Dream SoBe Interpretation: Hotel Will Open Rooms Soon, But it's Not a Dream
Yesterday we asked the question: Will Dream South Beach really open in the fall? After all, it's hard to tell with the Tudor Hotel half of the project still covered up and under construction. But those idle thoughts we had about the possibility of the Palmer House section of the new hotel opening sooner than the rest? On the money, baby. We can now confirm that one half of Dream will open earlier than expected—not with the Dream moniker but as Palmer House.
As the 'easier' of the two Dream buildings to renovate, the Palmer House building will open to guests sometime in June. This section houses the reception desk and about half of the guest rooms for the Dream South Beach.
Since the pool, restaurant and bar won't be open until the completion of the Tudor building work in October, the hotel will operate as Palmer House until the Dream is fully formed. It even has its own website...
Looks like the Dream, sounds like the Dream, but isn't quite yet the full Dream. Or, as a rep for Dream Hotels put it:
"The Palmer House does represent a sneak peek at Dream South Beach, but since many of the exciting bits are in the other half of the project [including fully branded items], we aren’t referring to it as Dream."
With limited services during the interim period, the rates for Palmer House will be roughly 50% cheaper than the rates expected for Dream—and will range from $149–$229 a night.