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The James Royal Palm Opens On South Beach During Art Basel 2012

Newest Property In Luxury Hotel Brand's Expanding Portfolio Welcomes Guests To Its Miami Location

MIAMI, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The James, a hospitality brand synonymous with the seamless blend of modern, residentially styled spaces and guest-centric service, has officially opened its third luxury location, The James Royal Palm in Miami. This exciting addition to the South Beach hotel scene is Denihan Hospitality Group's reincarnation of the historic and much-beloved Royal Palm Hotel and made its official splash just in time for Art Basel last week. The property is owned by KSL Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in travel and leisure enterprises.

To celebrate the opening, The James Royal Palm hosted a series of signature events during Art Basel, the most celebrated week of events in Miami's annual calendar. Festivities kicked off with the Vernissage After Party for Miami's newest art fair, UNTITLED, held on The James Royal Palm's signature lawn on Monday, December 3. The week of parties continued with a private "moonlight" cocktail party hosted by Interview Magazine and Sotheby's held on the hotel's pool deck on Tuesday, December 4. On Thursday, December 6, Chef Kris Wessel, chef and partner of the hotel's signature restaurant, Florida Cookery, hosted the first Artist's Palate event with Wallpaper* magazine, featuring food as works of art; which was followed immediately afterwards by the after party for "KURT," the experimental short film chronicling the life of the late Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, which was attended by Henry Hopper, Adarsha Benjamin, and Harmony Korine. Putting the official last stamp on Miami Art Week, The James Royal Palm hosted the highly anticipated Art Basel Miami Beach closing party where 1,000 of the art world's VIP's gathered to celebrate Miami's most talked about season of the year. 

"We are delighted to officially welcome guests to The James Royal Palm," said Lisa Zandee, Denihan's Senior Vice President of Brand Management. "We are confident that visitors and locals alike will be excited about the hotel's offerings, and its ideal location in the culturally rich neighborhood of South Beach, just steps away from Ocean Drive and with direct beach access."

The James Royal Palm is the brand's first hotel in Florida, with 393 guest rooms, including studios and suites, most with ocean views. Located on Collins Avenue, steps from the world-famous Ocean Drive, the oceanfront beach retreat boasts:

  • Two swimming pools, including a plunge pool with waterfall
  • renew the spa: a full-service spa featuring salt-infused treatments and the consultation services of Oz Garcia, wellness expert
  • More than 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • Signature restaurant, Florida Cookery, led by celebrated Miami Chef Kris Wessel serving authentic Florida fare
  • CATCH, the first location of The EMM Group's seafood dining experience outside of New York City
  • SL Miami, the subterranean nightspot that originated in Manhattan's Meatpacking District
  • South Shore, an open-air bar specializing in rum cocktails
  • The James Club, a lobby lounge with full bar and residentially-inspired decor
  • A Coffee Bar featuring the hotel's original Art Deco green glass front desk, featuring the Cuban and Columbian pour-over technique
  • GIVE: The Shop, offering a carefully curated collection of items and gifts that "give back" through being environmentally thoughtful and benefiting non-profit partners locally and around the world
  • Lil' James, an interactive play space featuring a lifeguard stand reading nook, created in partnership with the Miami Children's Museum; a collection of children's books; art station; and outdoor activity area
  • The James Pool and Beach Experience, offering a complimentary beach box with seaside essentials sun and access to Kindles and iPods

In keeping with The James brand's commitment to locally inspired cultural offerings, and in light of Miami's reputation as a burgeoning cultural hotbed, The James Royal Palm also boasts a carefully chosen collection of artistic partners. In addition to the hotel's permanent art collection, curated by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio, guests will interface with the marquee partners of The James Royal Palm's Cultural Collection. These partners - Miami's Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), New World Symphony and YoungArts - were tapped to create exclusive pieces, performances and experiences for visitors to The James Royal Palm. Also integrated into the Cultural Collection is Public School, an up-and-coming New York-based design house with roots in Miami that was chosen to design all of the hotel team member uniforms, from the front desk to the pool deck.

