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Miami - South Beach: Hotel Victor

Hotel Victor, at 1144 Ocean Drive, was designed by L/ Murray Dixon and first opened its doors in 1937. After closing in the mid 1960s, the Victor underwent a $48 million re-imagining by internationally renowned decorator Jacques Garcia—his first hotel in the Americas—and was reopened in 2003. The sexy 91-room boutique hotel stands apart from the cookie cutter minimalist South Beach hotels with its bold colors and rich fabrics. The decadent lobby features a Moulin Rouge color palette with backlit painted glass, gauzy curtains, and ying-yang-shaped velvet footstools. Vix, the Hotel Victor’s upscale bistro, and its Turkish Spa, with its large, unisex steam room, Turkish hammam, and heated marble slabs, are hot spots for fabulati.

The Miami Beach Architectural District, also known as Old Miami Beach Historic District, or the more common, Miami Beach Art Deco District, is roughly bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Alton Road and Collins Canal/Dade Boulevard and 5th Street. With 960 vibrantly colored historic buildings, it contains the largest concentration of 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in the United States.

Miami Beach Architectural District #79000667 (1979)

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