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Photo by Pamela Jones

interview

5 questions for…
Keith Menin
Principal, Menin Hotels meninhotels.com

The hotel business runs in your family. Is that why you ended up in hospitality?
My uncle, Russell Galbut, purchased the Shelborne hotel [in South Beach] in the 1980s. At fteen, I was hired to work the front desk before I left to attend Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. It was at Cornell where I designed my rst hotel, Sanctuary South Beach [which opened in 2005], and I have not stopped since. I have developed the Bentley Hotel South Beach as well as Chicago’s Raffaello hotel.

You recently renovated the Shelborne. What did you want to create?
We wanted to bring back the historic building with a modern-day throwback [feel]. Everyone in this town [told me to] go ultra-modern and create something new. But I wanted to go another way, where if Frank Sinatra walked through the doors today, he wouldn’t feel out of place.

What are some of the highlights of the renovation?
A mesmerizing ‘bubble staircase’ holding court in the lobby, a chic black and white design theme, two impressive Maria Theresa crystal chandeliers, and glowing LED sinks in the lobby restrooms.

Now you are working on Gale in South Beach, which will open later this year. Can you tell us a bit about your plans?
Gale will be a high-end boutique hotel with eighty-six rooms featuring the latest technology. This Italian Riviera-style building features a rooftop pool deck with a raw bar, a coffee bar in the lobby, and [nightlife concept] Drumbar, which made its debut in June on the eighteenth oor of the Raffaello.

What do you think guests are looking for today in a boutique hotel?
Guests are looking for smaller, more intimate settings, but with the amenities a larger resort would have—a pool, gym, spa, restaurants. People like to feel they are staying at a second home.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - July 2012

Hospitality Design - July 2012
Contents
Online Contents
From the Editor
From the Show Director
People
People
Sketchbook
Purchasing POV
Trends
Places
Places
Interviews
Interviews
Hellman-Chang
Adam Kamens
IIDA/HD Product Design Winners
Tabletop
Greatest Innovators
Instinct for Innovation
Back Space
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