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The newly restored Tides South Beach

The Tides South BeachThe recently re-launched Tides South Beach hotel now offers a sophisticated new look that is certain to redefine luxury travellers’ expectations of South Beach. Restored to an unprecedented level of glamour by acclaimed interior designer Kelly Wearstler, the 1936 historic icon reclaims its legacy as the “Diva of Ocean Drive” with a comprehensive redesign that encompasses all 45 ocean-view guest suites and grand public spaces. Suites have been appointed with custom-designed and vintage treasures. Signature penthouses will enhance this theme with one-of-a-kind elements and original artwork. The Tides’ legendary lobby embodies a new grandeur, with atypical vintage furnishings from across Europe, a new central lounge area and the cozy Martini Bar. At the new La Marea restaurant, Executive Chef Pietro Rota (formerly of Il Sole in West Hollywood) presents a menu of Italian-Mediterranean seafood amidst richly textured interiors featuring vintage brass palm tree sculptures. The elegant front terrace offers all-new custom furnishings, including Wearstler’s signature “Hall Porter Chairs.” In January 2008, the eye-catching Coral Lobby Bar will debut along with the Pool Terrace, a lush enclosure dotted with Wearstler’s sexy cabanas. The hotel is the flagship property for Kor Hotel Group‘s international Tides brand.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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