There's construction action at the midcentury Seville Hotel, including men in hard hats running around, and some sort of temporary wooden framing going up around the hotel's concrete shell, but most conspicuously the landscaped circle that served as a grand entrance roundabout for the hotel and it's neighbor to the south has been practically blown through with a temporary-looking left-turn lane in fresh asphalt. The Seville, designed by Melvin Grossman in the 1950s, was one of Miami's classic postwar resort hotels. As the name suggests, it had a spanish theme. For a hot moment at the hight of the last building boom, it was going to be a Ritz Carlton Residential Club, but that crashed like a bad foreclosure. Since then, old-school Miami boutique hotel king Ian Schrager (he of Delano Hotel and Studio 54 glory) has been planning to restore the Seville for Marriott's "Edition" line of boutique hotels. Having stood empty since the dawn of the recession, things at the Seville are finally getting off the ground.
· Marriott's Edition Opening Late Next Year [Sun Sentinal]
· Edition By Marriott - Under Construction [exMiami]