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Stantec Provides Integrated Architecture, Interior Design and Engineering Services for New YOTELPAD Miami

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Global design and engineering firm Stantec celebrated the ground breaking of the new YOTELPAD Miami, the latest high-rise located in the heart of Miami’s downtown urban core. Stantec is providing all-inclusive architecture, interior design and engineering services to the 31-story hotel/condo project by developers Aria Development Group and joint venture partner, AQARAT real estate company.

YOTELPAD Miami is a new brand by YOTEL and the first on the East Coast, featuring 222 Yotel-branded “cabins” (hotel rooms), 231 “PADs” (condominiums) and amenities such as a Skytop lounge, pool deck with restaurant and bar, fitness center, co-working space and pet spa.

The hotel portion, located on floors 2-12, includes 222 cabins. The ground level will include separate lobbies for guests and residences, a restaurant, lounge, an organic matcha bar plus a co-working space, and meeting rooms on the second level. There is also smart lockers for package deliveries, as well as bike and individual storage units for residents on the premises.

The condo PADs, encompassing levels 15-30, will have exclusive amenities such as a 2,000 square-foot “Lounge in the clouds” with game area and chef’s kitchen.  The high-tech units include studios to one- and two-bedrooms and range in size from 417 square feet to 708 square feet with top-of-the-line flooring and lighting, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, custom European cabinetry and Smeg brand Italian appliances.

Stantec is a recognized global leader in architecture, design and engineering, ranked among the top 10 architecture firms by Architectural Record and top 10 global design firms by Engineering News-Record. The firm has designed numerous prominent projects throughout Florida, including Solitair Brickell; Luma at Miami Worldcenter; Midtown 8 in Midtown Miami; 17 West in Miami Beach; and Park-Line in Miami and West Palm Beach.

YOTELPAD Miami is scheduled for completion in early 2021.

Miami Hospitality Design Awards Announces 2019 Call for Entries

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The American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter, the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association and Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations has announced its call for entries for the 2019 Miami Hospitality Design Awards. Project owners and licensed architects and designers with hospitality projects in Miami-Dade County are invited to register through Jan. 25, 2019, but please note that a license architect must be a part of the team. Submission uploads will be due by Feb. 22, 2019.

Categories for the 2019 awards include hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, lounges and bars, and for the first time this year, food halls are welcome to submit and be recognized as well.

The awards will take place on April 3, 2019 at The Miami EDITION hotel. To enter, and for more information on the award categories and criteria, please visit www.miamidesignawards.com

Hospitality Leaders Discuss Industry Trends at Miami Hospitality Designs Awards Panel

dsc_4812-copyTop leaders in South Florida’s hospitality industry gathered yesterday for the Miami Hospitality Design Awards’ inaugural panel discussion, Distinctive Hospitality Design in Miami’s Evolving Neighborhoods.

 Hosted by the award’s founders Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations, the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association and AIA Miami Chapter and in support of IIDA South Florida, the panel took place at the Hyatt Centric Brickell.  The panelists included Stantec Director of Interiors, Susan LaFleur; The Barlington Group Co-founder, Bill Fuller; and The Genuine Hospitality Group Chef and Owner, Michael Schwartz.

Moderated by Indulge Magazine Editor in Chief, Evan Benn, the panelists discussed how consumer demands are affecting hospitality architecture, design and programming.

 Downtown Miami, Brickell, Wynwood, Little Havana, and Coconut Grove are some of these evolving neighborhoods that have emerged with their own distinctive identity.

“We take into account what speaks to us about the neighborhood and translate it into the architecture and interiors to make each project relatable to its location,” said Susan LaFleur.

“Although the food has to be great, I’ve always said it’s not the one thing that makes a restaurant successful,” said Michael Schwartz. “We want our restaurants to fit with the neighborhood, so we look at where we are, what we’re trying to accomplish and how that plays into the design.”

“Little Havana is a passion project for me because of my Cuban American background,” said Bill Fuller. “We seek out historic properties in Miami to give them a new life, but always wrap the property’s history into what we do to keep the building’s and neighborhood’s authenticity.”

The panel is part of the awards’ program leading up to the second annual Miami Hospitality Design Awards to be held in spring 2019. The awards will honor the architects and designers whose hospitality projects have enriched Miami’s built environment. Next year’s awards will include new categories, giving additional designers an opportunity to showcase their work.

Stay tuned for details on the 2019 Miami Hospitality Design Awards by visiting http://miamidesignawards.com.

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2018 Miami Hospitality Design Awards Panel

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The founders of Miami Hospitality Design Awards, Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations, AIA Miami and the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), invite you to join South Florida hospitality leaders for a panel discussion on distinctive hospitality design in Miami’s evolving neighborhoods. The panel, moderated by Evan Benn, Editor-in-Chief of INDULGE, will be held at the Hyatt Centric Brickell on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm.

The panelists include:

Susan LaFleur, Stantec’s Director of Interiors, is an award-winning interior designer with expertise spanning hospitality and residential projects across the country. Her knowledge of emerging trends, detailed focus on design aesthetics, and a deep understanding of her client’s needs allow her to take a holistic design approach, creating spaces that are timeless and tell a story for each guest.

Bill Fuller is co-founder of Barlington Group and co-founder of Madroom Hospitality, the company behind the Little Havana bar, Ball & Chain. A preservationist at heart, Fuller has partnered with local entrepreneurs and owners of emerging concepts to bring them to the Miami urban core and house their concepts in the historic properties that Barlington Group has diligently worked to assemble and restore.

