7 Hotels We Love And The Designers & Architects Behind Them

12/16/2017 by

Designed by Scott Sanders LLC


The Albion Hotel is owned by the Rubells, the founders of one of the most significant museums of contemporary art in the country, the Rubell Family Collection. People who spearheaded the transformation of Miami into a cultural center frequented the Albion, which is equal parts down-to-earth and sophisticated. The very first conversations about Art Basel starting a Miami fair were held on the poolside terrace of the Albion. Scott Sanders, the mastermind behind this renovation, took Igor Polevitsky’s original Nautical Deco architecture from 1939 and outfitted it with sleek custom furnishings that make you want to set sail on a private yacht. Scott Sanders notes, “My design was inspired by the nautical architecture of the building. I wanted it to feel like a cool cruise ship that had docked on Lincoln Road! We used a color palette of navy and white for the entire hotel, but threw in bright orange as an accent in the lobby to give it a pop and to connect to the original orange terrazzo flooring from 1939. Finishes of polished chrome, mahogany, and rope details found throughout the hotel really connect to the overall nautical theme. 300 pieces of original art were commissioned for the hotel from Miami artist Sabrina Baron. The abstract nautical art was inspired by vintage boating flags!” Scott Sanders is known for his distinctive “New American Style,” a casual yet elegant blend of his all-American roots and inspiration from his travels around the world.