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For his Miami hotel and restaurant, Michele Grendene turned to famed architect Michele Bönan for help creating an intimate getaway in the heart of South Beach.

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This 1925 Mediterranean Revival mansion (formerly a private residence) was transformed into a chic seaside sanctuary. The renowned restaurant at Casa Tua is filled with the same cozy ambience as its rooms, with ticking-striped banquettes paired with rattan chairs and surrounded by nautical accents. The intimate 18-table eatery also boasts a lantern-lit outdoor terrace and a downstairs bar, complete with orange leather Chelini bar stools.

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Hanging lanterns supply romantic contrast to teak outdoor dining tables covered in crisp white linens.

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Facing the restaurant’s open kitchen, the “friends table” (usually reserved for large groups and regular guests) seats up to 20.

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Boar-skin stools flank an ornate lacquered table, providing a hint of decadence in the hotel’s bar.

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Balance subtle geometric flooring with clean lines, such as those of this sleek bookcase.

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The restaurant displays the works of many up-and-coming artists, including Grendene’s own photographs.

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French doors open onto the restaurant’s patio, featuring such old-world accents as a pergola and terra-cotta tiling.

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In the guest suites, beds are dressed in plush Bellora sheets and Loro Piana blankets.