The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, the private, bayfront paradise that has long been recognized as a place for holistic rejuvenation and fun, has completed an extensive architectural renovation of its Spa and an expanded culinary offering, with the launch of Café Standard and Monterrey Bar. All three concepts, designed by Shawn Hausman Design in collaboration with The Standard’s in-house design team, are set to open this Fall.
“We are excited to show off the refresh of The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, with a thoughtful and loving update our team undertook with our long-time design partner, Shawn Hausman,” said Standard International CEO, Amar Lalvani. “Our local clientele adores the property and stood by us throughout this difficult time. It feels wonderful to give them something in return.”
Situated on the second floor, the approximately 4,500 sq. ft. Spa now includes a refreshed Turkish Hammam, plus a cedar-clad cocoon Sauna that provides detoxification and immunity-boosting benefits and features eye-shaped windows allowing guests to look out onto Biscayne Bay. A Cold Room has also been added, which reduces muscle tension and inflammation. The space is topped off with an ice cream bar sofa.
“We’ve undertaken significant architectural works in the Spa to create a feeling of expansiveness.” noted Shawn Hausman, Principal of Shawn Hausman Design and long-time Standard collaborator. “We’ve added a number of panoramic windows to bring the stunning Bay setting inside & a new central staircase from the gym to the Spa includes fitness in a more holistic sense of wellness.”
The Spa menu includes new treatments such as Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation which utilizes fine needles, microcurrents, and herbs to achieve dramatic anti-aging results (90 min, $250), and Sea Change featuring yuzu mimosa sea algae to cleanse and exfoliate, refreshing the mind, body, and spirit (60 min, $190). The revamped treatment rooms are enlivened with Elan Vital wallpaper by Flavor Paper depicting flower vines and moonlit palatial scenes by Pierre Frey.
Post-treatment, guests can relax in the new spa lounge, reclining in a Danish rattan daybed, under vintage, free-form, shell-shaped, glass sconces, while enjoying views of the bay. House of Hackney’s leafy Limerence print also adorn the spa lounge walls, window treatments, and ceiling, enveloping guests in an immersive painterly, flora interior landscape. The main spa bathrooms have tiles designed by Gio Ponti.
In addition to the Spa revitalization, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach introduces Café Standard and Monterrey Bar, both helmed by Executive Chef Andrew Gilbert. Accessible from the lobby, Café Standard is a casual neighborhood spot where guests and locals can start the day with a cold-pressed juice, specialty coffee, vegan mylk, or a Blue Majik Bowl. Café Standard features an Omega Salad, Falafel Bowl, and Veggie Bahn Mi. The spa focused menu offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The bright fare is complemented by the joyful, colorful space featuring a Scandinavian aesthetic with diagonally paneled pine walls and tropical flourishes. Guests can dine under the playful Mario Lopez Torres pendant with dangling monkeys, taking in the vintage tapestry with the surreal artwork of Corneille, or perch at the Arthur Umanoff mid-century inspired bar or custom enamel topped tables.
Beyond Café Standard lies the new cocktail lounge, Monterrey Bar, celebrating twists on classic cocktails. The name Monterrey Bar pays homage to the hotel’s namesake roots The Monterrey Motel which opened at 40 Island Avenue in 1953 and was originally designed by Architect Norman Giller. The bar features the Lido Gin Martini (Americano Vermouth, Lemon Zest, and Herb Oil) and Root Chakra (Blanco Tequila, Campari, Dried Chili Reduction, Fresh Lime, and Sage). Cocktails pair with dishes such as Butter Poached Prime Fillet Carpaccio with Turnip Puree and Treacle, Sea Scallop Crudo with Corn and Truffle, or Truffled Tater Tots with Porcini Aioli. Images of cocktails here (Photo Credit: Chris Carter).
The T-shaped bar with Amazonite stone is a dramatic focal point and provides an intimate place to gather. Afromosia wall paneling and plush carpet emulating the ocean are tied together beneath a Murano glass chandelier. The shelves are playfully lined with a pop art collection of 1980s ‘Frozen Moments’ by artist Geoffrey Rose.
Alongside the remodeled Spa, Café Standard and Monterrey Bar, tropical gardens, bayside views, and the infinity pool remain as beautiful as ever. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is situated on Belle Isle and located at 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information: https://www.standardhotels.com/miami/properties/miami-beach
ABOUT THE STANDARD SPA, MIAMI BEACH
Located on Belle Isle, steps away from the action of South Beach, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is its own private paradise set amidst peaceful tropical gardens and the Biscayne Bay. The 100-breezy, soothing guest rooms feature private terraces, many with outdoor soaking tubs. Spa services meld the traditional with the holistic with a variety of treatments from facials and massages to astrology and health coaching. The Gardens offer a place to lounge in the swings or by the fire pit. The main pool is the center of its outdoor hydrotherapy playground also featuring an infinity pool, arctic plunge pool, Roman waterfall hot tub, and mud baths. The Lido Bayside Grill offers a perfect warm-weather, sun-kissed global-inspired menu with incredible views. For more information about The Standard, visit StandardHotels.com and Instagram, @thestandard.