The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. The Miami Design District is owned by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations.
Opened in 2006 in a building originally constructed in 1957, “The Lido Spa”, this hotel was transformed by André Balazs from a antiquated property . The hotel’s general aesthetic scheme is something of a juxtaposition of the authenticity of an old world European bathhouse and the sleek, coolness of Scandinavian design.
Inspired by Versace fantasy villa, this hotel is a Mediterranean-tinged luxury retreat in Miami Beach with dedicated butler service and a fine-dining restaurant. Palladian-style gilding, gargantuan custom-made beds, hand-painted trompe l’oeil, heavy tasseled fabrics, opulent marble bathrooms – more is definitely more at this exclusive Florida enclave.
With a fresh colonial feel to its communal areas and a look that’s more South Carolina than South Beach, this deco dame emerged in 2009 from a fabulous freshen-up and face lift. Contemporary art, a modern attitude, and a charitable spirit ensure The Betsy hotel, an independently owned hip hostelry, shines on South Beach.
Here where the classic meets the contemporary, you can find bright white 16-storey building lords it over its Miami Beach surroundings, with a Cowshed Spa, an A-list restaurant, retro quirks and a rooftop pool. Well furnished the guest rooms live the soho spirit mixing it with beach inspired colors.