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Life House has announced the reopening of Life House, Little Havana in Miami this month. The Life House, Little Havana building is a historic 1920s icon that incorporates elements of Mission Revival style architecture. The property features 33 rooms, a first floor living room lobby, library and coworking space, courtyard garden, and a rooftop bar and restaurant. Life House, Little Havana will also be home to an on-property food forest where ingredients will be sourced as part of the company’s in-house food and beverage program.

The hotel tells the true story of Little Havana—that of a diverse plurality of cultures, not only Cuban – that settled into a Spanish-speaking neighborhood after fleeing their home regimes from Cuba to Ecuador, from Colombia to Venezuela and more. Life House tells this story through the lens of a high-born expeditionist who has discerningly traveled throughout Latin America and curated this tropical mansion with a collection of vintage and custom furniture, fixtures, and contextual artwork and textiles to depict the various places and global perspectives he discovered.

Guests enter through a House of Hackney wall-covered entryway that leads into the property’s luminous atrium featuring a three-story gallery display of artworks by local Cuban photographer Christina Arza. The Living Room lounge showcases custom mahogany millwork accented with Afrocuban ceramics to highlight a historically overlooked artistic and social movement in 1920s Cuba, focused on establishing the legitimacy of Black identity in Cuban society and art. 

Photo: Courtesy of Life House

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