The Delano Hotel – Legacy within the ranks of Architectural Marvels
ARTICLE BY miami PUBLISHED Sep 18, 2012
Delano Hotel situated in 1685 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida, the Delano Hotel proudly stands as an upscale resort, complete with the service standards and amenities highlights sported by leaders in the hotel and accommodations industries.
Built in 1947, the Delano Hotel has been through a lot, not just in terms of the years it has managed to remain in operations, but in terms of the guests it has known to house. Renovated in 1994, the Delano Hotel’s classic look had been given a “face lift” by Philippe Starck, who had stayed true to the design directives initiated by the Delano’s original architect, Robert Swartburg.
Now featuring 194 guest rooms, the Delano Hotel plays a pivotal role as one of Miami’s most respected and most frequented resorts, managed and operated by the Morgans Hotel Group, which has done well in maintaining the Delano Hotel’s reputation for being a celebrity-magnet whenever celebrities are in town or in the mood to party.
Gilded by its whimsical art-deco interiors, the Delano Hotel also showcases a range of accommodation suites and lofts, featured highlights which have added more to its credited luxury resort standing.
Its lobby continues to be a late night mingler’s mecca, with the Delano Hotel’s ascribed in-lobby features, entertainment highlights and more. Also dubbed as the first “Indoor/Outdoor” lobby, the Delano Hotel’s lobby is an architectural marvel which seamlessly integrates the transition between indoor to outdoor environments.
Considered to be one of the tallest structures in the immediate area, the Delano Hotel’s four-winged tower is a stand out sight as a South Beach landmark, with the resort’s location right on the beach. In the Delano Hotel, guests can readily be awed by breathtaking views, as well as be a stone throw’s distance away from all the adventures and excitement to-be found in the South Beach area.
With the designer’s eye of Philippe Starck, the Delano Hotel features nine unique public spaces, with the hotel’s overall furnishings and fixtures selected by Starck. Apart from the hotel’s unique and distinct collection of quality furniture items, the Delano Hotel also showcases masterworks made by some of the world’s most respected and celebrated artists, including visual masterpieces by Mark Newson, Antonio Gaudi, Charles and Ray Eames, Man Ray and surrealist Salvador Dali.
With luxurious pools and a unique combination between outdoor and indoor aesthetic design components, the Delano Hotel matches its featured visual highlights with its take on world class service, to the tune of what world class service ideally should be.