Indicative of The James brand persona, every detail of The James Royal Palm was meticulously chosen and artistically inspired, with interiors designed by internationally recognized interior design firm Rottet Studio. The overall renovation was respectful of the original Royal Palm's history, which dates back to 1939, with several design elements paying homage to the art deco roots of the original hotel as well as the local area. These include the compass rose in the terrazzo lobby floor, the antique green glass front desk (now serving as the coffee bar) and the porthole windows of the Lobby Bar.

To continue the celebration of The James Royal Palm's debut in Miami, The James is offering an opportunity via Pinterest to win a stay at one of three hotels in Chicago, Miami or New York, and other great weekly prizes like spa treatments, dinner at The James, gift cards and more. Simply share what Luxury Liberated means to you on Pinterest through the creation of a board for the chance to win. For more information and to enter, visit The James Facebook page

Reserve your stay at The James Royal Palm before December 25, 2012 and enjoy a third night on us.  Visit jameshotels.com for details.  Offer valid for travel through December 30, 2013. Subject to availability and blackout dates.

For more information about The James Royal Palm, visit JamesHotels.com/Miami, facebook.com/jameshotels, @jameshotels or Pinterest.com/thejameshotel

ABOUT THE JAMES ROYAL PALM
The James Royal Palm is The James brand's third location and first hotel in Florida. Joining sister properties in Chicago and New York City, The James Royal Palm is an ideally situated, oceanfront beach retreat with interiors designed by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio. The hotel is a modern tribute to the Royal Palm Hotel's rich history, keeping intact many signature elements of the original architect's design. In continuation of the brand's support for the arts, The James Royal Palm features a carefully curated art collection, "An Ocean Apart," as well as a local, cultural collection of artistic partners. The James Royal Palm feature signature restaurant, Florida Cookery, led by local Miami chef Kris Wessel, and CATCH, a globally influenced seafood dining destination, in addition to two swimming pools, a plunge pool, poolside bar, lobby lounge, coffee bar, renew the spa with salt-infused treatments, Lil' James Offerings for children, Give the shop and more than 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. For more, visit http://www.jameshotels.com/Miami.aspx

ABOUT THE JAMES
In the realm of hospitality, The James hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago, New York and The James Royal Palm in Miami, which opened in late 2012, are authentic, warmly modern, residentially styled luxury hotels that deliver an artistically inspired blend of exquisitely hand-crafted design surrounded by environmentally thoughtful details. The James defines luxury liberated from tradition; this core philosophy is evident in the properties' residential yet social environment and personal, intuitive service. www.jameshotels.com

ABOUT DENIHAN HOSPITALITY GROUP
New York based Denihan Hospitality Group, one of the nation's fastest growing owner/operators of stylish boutique hotels, draws upon a 50-year family legacy of providing guests with highly individualized service. Denihan's 14-property portfolio includes upper upscale and luxury brands Affinia Hotels and The James, as well as luxury independent properties The Surrey and The Benjamin, and other independent affiliates. A full-service management and development company, Denihan's properties are located in some of the most sought after U.S. locations, including New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Miami. For reservations or further information, visit www.denihan.com.

ABOUT KSL CAPITAL PARTNERS
KSL Capital Partners is a private equity firm specializing in travel and leisure enterprises in five primary sectors: hospitality, recreation, clubs, real estate and travel services. KSL Capital Partners has offices in Denver, Colorado and New York. KSL's current and prior investments include some of the premier properties in travel and leisure, including Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, La Costa Resort and Spa, Hotel del Coronado, the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, the San Francisco Bay Club and its sister clubs, as well as ClubCorp, the world's largest owner of private golf and business clubs.  KSL also owns other premier recreation businesses, including Squaw Valley USA, one of the leading ski resorts in North America, Western Athletic Clubs, the owner and operator of luxury fitness clubs on the West Coast, and Orion Expedition Cruises, a luxury expedition cruise operator based in Sydney, Australia.  In addition, KSL's predecessor owned and operated the Doral Golf Hotel & Spa from 1992 until 2004. For more information, please visit www.kslcapital.com.

SOURCE The James Hotels

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