The Best Room to Book at The Hotel Victor in South Beach
GUESS THE HOTEL REVEALED!
Yes, once upon a time the Hotel Victor hosted a party with P. Diddy and penguins, in the middle of South Beach no less, but today the hotel has a decidedly upscale beach house vibe, rather than over-the-top party spot, all thanks to the new interiors from Yabu Pushelberg.
We got to peek at the $8 million worth of renovations in person the other week and right away we were impressed with the bright and airy lobby area which features communal tables topped with shiny new iMacs and plenty of other comfy lounge seating. (This is a vast improvement from the old days, aka 2006 when a bouncer stood watch at the door and the lobby had weird, dark and stormy vibe, complete with jelly fish sconces.)
At the front of the hotel, near the old entrance, (the new entrance is just off to the side of the existing one and leads guests right to the elevators) is a small but mighty bar that during the day, folds up and looks almost look like an ordinary cabinet. But at night, and during other lobby events, the cabinet unfolds to reveal a beautiful mirrored bar.
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Upstairs, the guest rooms continue designer firm Pushelberg's neutral tones blended with natural materials and textures. While the 91 rooms are still small (the hotel is a historic hotel built in 1937 and a stop on the city's Art Deco tour), the best room to book without splurging on a suite, would be the ocean-facing King Deluxe rooms. At 400-sq.ft., the rooms include a California king bed topped with SFERRA linens, a 46" LCD flat-screen TV, a small work space, a marble soaking tub, walk-in shower with rain shower head, toiletries from Gilchrist & Soames and minibar snacks from Dean and Deluca. We found rates for this room for $349 a night this weekend.
Other amenities that round out the newly reborn Hotel Victor include the Bice Ristorante, the Vue terrace which overlooks Ocean Drive and is adjacent to the pool and the Spa V.
As for rumors that the Victor would merge with the neighboring Versace Mansion, a hotel rep tells us that the Victor would more likely assist the Versace Mansion with overflow but nothing has been determined yet. We will of course, keep you updated on what does happen.