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Delano Hotel

Delano, South Beach, FL, USA, Vacationist

Photo: Courtesy of the Delano

1685 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL, 33139, United States
TEL: 305-672-2000
TEL: 800-697-1791

When Ian Schrager opened the Delano, a revamped 1940s Art Deco building, in 1995, it was considered a brave, even misguided move, as South Beach was then seedy indeed. But the hotel changed local narratives of design and geography. Today, it's a throwback to a time when a vacation didn't involve self-improvement or saving the planet. The pool is too shallow to swim in; it's called a water salon and has furniture to sit and, of course, pose on. The ur-hip clientele can also lounge on double daybeds on the beach or in poolside cabanas equipped with flat-screen TVs. After Schrager left, in 2006, the hotel underwent a refreshment to keep pace with Miami's exploding scene. Philippe Starck's witty interiors remain grand and groovy, and the collection of furniture and objects includes works by Gaudí, Man Ray, Dalí, and Charles and Ray Eames. And happily, the white-on-white conceit of the 245 rooms survived the renovations.

Room to Book:

Any of the eight poolside bungalows, duplexes with huge soaking tubs suited for jumping right into the glamour. Bungalow 3 is in the middle of it all.

Insider Tip:

The hotel recently opened Plat Bleu, a more informal—and less expensive—alternative to the model-magnet restaurant Blue Door.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 194

Number of Suites: 20

Number of Restaurants: 5

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1947 / 1995



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