UPDATED: Banksy Has (NOT) Put His Mark on The Riviera South Beach
UPDATE: The tiles are totally fake.
The stylish Riviera South Beach has just opened a third addition to their hotel complex, adding 43 new rooms for a total of 160.
The guestrooms in this entirely new building (the first of its kind for the South Beach Hotel Group) are described as "contemporary chic meets modern industrialism." True to that, the rooms feature chrome balconies and concrete ceilings which are softened by post-modern leather furniture, polished wooden floors and silk draperies. Amenities also include Tempurpedic pillow-top custom beds, oversized bathrooms with rainfall showers, 42" flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, slippers and C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Oh and we can't forget about the free WiFi.
But perhaps more exciting than having new rooms to lounge around in is the artistic touch of British street artist, Banksy, who signature surrealism and larger-then-life abstract artwork is featured on the tiling in some of the public spaces and bathrooms.
While it's not quite the thought-provoking street art that he's been painting all over NYC, it is rather cool. Perhaps he'll do more hotels in the future?
A night at the Riviera South Beach right now is just $188 for a classic room or $216 for the sleek balcony rooms in the new addition. You can peruse more photos from the hotel here.