Hyatt has several properties in the Miami area, one of which is The Confidante Miami Beach, located on the northern end of Miami Beach, about a 20-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Lincoln Road. This popular hotel will soon be transforming into Andaz Miami Beach, part of Hyatt’s upper-end luxury Andaz brand — an exciting development for Hyatt fans.
Adios to The Confidante Miami Beach
The Confidante Miami Beach is currently part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Properties under this umbrella are still on the upper end of the spectrum of Hyatt properties and tend to be more independent hotels — definitely far apart from the cookie-cutter style you might expect from a Hyatt Regency. That said, The Confidante Miami Beach in recent years has received a lot of “worn” reviews, and the property definitely is in need of refurbishment (just check out our review to see what we thought!).
The one big bright star of this hotel is the oceanfront location. The hotel has 339 rooms and is quite large for a hotel situated on Miami Beach. Regular guests will know that the hotel is not right in the center of activity and requires either a short Uber ride or a nice walk along the beach to get to most of the restaurants and shopping.
The hotel recently moved from a Category 4 to a Category 5, putting the hotel out of reach for those guests with Category 1-4 free night certificates.
What You Can Expect From the Andaz Miami Beach
The Confidante Miami Beach will undergo a $60 million renovation starting in the fourth quarter of 2022 before being rebranded as the Andaz Miami Beach in the first half of 2024, which should transform this hotel into one of the nicest on Miami Beach.
Andaz hotels definitely are nice properties, and they’re usually situated in well-to-do areas, such as Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Andaz San Diego, and Andaz Savannah.
The lobby at the Andaz Miami Beach will be relocated to have a “distinctive oceanview check-in experience.” Andaz hotels tend to feature staff roaming around with iPads to assist with check-in vs. the traditional front desk, and often have welcome drinks or complimentary wine tastings on hand for guests.
In the often well-appointed rooms, you can expect to find a minibar stocked with complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. The renovations will modernize the existing guestrooms, and the mix of suites will be expanded, as well.
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It’s great to see that Hyatt will soon be offering a new luxury property on Miami Beach. While The Confidante Miami Beach is certainly a well-located property with oceanfront real estate, it’s in need of some touch-ups, and a $60 million renovation transforming this hotel into the Andaz Miami Beach should do just that.
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