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Miami Hotels Will Celebrate Sleepless Night This Weekend

Where: Miami Beach, FL
October 31, 2011 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

Catalina during previous Sleepless Night festivities. This year the windows read 'Up All Night.'

Now that Halloween is here at last, it's time for hotels to look ahead to the next marketing gimmick. In South Beach, there's not long to wait, with the Sleepless Night festival taking place this weekend, November 5–6.

While most travelers choose a hotel for its sleep-worthiness, this is Miami, where such things are frivolous. Being part of the action is a priority, so hotels like Catalina Hotel & Beach Club and Lords South Beach are getting on the Sleepless fun.

The beach is expecting more than 150 local and international artists to perform across Saturday night -- featuring trapeze artists, symphonies, theater and dance groups, music concerts, architectural tours and art exhibitions.

The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club is the host hotel for the festival, and is well-placed for anyone who needs a base they won't necessarily sleep in.

They're offering special packages that start at $189 a night (for three nights; staying less will cost a bit more) and include complimentary access to VIP Oxygen Bar Lounge for the Sleepless Night parties, free meals at the hotel's restaurants Maxine's Bistro and Kung Fu Sushi, and--to make sure you don't nod off--an Energy Welcome Cocktail upon arrival and a welcome in-room caffeinated gift basket.

Meanwhile, down at Lords South Beach, artwork from Ricardo Bellino will be the star of an 'all-nighter' that kicks off at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Nespresso will host a pop-up lounge on the hotel's porch and there'll be an auction of Bellino's portrait of Elizabeth Taylor on the night. (In case you want your own home to look like an 'ultra-gay hotel'.)

We're sure other hotels in SoBe will be promoting Sleepless Night, too. After all, what a concept--no slept-in beds for Housekeeping to worry about!

[Photo: Courtesy Catalina]

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