South Beach Gets Another Lord (And Another Chick For Your Hotel Room Wall)
Another day, another new South Beach hotel on the way. Let us introduce you to Lord Balfour, an improvement on the old Wave Hotel. His opening in 'winter 2012' will bring the number of hotel Lords in Miami to two. (What's up, Lords South Beach?)
As you can see from the shot of Balfour's room above, it will also bring more chicks on your hotel room wall to South Beach.
What is different about this hotel is that it's located down in the SoFi area--South of Fifth--which is mostly residential, aside from a few small hotels like this one, and the mostly under-the-radar South Beach Marriott and Hilton Bentley.
It's a great place to stay--you're just across from the beach (although we don't think there'd be any views of the water, as it's on the west side of Ocean and not very high)--and close to picturesque South Pointe Park.
Also, SoFi is home to many famous athletes. You know, if you're into that kind of thing.
Back to that 'winter 2012' opening. The transformation from the Wave to Lord Balfour is well and truly underway--we snapped this shot of the exterior last week. But when you skip on over to the hotel's website, the first date you're able to book is April 1.
Hopefully it's no April Fool's joke that the rooms start at $229 a night--a relative steal for something so close to the beach.
The Lord Balfour will have 64 rooms with bamboo hardwood floors, oversized windows, ETRO toiletries, iPod docking stations and 40-inch TVs. Then there's the bit that guarantees that we can be friends with the new Lord, even if there is another woman giving us a come-hither look when we get into bed: the free WiFi.
[Photos, from top: Courtesy Lord Balfour; HotelChatter]