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An inside look at the renovated Betsy South Beach

Amid a two-year transformation

inside a betsy south beach renovated guest room with a wood bed frame, tan rug, and large horizontal mirror
A renovated Betsy guest room
Javier Sanchez

The Betsy South Beach is on the cusp of wrapping up a two-year renovation that includes the addition of an Art Deco wing, which was formerly the Carlton Hotel, two restaurants, a rooftop pool complex, library, event space, and boosting its room count to 130 from 61.

“Our goal with the expansion was to further The Betsy’s existing commitment to community by providing more platforms for our guests and partners to utilize and enjoy – we wanted to create a residential sensibility through a design that was accessible, comfortable and visually compelling,” said owner Jonathan Plutzik. “In that effort, we’ve created a diversity of unique spaces for both guests and locals to discover which we hope will inspire them to return again and again.”

Rendering of the rooftop pool
via Betsy-South Beach

Miami-based architect Shulman + Associates was brought on for the expansion, providing a fresh layer to the previous work by L. Murray Dixon and Henry Hohauser.

2017 will mark 75 years since the original Betsy Ross Hotel opened on Ocean Drive. Below you can check out some of the public spaces and the added guest rooms, which feature white and ocean blue tones, white washed oak, and raffia palm.

The Betsy Hotel

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