The so called Japanese courtyard at the Sanctuary SoBe. At the far end of it, there was an elevator with a malfunctioning door. It was apparently sentenced to death by opening and closing. Because it did so when I arrived and it still did so when I checked out. The concept sounded foolproof. It wasn’t. [...]
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Q: What is it? A: Possibly the most successful collaboration between Ian Schrager and Philippe Starck. The big names flocked here in 1995 and they still do, if only to f_ck Matt Damon*. It’s certainly not new. No, it’s not new. No, it’s not the hottest spot in South Beach anymore. But it has been [...]
Q: What is it? A: A not so hyped but very conveniently located hotel in the Miami South Beach district. Did I mention that it also comes with a relatively humane price tag? The Townhouse shouldn’t be awarded three stars. This hotel is worth more than that. But July may not be the best season [...]
Q: What is it? A: A rather relaxed place to stay on Ocean Drive. I’ve been a guest here numerous times, most notably on New Year’s Eve 1999, a party themed as an after-ski event. Where did the room go? The first time I stayed at this hotel, I slept in a room called ”Jesus [...]
Q: What is it? A: A rather tall, very stylish, tasteful and… elegant lady on Miami’s Ocean Drive. This is the Diva of Ocean Drive. If you look ‘art déco’ up on Google, it won’t take you long before you’ll find Lawrence Murray Dixon. He’s the architect behind many of the classic art déco buildings [...]