Celebrity sightings at the chicest hotel on South Beach are rather commonplace, so if you decide to spend your holiday before of after your cruise at the Delano, try not to stare if one of your favorite movie stars is tanning poolside. The Delano is the breathtaking result of internationally renowned designer Philippe Starck’s whimsical sensibility. From the triple-height white sheer curtains shielding the portico to the quirky collection of furniture and objects in the indoor/outdoor lobby, everything about the Delano is dressed to impress. Guests need only find a spot in the lounge or by the elaborately landscaped pool to feel transported into the pages of Alice in Wonderland.
Rooms, suites and poolside bungalows at the Delano are entirely furnished in modern white so that guests provide the only color in the room. With dazzling views of the city and the sea, accommodations feature rainfall showers, luxe bedding, flat screen HDTVs, wireless internet access and 24-hour in room dining service. Alcove rooms include a little extra seating area to stretch out and relax. Specialty suites like the Loft, One Bedroom, and Terrace suites include separate living or dining areas, an outdoor furnished garden space and luxurious marble soaking tubs. The Delano Penthouse offers over 1,600 square feet of chic residential retreat with custom Starck-designed furniture, a walk-in wet bar, sheer white curtained living and dining rooms, two bedrooms and a private sun terrace with spectacular rooftop ocean views.
The Delano Pool and Orchard is a marvel of modern design. The garden space incorporates Stark-inspired vignettes including an outdoor day bed, a dining platform and a life-sized chessboard. Fantasy meets reality in this terraced garden that gives way to the outsized “Water Salon,” a swimming pool with soothing underwater music and two separate areas for floating and meditating. Definitely an adult atmosphere, the capable pool attendants can cater to your every need or organize a private dinner party in the shaded cabana area.
Poolside bungalows are some of the most sought-after real estate in South Beach. Separated from the main hotel building, shielded by sheer gauzy curtains and furnished like a posh garden duplex, these private apartment spaces offer an exclusive oasis just steps from the sparkling pool. With a living and dining space on the ground floor and a second story bedroom hideaway, bungalows are perfect for a weekend rendezvous or a dazzling honeymoon adventure.
The Delano offers relaxation and entertainment from the rooftop spa to the ground level Florida Room Lounge. Agua Spa offers a serenely beautiful escape far above the hotel where guests can enjoy massages, aromatherapy soaking tubs, pampering beauty treatments and 360 degree views from the enclosed sundeck. In the vast lobby lounge space, guests can experience fresh sushi at the Blue Sea Bar, fine dining at Claude Troisgros’ luxurious Blue Door Restaurant and outdoor terrace, and late night French brasserie service at Plat Bleu. The elegantly appointed Rose Bar is a glamorous refuge for a quiet conversation and the swank Florida Room Lounge in the lower lobby offers a taste of sexy South Beach nightlife with an international flair.
To experience South Beach’s most urbane resort and see what it’s like to “Party Like a Rock Star,” simply check in to the cool reaches of the Delano Hotel. Just six and a half miles from the Port but a million miles away from real life, the Delano will fulfill your every fantasy.
1685 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL