The Raleigh Hotel on South Beach is chic, timeless and everything you are looking for in an ocean-front escape. The hotel looks smart and sexy from the street, but really reveals it’s curves once you step through the lobby and out to the pool deck. Originally designed for big screen siren Esther Williams, surrounded by tropical palms, lined with sun lounges and sporting all it’s original outsized glamour, the sinuous black coping so moved Chanel Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld, he staged his Resort Collections around the Raleigh pool instead of Paris.
Beyond the pool but not quite at the beach, the Oasis is a tropical seaside gathering spot furnished to suit a quiet cuddle or a lavish outdoor party for all of your friends. Featuring a shaded deck with private cabanas, a battalion of padded loungers and plenty of black and white fringed umbrellas, the Oasis is hip and secluded enough for an extended SoBe rendezvous. Back from the beach, the 111 rooms at the Raleigh sport vintage furniture, terrazzo flooring and modern updates like in-room stereos and DVD players, 24-hour room service and free WiFi. Choose king, queen or two double-bedded rooms overlooking the city lights or that famous pool and upgrade to options with a terrace, ocean front sun deck, or any of the swank apartment style suites.
Ranging up to 1,000 square feet and featuring city and pool views, the signature suites at the Raleigh are world class. Embracing the retro vibe with modern updates like marble bathrooms with dual shower heads, oversized tubs and Jacuzzis, one Terrace suite has an outdoor shower on a private, 7th floor sun deck. Living and bedrooms allow plenty of space to stretch out after a long flight and a quiet spot to regroup over coffee after a night on the town. Topping it all off, the Penthouse suite is the essence of Miami Beach luxury with 6,000 square feet of retro glam including 3 bedrooms each with a private ocean front terrace and outdoor shower. Offering 360 degree panoramic views of South Beach, the Raleigh Penthouse is truly the stuff of dreams.
Popular with locals and visitors, the restaurants and bars at the Raleigh are exceptionally charming with romantic touches like a dedicated Martini Bar and a fabulously swank poolside grill. Drinks in the lobby lounge or out by the waterfall at the pool are classic photo opportunities you’ll want to share with friends when you get back home. The Raleigh Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and features a Sunday champagne brunch that’s one of the best in town. South Beach may feature slick and trendy resorts that aspire to provide a nearly Vegas style vacation, but guests at the Raleigh appreciate the elegance of the Art Deco era and the updated glamor of a truly landmark property.
1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139