The Confidante Miami Beach is Reopening as an Andaz This Year

by Anthony Losanno
Andaz Miami Beach

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The Confidante Miami Beach is part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, but it might be most famous for being the setting of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” video. I stayed at the hotel last year and found the experience a mixed bag (full review here). It’s perfectly located for enjoying the beach, but service and elite benefits were spotty at best. I’m happy that it’s getting a huge renovation and reopening as an Andaz at the end of 2024.

Andaz Miami Beach Pool

The hotel was sold in 2022 for $232 million and will undergo a $60 million renovation this year. It will be closing on March 25th for construction to begin. When complete, the 339-room hotel will have a “first-of-its-kind ocean view check-in experience,” a refreshed pool area, and food and beverages handled by the José Andrés Group.

Confidante Renovation

Amy Johnson, General Manager of Andaz Miami Beach, said:

We are thrilled to unveil this new chapter for Hyatt as our hotel becomes the Andaz Miami Beach, blending the essence of Miami Beach with the allure of imaginative travel to stimulate guests’ curiosity and self-expression. This exciting journey brings the luxury lifestyle Andaz brand to Florida along with exciting collaborations like José Andrés Group. We look forward to welcoming back our guests and local community to a completely new and bold hotel, embodying the distinctly native experience and expressive nature of the Andaz brand, while still capturing the essence of Miami Beach.”

This will be the first Andaz hotel in Florida and will increase Hyatt’s brand footprint in Miami Beach with a new luxury resort. The Andaz brand is still one of Hyatt’s smaller footprints with only 29 properties worldwide. I am a big fan of the brand and the Andaz 5th Avenue remains one of my favorite hotels. I like the modern design, benefits offered to Globalists, and little touches provided to all guests (like the complimentary mini bar snacks and non-alcoholic beverages).

Andaz Miami Beach Suite

Anthony’s Take: The renderings of the new hotel look gorgeous and I can’t wait to check it out once it reopens. The hotel was in need of a renovation and it’s good to see the newish owners are investing properly to make it shine.

(Image Credits: Hyatt.)

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