Now Open: SLS South Beach

SLS Hotels, the boutique brand from hotelier Sam Nazarian, has opened its second location in Miami’s South Beach. Occupying the site of the former Ritz Plaza hotel with direct beach access, iconic designer Philippe Starck has created a dream world that blends Latin, Asian, contemporary and art deco influences. An expansive terrace reminiscent of French riviera … Continue reading

Now Open: The Surfcomber

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has opened the Surfcomber, an icon of Miami’s South Beach with its art deco architecture and design. Timed to coincide with the busy Art Basel Miami Beach show, the hotel’s return concludes a full-scale renovation and integration of brand hallmarks to attain a European bohemia meets American front porch atmosphere.   The 186 guestrooms … Continue reading

Kimpton Hotels Opens Hotel Palomar San Diego

American boutique hotel operator Kimpton Hotels has opened the Hotel Palomar San Diego. Situated on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, the 183-room property occupies the space vacated by the former Se Hotel, extensively remodeled to showcase clean textures and contemporary design.   The guestrooms, suites, luxury flats and penthouses are equisitely styled and furnished … Continue reading

Miami’s The Waldorf Reopens After Renovation

Miami’s latest boutique hotel has opened on Ocean Drive in the heart of the city and steps from the beach. Characterized as athletic, charismatic and spontaneous, The Waldorf occupies the art deco building of the former Waldorf Towers Hotel and has been renewed by Spanish decorator Ignacio Garcia Vinuesa through contemporary furnishings and colourful textiles. … Continue reading

Morgans Hotel Group Opens The Mondrian SoHo

Morgans Hotel Group, the boutique hotel operator founded by hospitality legend Ian Schrager, opened the highly-anticipated Mondrian SoHo Hotel in the trendy New York district on Tuesday. Designed by Benjamin Noriega Ortiz (who also worked on sister property Mondrian Los Angeles), the 270-room hotel was inspired by the Jean Cocteau film “La Belle et la Bete”, presenting distinct … Continue reading