Last week I was in Miami for work and blogged about my trip here. Well, I’m back in Miami again…this time to attend a weekend long bachelorette party celebration for a good friend of mine. I travel quite often and love to keep up with the latest hotels in some of my favorite destinations so today I am highlighting a gorgeous hotel that is right here in South Beach.
With the fairly recent redevelopment of the Miami Design District as well as the growing popularity of Art Basel as one of America’s premiere contemporary art exhibitions, Miami has slowly been establishing itself as a design mecca over the past several years. And South Beach is home to a number of iconic hotels with beautifully designed interiors including The Tides South Beach, a hotel whose redesign was just completed this January. The interiors of The Tides were done by none other than our favorite design darling Kelly Wearstler.
Wearstler designed every single element of the hotel. The overall look is infused with her signature modern Hollywood glamour style but the interiors also have a bit of an Art Deco feel as Wearstler thoughtfully approached her design with the landmark building’s 1930′s Art Deco architecture in mind. Above is the hotel’s dramatic lobby which features opulent details such as a 1920s gold leaf wall hanging and beautifully tufted chesterfield style leather sofas.
The all-suite hotel features 45 guest rooms, all with ocean views. The rooms are very glamorous and modern and each suite features one of a kind vintage elements as well as artwork and custom furniture hand picked by Wearstler to give each space its own unique feel. The room above is absolutely stunning.
Because the hotel is situated on the beach, Wearstler kept the spaces light and airy to reflect the sunlight and to give off a casually chic, beachy vibe. The colors used in the spaces reflect the natural hues of the hotel’s ocean front location. The color of the floors remind me of sand, the bright orange upholstered headboard in the bedroom photo is reminiscent of a starfish and the sofa above is upholstered in a warm coral colored fabric. Elements such the vintage seashell lamp and the driftwood coffee tables above add to the beach chic feel.
In this photo you can see the incredible ocean view from the room’s window. Everything about this room is perfect. It exudes glamour and sophistication but also projects a casual elegance that seems so inviting. The Tides South Beach is certainly a sophisticated hotel designed with the luxury traveler in mind…And with luxury prices to boot! Doubles start at $700. Exclusive ownership opportunities are also available and prices range from $800,000 to $1,400,000. For more information on the tides visit tidessouthbeach.com.
Since we’re on the subject of Kelly Wearstler’s hotel interiors, I was recently tipped off that she will be bringing her signature style to the British West Indies in the Carribean with her latest project, the Viceroy Anguilla Resort & Residences. Wearstler is designing the entire property which is being developed by her husband’s Kor Hotel Group. A rendering of a guest suite is seen below.
The resort, currently under construction, is located on 35 lush acres of land with 3,200 feet of gorgeous beach front real estate along Barnes and Meade Bays in Anguilla. Once completed, the resort will feature 140 villas and town homes, all situated beachfront or blufftop. Forty five of these units will be available for ownership.
Above is another rendering of one of the resort’s villas and you can see that the architecture is very clean and modern. The resort recently unveiled a model villa and like The Tides, The Viceroy Anguilla’s interiors reflect the naturally beautiful aesthetics of its beachfront location. The interiors, which reflect the modern architecture of the villas and townhomes, are filled with many organic materials and textures. In a Kor Hotel group press release, Wearstler says, “Overall, I was inspired by the tranquil beach setting. In designing the property, we used textiles and techniques from all over the world, including hand-carved wood pieces from Asia, hammered metalwork from India and beaded artwork from Africa which offer a visual contrast with the modern architecture.”
The five star Viceroy Anguilla Resort & Residences is scheduled to open this winter. Wearstler’s hotel projects are always so captivating and inspiring so I can’t wait to see the finished product! For more information on the resort, visit viceroyanguilla.com.