Monterrey Bar pays homage to The Standard Spa and Miami Beach's Monterrey Motel, which opened at 40 Island Avenue in 1953 and was originally designed by architect Norman Giller. The intimate bar celebrates unique twists on classic cocktails and elevated bites. Indulgent light plates by Executive Chef Andrew Gilbert are designed to pair with the curated beverage menu, reflecting the cool, dark speakeasy style of Monterrey Bar. 

The T-shaped bar with Amazonite stone is a dramatic focal point and provides an intimate place to gather. Afrormosia wall paneling and plush carpet emulating the ocean are tied together beneath a Murano glass chandelier. The shelves are playfully lined with a Pop art collection of 1980s Frozen Moments by artist Geoffrey Rose.

Interior Designer

Shawn Hausman Design



Date Completed


Project Leader

Christina HébertWei Jien

Carlina Geraci

Natalia Priwin

Photo Credit

Courtesy of the Standard Spa Miami