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It List - The Best New Hotels: SLS South Beach

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Design: SLS South Beach, Miami

A 1939 Art Deco landmark has been reborn thanks to nightlife mogul Sam Nazarian and design ace Philippe Starck—the duo behind SLS’s sleek Beverly Hills flagship. Here, the cabana-lined pool has become the city’s prime bronzed-bodied playground; inside, chef José Andrés’s Bazaar restaurant does double duty as both foodie and after-hours haven. Guest rooms have a gauzy white palette with Louis XV–inspired flourishes (pink-and-gray trompe l’oeil drapery and carpets inspired by French tapestries), while the penthouse, with its masculine leather sofas and wraparound terrace, was designed by Lenny Kravitz. Our favorite spot? Hyde Beach, a laid-back, surf-shack-inspired outdoor lounge with bottle service and guest DJ’s. This is Miami, after all. slshotels.com. $$$

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