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An Ode to The Delano...Again

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December 12, 2013 at 5:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

Our love for the design of The Delano South Beach is nothing new. But on a recent stop at the hotel, we couldn't help but be captivated by the Delano's mysterious look all over again.

From the outside, The Delano is still the best-looking building on Collins Avenue, built in 1947, at the time the tallest art deco tower in Miami. It was completely renovated on the inside in 1994 by one Philippe Starck. The inside remains largely unchanged since Starck had his way with it. The billowing curtains still dance with the breeze in the lobby and the oversized furniture still greets guests at the entrance. But we particularly loved the back patio of the hotel, just before the pool area begins, which has an interesting topiary arrangement.

The Delano still commands a high rate, especially now as we move into "the season" ($600 and up) but service can be spotty and the white-on-white guest rooms are pretty small, according to recent TripAdvisor reviews. Then again, that sounds about right for a hotel in Miami Beach.

[Photos: HotelChatter]

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