New upscale hostel planned for Miami Beach

A New York hospitality company has announced plans for an upscale hostel in Miami Beach.

The Freehand Miami is set to open in November at the site of the old Indian Creek Hotel, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., which is closed now for renovations. Sydell Group, which has properties including the NoMad Hotel and Ace Hotel in New York, is behind the “reinvention” of the property.

As of Monday, the website — — is live, and bookings are being accepted. Nightly rates for the least expensive accommodations start between $27 and $69 per person, depending on the day.

Design is by Roman and Williams, the firm that also designed the Ace Hotel in New York. Bar Lab, which had The Broken Shaker pop-up bar at the Indian Creek Hotel earlier this year, is in charge of food and beverage.