenities + Accommodations
Guest Rooms – Offering a plush refuge from the infamous party scene, all guest rooms feature 300-thread count Egyptian Cotton bedding, black-out curtains and noise-reducing wall systems, as well as complimentary Wi Fi service, in-room and late-night dining service, high-definition flat screen plasma TVs and glass-enclosed rainhead showers. The rooms also feature deep-blue abstract designs and artwork of underwater scenes, as well as full views of the ocean and/or the surrounding South Beach area.

Additional hotel amenities and 24-hour Guest Services include valet service, same-day laundry and dry-cleaning service, on-site gift shop, meeting facilities and exclusive access to the SPF4 Sun Deck and C-Level Rooftop Terrace.

In total, The Clevelander features 55 rooms categorized by Ocean Front, Pool View, Backstage and Classic rooms, 12 of which can be interconnected to form two-three bedroom suites. Streamline Art Deco design is incorporated throughout the hotel with terrazzo floors and fluted columns as well as the modern curvilinear pool.

ROCKSTAR Suites – With an unforgettable view and unparalleled access to The Clevelander’s entertainment, The Clevelander’s ROCKSTAR Suites are designed to impress every type of traveler with a variety of tastes. The Suites feature king beds, living room area with additional flat screen plasma TV, ocean-front and pool views and direct elevator/stair access to the 1020 Music Boxx, SPF4 Sun Deck and Game On Sports Bar.

As a complimentary service, guests can embrace a true ROCKSTAR lifestyle with services such as a personal “ROCKSTAR Host,” a personal concierge with the best connections in Miami as well as a ROCKSTAR rider, which gives guests the chance to indulge in some of their guilty pleasures. Guests of the ROCKSTAR Suites are granted advanced reservations of canopy-covered beds, couches on the C-Level Rooftop Terrace and table service at the 1020 Music Boxx.

Meetings and Special Events – The Clevelander will offer a wide variety of event and meeting spaces for all occasions with exclusive catering options provided by Robbin Haas. Venue options include The Clevelander’s Pool + Patio Deck, C-Level Rooftop Terrace and 1020 Music Boxx for large events, SPF4 Sun Deck and the Game On Sports Bar for intimate gatherings and The Boardroom for professional meetings. Including nine full-service bars with a variety of liquor and cocktail options, various group beverage packages and bottle service options as well as customizable event packages with sound, lighting and video systems, various floor plan and stage options, The Clevelander will fulfill every entertainment need.

About BIG Destinations – BIG Destinations, owner of both The Clevelander Hotel and Essex House Hotel in Miami Beach, FL, is a private investment management company specializing in real estate and various equity markets. Led by Chief Executive Officer, President and COO Jonathan Neely, BRIO’s investment properties include many hospitality market destinations.

About Chef Robbin Haas – Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Chef Robbin Haas of The Clevelander Café at The Clevelander South Beach is recognized for his creative use of Southern ingredients and local fare, making him a well-known trendsetter on Miami’s notorious fine dining scene for decades. Known for his most recent venture, Chispa in Coral Gables, Haas has been involved with dining venues such as the Four Seasons Ocean Grand, the Colony Bistro in Miami Beach, China Grill Café Red Square and his own restaurant, Baleen in the Grove Isle Club and Resort in Coconut Grove. The revamped Clevelander Café, featuring a classic American menu by Haas, offers poolside and sidewalk dining amid a casual atmosphere

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