Hotel Palomar

Permuy Architecture designs a new Miami hotel using the ripples of the Atlantic ocean as an inspiration

Located at the gateway of the locally loved Sunset Harbour neighborhood, Permuy Architecture and Kobi Karp’s new Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach is a sophisticated experience a few steps away from the city’s newest and most exciting restaurants, shops, wellness experiences, and nightlife.

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach project won the 2020 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach, a boutique hotel, pays tribute to its waterfront setting, creating a modern design that aims to evoke a tranquil and elegant atmosphere.

The chic property is located at the heart of South Beach, a popular international and local destination in Miami Beach.

The overall intent of the Kimpton Hotel is to resemble the hull of a private luxury yacht. With Collins canal to its north, the design team embraced the opportunity to revitalize a once forgotten waterfront.

The intricate facade articulates floor-to-ceiling windows with aluminum railings and dark metal panels that create large openings to maximize the view from the hotel rooms to the city.

The five-story structure orients all 96 guestrooms with private balconies around a central atrium, which illuminates the lobby below.

The lobby excites the senses with its custom-built light installations, sprinkled with art displays, light panels, abstract shapes, and large format fabrics meant to resemble the ripples of the Atlantic Ocean.

Guests can enjoy the views of the beautiful bay and golf course from the private rooftop pool and two-tier roof deck with stylish décor and lounge area seating.

Project: Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach
Executive Architects: Permuy Architecture
Design Architects: Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design
Client: Finvarb Group
General Contractor: Emerald Construction
Photographer: Jason Lisiewski