The Dream folks told us not so long ago that the delays were to do with permit issues and the attention to detail needed to restore the Tudor building to its original grandeur, while making sure it would meet the needs of guests nearly a century after it was first built.
This is the side of the Dream South Beach that will be home to the new "over-the-top rooftop pool and lounge", as well as the new Geoffrey Zakarian restaurant.
The other half of the Dream is the former Palmer House—and it actually looks much closer to completion than the Tudor section.
Could Dream South Beach open in stages, with rooms at The Palmer opening before the restaurant and pool are ready next door? We've seen other hotels do this kind of thing for a soft opening, so it's certainly an option.
We'll bring you any fresh updates as soon as we have them. And let's keep hoping that they'll undress the Tudor building soon so we can see just how much longer we'll have to wait to see the Dream South Beach in living color...