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The 2011 Master List of Hotel Openings Update: LA and Miami

October 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM | by | Comment (1)

Mr. C Los Angeles which opened in June.

It's hard to believe but 2011 is practically coming to an end. Once Halloween has come and gone, the holiday season will begin and before you know it you will be too tipsy at a crowded New Year's Eve party grasping for someone to kiss before the clock strikes.

While you're doing that, we'll be busy readying our 2012 Master Hotel Openings List. And in the interest of making that story easy to complete, we'd thought we check in on how the hotels on the 2011 Master Hotel Openings List have fared.

Are there any hotels that we are going to have to carry over to 2012? Yes, quite a bit. Now, that we've listed who's naughty and nice in New York and London, let's head over to two different celeb hotspots--Los Angeles and Miami.

While there were no big blockbuster hotel openings this year, Miami saw the opening (finally!) of the Dream South Beach and the Hotel Breakwater. LA saw two new hotels rise from the ashes of older buildings and is now awaiting the reopening of the grand Hotel Bel-Air which happens...tomorrow!!

Miami
· Hotel Breakwater
There was a false start on March 1 then again on March 17 but the hotel eventually opened in June.

· Dream South Beach
Much like the Dream Downtown in NYC, the South Beach property kept getting deferred, er delayed. After multiple opening dates the hotel eventually half-opened as the Palmer House for several months before finally coming true in June.

· Element Miami
Our fave extended-stay brand teased us with a June opening but alas, we won't get to revel in this Element until December 8 or possibly later.

· B Ocean Hotel
Ok, technically this hotel "b" in Fort Lauderdale but it opened up right on time on January 24 and we stayed the night in late April.

Los Angeles
· The BLVD Hotel
This hotel in the Valley opened a week early in late January.

· Viceroy Beverly Hills
The change from a L'Ermitage to a Viceroy is taking forever. We're hearing that Viceroy Hotels' in-house designer Kelly Wearstler finally got the go ahead to start putting her signature designs on the place. That said, we bet the change will happen in late 2012.

· Cipriani Mr. C Los Angeles: The hotel was initially set to open in April but actually opened in early June. Still, it's a pretty spectacular new property for Los Angeles, considering it was once the ho-hum Tower Beverly Hills hotel. Not sure what room to book? Allow us to help.

· Hotel Wilshire
This hotel, fashioned out of a former medical building, was set to open sometime in mid-2011 but in fact, it just opened on September 1 with an incredible rooftop restaurant.

· Hotel Bel-Air (reopening)
We are chomping at the bit waiting to see what the finally revamped Hotel Bel-Air will look like! We thought we'd get a peek in July but actually the hotel is set to open October 14 which is TOMORROW! We are actually on a waiting list to stay the night. But hopefully, we'll have some snaps for you next week.

That's all the updates that we have so far. Know of another new hotel opening in LA or Miami in the next couple of months? Even better, know of any major hotel delays? Keep us informed!

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