A luxurious boutique property in the heart of South Beach, the SLS Hotel is the brainchild of developer Sam Nazarian who creates slick vacation destinations for a sophisticated clientele in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and Miami Beach. Part of the SBE hospitality group, the new property is the latest venture in a long line of award-winning restaurants, hotels and nightclubs designed to dazzle the fashion crowd.
With bold interiors crafted by French artist Philippe Starck, the SLS South Beach blends elegance and a bit of humor to update a classic Art Deco landmark. Originally designed by Miami’s own L. Murray Dixon in 1939, the original structure was once the tallest Art Deco building on the shore. Now home to Hyde Beach poolside lounge, restaurants Katsuya and Bazaar by José Andrés, the hotel skyrocketed to the Top 10 list of savvy travelers from the moment it opened.
Guest rooms feature high-speed WiFi, 42″ flat panel TVs, elegant Starck interiors and spa-style bathrooms. A choice of panoramic city and sea views is available and a few suites offer elegantly furnished terraces. Lucky patrons can book poolside villas with private balconies overlooking all the action at Hyde Beach Day Club. Elegant penthouses top both the main tower and the oceanfront oasis offering exclusive accommodation envisioned by rock & roll star Lenny Kravitz’s Miami design firm.
• Oceanfront hotel
• 3 blocks to Ocean Drive
• 2 blocks to Lincoln Road
• Hyde Beach on-site