- Beach life, cool architecture and the world’s most relaxed art fair: there’s no more easy-going place than Miami. MARK C.O’FLAHERTY checks in to the city’s hotels to soak up this month’s Art Basel – and the sun
This sleek piece of ’30s South Beach (SoBe) Deco wonderment has just had an $8m make-under. The curves of the façade still glow a flamingo pink after dark, but out goes louche lounge styling and in comes an understated, beach-house feel. The courtyard pool and Passage Bar are still some of the town’s most sought-after hot spots.
Insider tip: The hotel owners have bought the old Versace mansion next door and have plans to use it as an Art Basel exhibition space.
From $314 per night; hotelvictorsouthbeach.com
’30s style at Hotel Victor’s lobby (top left) and blissful bedroom views
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