New Residence Inn Opens in Sunny Isles Beach


Residence Inn Sunny Isles Beach opened as the winter tourism season approaches, and the 194-room hotel expects to attract business travelers as well as tourists.

Rooms in the 19-story Residence Inn at 17700 Collins Avenue are apartment-inspired suites for extended stays. Each has a kitchenette equipped with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and other appliances.

Guests can use a grocery delivery service at the new Residence Inn or shop at an on-site food and beverage store open 24 hours a day.

The hotel’s design is intended to convey “a home-away-from home feel,” Robert Finvarb, owner of the Residence Inn and a real estate company bearing his name, said in a prepared statement.

Other features aimed at business travelers include more than 9,000 square feet of meeting space in three conference areas and two rooftop decks. The property also has a business library with facilities for faxing, copying and printing.

The hotel has a poolside restaurant, Ocean View on Nine, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The new Residence Inn also features a contemporary art collection throughout the hotel, assembled Dina Mitrani of Dina Mitrani Gallery.

Miami-based KobiKarp Architecture & Interior Designled the design of the hotel.