In a city rich with Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Spanish Renaissance architecture, these renovations are opening new spaces within the envelope of architectural gems. Forever playful and timeless, Miami is renowned for its wealth of historic architecture. Iconic due to its vast collection of Art Deco buildings—Miami boasts 800 structures in this style—the Magic City serves up a vibrant collection of structures, ranging from Mediterranean Revival to Spanish Renaissance to Miami Modern. And thought it’s nostalgic to experience these 20th-century classics restored in their architectural glory, the city has been known to have a flair for the new, placing itself on the cutting edge of design. With a huge influx of tourists and new residents, this city is undergoing a resurgence across its diverse and energetic neighborhoods. And it’s doing it all while opening new spaces within the envelope of old architectural gems. It’s a fabulous way to preserve local history while celebrating new ideas.
Marea 1939 at The National Hotel
Fully restored in 2021, The National Hotel was recognized by Historic Hotels of America, honoring its architectural authenticity, while celebrating its key elements of contemporary design. The adults-only Art Deco hotel launched its most recent restaurant, Marea 1939, named for the historic year in which the hotel was built. The indoor-outdoor dining spaces at Marea 1939 offer a garden, pool, and ocean views, anchored with U-shaped banquettes in classic Miami style. The bar 1939 overlooks The National’s grand Art Deco lobby.
About Historic Hotels of America®
Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America has more than 300 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated historic hotels. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance.