Angler's Boutique Resort in Miami Beach Set to Open in Two Weeks
While Summer is just around the corner, the scene in South Beach is still going strong. The area had approximately 350,000 visitors over the Memorial Day Weekend and the off-season hotel deals are just about to kick-in.
The latest hotel on the scene is the The Angler's Boutique Resort on Washington Avenue. Originally built in 1903, the Art Deco building was abandoned for over a decade until developer Gregg Covin came in to turn the place into a swanky boutique resort.
The hotel has a unique layout comprised of four different buildings holding a total of 49 studio and duplex suites with interiors and common areas designed by Wallace Tutt. The amenities include plasma TV's, DVD players, iPOD docking stations with hardwired surround sound, a wet bar and marble bathrooms. Even better, several units feature either private rooftops, private gardens, or or private outdoor spa baths.
There's also an open-air lounge and pool, fully equipped fitness facility, 24-hour concierge service and a "social architect," Michael Capponi who will help get you into the hottest SoBe clubs. Note to Nemo Librizzi: You got competition.
While the hotel's not on the beach, the beach is only two blocks away. As for dining, there will be a Parisian Brasserie as well as a sidewalk care. No word on whether Ashton Kutcher or Bobby Flay will set up shop in there. And the rumors about Nicky Hilton looking to "rebuild" her Nicky O Hotel here can also be put to rest.
The rates start at $290 for a studio suite to $2,000 for a duplex suite with private rooftop. Just remember the hotel is opening in stages. The main building and the pool will open first and the entire hotel is expected to be completed sometime in Fall 2007.
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