The Lord Balfour Will Open in South Beach on June 15, With Rates From $199
We initially thought that The Lord Balfour would make his--or her, judging by the look of the photo murals on the walls--debut in South Beach this winter. Then, it was looking like spring. Now, let's just go ahead and call it summer, as word comes down that the renovated boutique hotel in "SoFi" (South of Fifth Street) is now taking reservations from June 15.
According to a press release, introductory rates will start at $199 a night. When we plugged June 15 into the online rezzie system, we found a Queen room going for $209 a night. That snags you around 198 square feet, bamboo flooring and amenities that include a docking station, 40" HD TV, plush robes, slippers and ETRO bath products.
Then, of course, there's the chick on the wall--who is apparently "a nod to the irreverence of the original Lord Balfour himself--a bold iconic British figure."
One other way they're paying homage to the Lord is by giving away an Apple iPod Nano with watchband, stocked with tunes from tattooed UK musicians like David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and The Clash.
All you have to do to be in the running is sign up for news and offers at the Lord Balfour website. Then, you wait: a winner will be chosen once every two weeks through mid-August.
[Photos: Courtesy Lord Balfour]