Menin Hospitality, a leading collection of upscale lodging, lifestyle restaurants and nightlife venues, has named Steven Hiblum as general manager of Shelborne South Beach. Miami’s famed 1940s Art Deco gem pioneers the city’s hotel scene, offering unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean in a tropical, relaxed setting.
“Menin Hospitality is committed to maintaining the utmost standards across our eclectic portfolio of properties,” says Jared Galbut, managing principal at Menin Hospitality. “Steven has a proven track record of results and operational excellence. We are confident that his invaluable knowledge and practical experience will be a great asset to our team.”
Hiblum will oversee all day-to-day operations for Shelborne South Beach, leading the hotel’s team in delivering consistent, unique experiences for guests while also enhancing the quality of service. Hiblum will ensure that all hotel operations are carried out professionally, to Menin Hospitality brand standards, and to the highest level of guest service. He will also serve as a motivated mentor for the hotel’s staff, sparking innovative ideas that maximize profitability, beginning with revamping the hotel’s food and beverage offerings.
Hiblum brings almost two decades worth of hospitality experience to the table, having worked at numerous hotel groups across the country, spanning from South Florida to San Francisco. After graduating from Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel, with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, Hiblum went on to hold prestigious positions at properties within Morgans Hotel Group, including Delano South Beach, Shore Club South Beach, Clift Hotel and Mondrian South Beach. Hiblum also served as general manager of Nautilus—a Sixty Hotel for five years years, where he oversaw operations for the beachfront hotel’s 250 guest rooms and 160 employees. Most recently, Hiblum served as VP of operations at Highgate Hotels, where he was responsible for managing hotel experiences and programming for three Miami properties.
Shelborne South Beach is situated in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. It embodies all that makes South Beach famous including local flavors from its fresh cuisine, live entertainment and a cool tropical beach ambiance. Shelborne South Beach is within walking distance of Miami Beach’s main attractions such as Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive and the Miami Beach Convention Center. The hotel’s bright, retro-inspired rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and organic toiletries. Guests are invited to relax at the iconic oceanfront pool with indoor cabanas and the private beach club that grants them access to white sandy beaches, as well as enjoy the forward-thinking culinary experience at Shelborne Caffe. Additional amenities include a soon to re-open spa, a 24/7 fitness center, a business center, and more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. For more info, visit www.shelborne.com or call (305) 531-1271.
Headquartered in Miami, Florida since 2005, Menin Hospitality’s eclectic portfolio spans throughout South Florida and Chicago including upscale lodging, lifestyle restaurants and nightlife venues as well as a division dedicated to independent projects focusing on art, culture and design. In addition to its hotel portfolio, Menin Hospitality operates popular South Beach food and beverage venues including Bodega Taqueria y Tequila and Pizza Bar South Beach. The hospitality group has plans to further expand within the U.S. and internationally in the future. For more info, visit www.meninhospitality.com.