One of the smallest boutique hotels on Ocean Drive, the quaint Leslie Hotel catches your eye with its rectilinear Deco angles and columns and songbird yellow paint.
Our team had the privilege to meet with the managing director, Juan Pablo and learn about their four year journey to renovate and reopen this darling hotel.
The process is arduous as owners must follow guidelines, procedures from the Historic Preservation Board and city laws. At times there were no laws to dictate new additions such as music and rooftop pools.
The hotel was purposefully repainted in bright yellow. The sun fades it quickly.
|Leslie Hotel front facade|
Architects Rodrigo Carrion and Julien Bergier from DN'A handled both architectural revisions and designing the interiors. Rodrigo was also the lead architect for renovations at Hotel Victor a couple of hotels south on Ocean Drive.
|Julien Bergier , Juan Pablo D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Carrion|
|John E. Stevens and Christine Michaels|