IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has opened the doors of its second U.S. hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. The historic building that houses the hotel, now renamed IBEROSTAR Berkeley, was fully renovated under a $43 million investment and is situated at 1610 Collins Ave., right at the heart of South Beach.

“We are thrilled to launch the IBEROSTAR Berkeley in South Beach, one of the hottest spots in the world,” said Enric Noguer, IBEROSTAR Managing Director for the Americas. “[It offers] pristine beaches, vibrant culture and perfect weather, combined with our excellent customer service and amenities.”

The IBEROSTAR Berkeley features 96 guest rooms, including 20 premier rooms with balconies, a lush Sun Deck with views of Collins Avenue, and signature restaurant BLT Steak for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The pet-friendly hotel also offers a fitness room; a heated pool and deck with lounge area on the fourth floor; 24-hour room service; full housekeeping with turndown service; and a beach club with amenities.

IBEROSTAR Berkeley is one of the new properties the brand has been developing within the urban segment, with a plan to reach a total of 15 in the next three years in key cities like Budapest, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, New York, Havana, Santo Domingo and Lima, among others. These urban hotels are or will be located at the heart of the city they are in, close to key points of interests and attractions.

In this case, IBEROSTAR Berkeley is just steps away from the beach; Lincoln Road Mall (for dining, shopping and art gallery visits); the New World Center, home to the New World Symphony; the Miami Beach Convention Center; the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater; and Ocean Drive.