Originally built in 1939 as the Ritz Plaza Hotel, designer/architect Philippe Starck took the SLS South Beach through a massive re-design beginning in 2004, fusing a variety of styles throughout the building. Art Deco meets contemporary flair; Latin inspiration meets Asian influence; Old World Paris meets American summer camp. It all works.
While the décor throughout the rooms and suites is always inspiring — white upon white, and French-inspired — the finishing touches make each space unique and just a little bit cheeky. Mirrors on the ceiling, anyone? Oh, and Lenny Kravitz, a partner in the hotel, designed the Presidential Penthouse and the villa.
At The Bazaar by José Andrés, South Beach fare meets Spanish influence, but with an ability to cross the pond in any direction for inspiration. Set it all in an incredible indoor-outdoor setting that’s pure South Beach, and you’ve got the perfect playground for Chef Andrés (another partner in the project). His team also does the food at SLS South Beach’s Hyde Beach pool/nightclub to go with incredible signature cocktails and locally inspired flavors.
Looking for more of an Asian flair? Check out Katsuya by Starck, where Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi brings his take on sushi and robata dishes modified for American tastes and with local ingredients. You’ve never tried anything like it.
And while the 700-pound silver ducky in the middle of one of SLS South Beach’s two pools really gets people talking, what keeps them talking is the service and attention to detail. Each of the hotel’s staff is more than willing to go out of his/her way to make your stay as pleasant and effortless as possible. From room requests to help picking a bottle of wine at dinner to the overall demeanor of management and lobby staff, everyone goes well beyond the call of duty to ensure you’re happy.
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