Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, the iconic Miami resort slated to open this summer following a $280 million renovation, is pleased to announce Nils Stolzlechner as its new general manager. An industry professional with more than 20 years of international hospitality experience, Stolzlechner brings his luxury property expertise to South Beach and Shelborne Wyndham Grand.
Hailing from Kitzbuehel, Austria, Stolzlechner has extensive experience at luxury properties in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, Stolzlechner served the Omni Hotel brand in general manager roles for the Omni Dallas Hotel, the Omni Corpus Christi and the Omni Hotel San Francisco. Previously, Stolzlechner held executive positions at various properties in California, including the Highlands Inn Park Hyatt in Carmel, the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara and the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. From 1992 to 2000, he served as general manager and executive chef of Hotel Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nils to the accomplished team that is reopening this heritage South Beach resort,” said Jeff Wagoner, president, Wyndham Hotel Management group. “The Shelborne Wyndham Grand will be a truly impressive addition to the Wyndham® family and Nils’ vast hospitality experience and proven leadership will be crucial to providing the luxurious experience Miami travelers expect.”
The completely renovated, 200-room property will officially open its doors this summer in the heart of the South Beach Art Deco District as the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. Property renovation highlights include guestrooms and meeting spaces designed by Richard Mishaan and public spaces, inclusive of the hotel’s commercial spaces and spa, designed by Meg Sharpe. The property is home to Morimoto South Beach, the Miami flagship restaurant of award-winning Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and a 2,400-square-foot full service beauty and Blue Harmony® wellness spa.
The hotel’s reinvention additionally includes 15,000-square-feet of expanded event areas that include meeting rooms, an executive boardroom, breakout rooms, a grand ballroom and extensive outdoor flexible space.
Stolzlechner holds a Swiss Hoteliers Degree from the SHV Swiss Hotel Association Culinary School in Lucerne, Switzerland, and is fluent in both German and English. The multi-talented hotel professional is also a world champion ski jumper who has competed with the U.S. Ski Team.