The newest all-suite hotel by the South Beach Group, this 1940's classic has been transformed into a boutique hideaway for jetsetters and trendsetters alike. Inspired by the modern baroque designs of Dorothy Draper, the hotel combines Hollywood Regency touches with the hotel group's signature bold and modern designs.
Located just one block off Collins Avenue, the retreat features 54 imaginatively designed one-bedroom, apartment-like accommodations with full-gourmet kitchens, a courtyard pool complete with an outdoor bar and private cabanas, meeting space, and a breathtaking sun deck with sweeping views of the city and ocean. Suites feature full gourmet kitchens, separate living and dining areas with pullout sofas, stereos, iPod docking stations and two 42-inch plasma TVs, 100% organic cotton pillow-top beds and rain-shower heads.
Hotel Quick Facts
• 4 stars; $$$$
• 2 blocks from Ocean; 1 block from Miami Beach Convention Center
• 54 suites with full gourmet kitchens; courtyard pool wth private cabanas.
• Vibe: Secluded luxury.
• Extras: Free airport shuttle from MIA; free drinks nightly at nearby Catalina Hotel; two free beach lounge chairs daily from the Catalina Beach Club; free wi-fi.
Miami has had many nicknames over the years, but one of the most memorable was "God's Waiting Room," which referred to the overwhelming amount of retirees who headed South in the 1950's.