The Betsy Unveils is Renovation Plans by Shulman + Associates
Just in time for Curbed Miami’s ‘renovation week’ (Did you know it was their ‘renovation week?’ We didn’t) the Betsy Hotel has debuted renderings of its expansion into the neighboring Carlton Hotel, along with a new addition, and rooftop pool that connects the buildings. Designed by Miami-based architecture firm Shulman + Associates, a modernist firm that specializes in creative and sensitive historic preservation, the renovation began months ago. Diamante Pedersoli and Carmelina Santoro, interior designers of the original Betsy renovation, are doing the interiors of the expansion as well. Naturalficial did the landscape design. So, it’s great to finally see what they’re doing.
The “new” Betsy will comprise the original Betsy Ross hotel, a Florida Georgian structure designed by L. Murray Dixon on Ocean Drive, which now will be known as the Colonial wing, and the Carlton Hotel, a classic Art Deco structure originally designed by Henry Hohauser, to be known as the Art Deco wing. Finally, along with the new Art Deco wing, the alley between the two structures will be revitalized, and two four-story wings are being added with suites and special event spaces that will also support the new rooftop alley-spanning pool.