Who would have thought a name like “The Vagabond Motel” would have worked for marketing 50 years ago never mind today? Well the name works and the motel is under renovations, it is done and looking smashing. The Vagabond Motel, which is being marketed as the Vagabond Hotel even though it will keep the word "Motel" on its signage for historical authenticity, is getting its final touches as construction on most of the structure wraps up. The pool, which will have arching water jets at each corner, is done. The motel's developer, Avra Jain and architect Dean Lewis did a increasable job of bring her back to life and it did NOT kill the bank or their pockets!!!
The guest rooms are being decorated with really cool, flamboyant retro furniture. A ton of attention is being paid to the details. The bathroom doors are heavy wood. The pool deck has underground gas lines ready for tiki-torches. A retractable screen will descend behind the pool-side bandstand for outdoor movies. Original wood was salvaged from the second story's badly damaged floors to restore the original floors on the first story. Then carpeting was laid upstairs to improve sound insulation. And the list goes on. Meanwhile, some signage has already been installed, including the original pylon 'motel' sign out front, while the motel's large signature sign (the one that looks like a big red neon cloud with the word 'Vagabond' on it) is returning soon.
Check out the website: http://www.thevagabondhotel.com/ . Now realize this the motel is not in a good neighborhood and not on the beach it is in Miami Shores by the old Coppertone Offices off of I-95 but man when I visited I told my wife we are sting for a weekend and we live 30 minutes from the Motel. It is just that cool of a space and developer, Avra Jain and architect Dean Lewis, my hat is off to you and hands in the air great job, you should do more!!
When I consulted for Postcards Inn (affectionately known as PCI) 2010 – 2013 we had the same vision I feel. When try and make this place a chain just work with what you have and bring it back to live. People love art some love art of the color, others love it for what they can interoperate it for. Not everyone one will stay at the The Vagabond Motel just the guest that want a real connection to how it felt to travel when travel was fun! That is my interpretation.
Many owners ask me, “as an owner of a Superior Small Lodging I cannot afford a renovation” or “it will never pay for its self”. Well what if you could have the same furniture as the Breakers in your guest rooms or how about the Marriott Marco Island? Well you can because AMC Liquidators has it at a prices you can afford and it will improve your guest’s experience. The room, lobby, pool, and est. furniture and items will make your Superior Small Lodging look like the Breakers in Palm Beach for pennies. I would even say after your renovations we have the XXX (fill in the name) resorts furniture and items for half the price of that resort but service of the resort.
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