Michael Schwartz is a James Beard Award Winning Chef and owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group. As a nationally recognized celebrity chef, Schwartz has successfully developed complementary concepts focusing on great service and delicious food, with a genuine culture embraced by employees and guests alike.

For more information on the panel, visit Miami Hospitality Design Awards. Click here to register.

Miami’s Inaugural Hospitality Design Awards

Call for entries!

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Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations, alongside AIA Miami and the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), is now accepting entries for the inaugural Miami Hospitality Design Awards. Project owners and licensed architects and designers from anywhere in the world with hospitality projects located in Miami-Dade County completed between January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2016, are invited to enter through January 20, 2017.

In recent years, Miami has experienced unprecedented growth in the hospitality sector. Supported by some of the world’s leading brands and through the work of their architecture and design partners, they have unleashed the most significant, visionary hospitality built environments in the country.

“The awards will showcase excellence in architecture, elevate public consciousness of great design, and recognize those architects, designers, construction partners and hospitality venues whose work enriches our built environment,” said Cheryl Jacobs, Executive Vice President, AIA Miami.

“With our support and that of AIA Miami, Oberhausen Marketing & PR and Hospitality Design magazine, the awards will recognize the wonderful diversity and design excellence that continues to put Miami’s hospitality industry on the world map,” said Wendy Kallergis, President and CEO, GMBHA.

Hospitality projects include hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, lounges and bars.

Winners will be announced during a grand event on March 6, 2017, at the world-renowned Faena Forum in Miami Beach.

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor Hospitality Design magazine.

To enter, and for more information on the award categories and criteria, please visit miamidesignawards.com.

The GMBHA Selects Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations

The Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), a membership organization comprised of hoteliers and allied members in Miami-Dade County, has selected Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations as its agency of record.  The Miami Beach-based agency will provide the GMBHA with public relations and marketing counsel to help raise awareness of its education programs, advocacy initiatives and networking events within Miami’s hospitality and associated industries.

“The GMBHA chose Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations for their strong media relationships and strategic thinking. We look to them as trusted advisors as we continue to grow the GMBHA’s membership and advocacy efforts on local, state and national issues,” said Wendy Kallergis, GMBHA’s President and CEO.

The GMBHA’s members consist of more than 160 hotels and 300 allied businesses located across Miami-Dade County. The GMBHA’s calendar of events includes monthly hotelier’s breakfast series, networkers and luncheons featuring the top leaders and educators in the hospitality industry.

For the past 17 years, the GMBHA has recognized exceptional hotel employees and hotel members during its annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon, which is taking place on April 19th of this year. In 2011, the GMBHA began the annual Hospitality Leadership Awards, which honors employees in hotel managerial positions.

“What better way to expand our hospitality practice than by working with Wendy Kallergis and the GMBHA team, leaders in Miami’s hotel and tourism industry,” said Josh Oberhausen, owner and founder, Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations.

About Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations:

Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations is a full-service marketing and public relations firm based in Miami Beach. The firm’s team of seasoned, progressive professionals has well-developed expertise in the hospitality, architecture, real estate, healthcare, entertainment and design industries. Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations provides personalized service and solutions and has substantial media and lifestyle relationships that they leverage for clients. Some of the agency’s services include brand development, media relations, online marketing, social media campaigns and website design. For more information, visit www.obrmarketing.com.

About the GMBHA:

The Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association is a membership organization comprised of hoteliers and allied members across Miami Dade County. The association’s goal is to promote the interest of its members through advocacy, education and partnerships and advance Miami as the visitor’s destination of choice. For more information, visit gmbha.com.

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OMPR Moderates GMBHA’s Couples in Hospitality Panel Discussion

Josh and Aimet Oberhausen of Oberhausen Marketing & PR recently moderated the GMBHA’s Couples in Hospitality Panel Discussion at the Shelborne South Beach. The couples included Jared and Stacey Galbut of Menin Hotels; Jeff Lehman, General Manager of The Betsy Hotel, and his partner Pedro Cruz, owner of Roots & Roots; and Annie Borges, HR Director of the Essex House and Clevelander Hotel, and husband Pred Vaskrsich, Director of Engineering of the Shore Club.  The couples gathered in a “talk show” setting and discussed the pros and cons of working together in the demanding hospitality industry.  Cindy Krischer Goodman, The Miami Herald’s Work/Life Balancing Act editor, attended the panel and featured it in her column.

Josh Oberhausen – Guest Speaker @ FIU’s School of Hospitality & Tourism

Josh Oberhausen, Owner and Founder of Miami-based Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations (OMPR), was a guest speaker at FIU’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management as part of the school’s Industry Round Table Series. Josh gathered with a group of students for a Q&A discussion on hotel marketing and trends. He shared details on new technology and best practices for hotel channel management as well as his hospitality marketing experience which includes, to name a few, The Perry South Beach Hotel, Couples Resorts in Jamaica, South Beach Hotel Group and the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association.

Design Book Magazine’s Hospitality Issue Launch Event

Josh and Aimet Oberhausen of Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations along with their client ADD Inc Miami attended the launch party for Design Book Magazine’s “Hospitality” Issue.  The award-winning magazine showcases ADD Inc Miami’s multi-million renovation of the Shelborne South Beach hotel which includes newly designed lobby, lounge, guestrooms, pool with upper deck and catwalk and meeting rooms. Architects, interior designers and design aficionados gathered at the event held at the Coral Gables Museum and hosted by Design Book’s editor in chief Damir Sinovcic.