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MANDARIN ORIENTAL [MIAMI, FLORIDA] MANDARIN ORIENTAL, ONE OF ASIA’S PREMIER HOTEL CHAINS, SELECTED THE CITY OF MIAMI AS THE LOCATION FOR ITS FIRST U.S. HOTEL—AND RTKL AS ITS ARCHITECT. THE CLIENT WANTED A MODERN IMAGE THAT WOULD HARMONIZE WITH THE VIBRANCY OF MIAMI YET WHISPER OF THE ORIENT. RTKL’s design is a six-star facility that includes 329 guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lobby-level bars, a fitness center, spa and meeting facilities. Situated to maximize views of the water and the downtown skyline, the arcing structure enjoys a strong profile along the Miami waterfront. The liberal use of glass and stucco echo Miami’s architectural aesthetic and comply with the project’s budget restrictions.

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