Raleigh Hotel Miami
The Raleigh Hotel Miami is the pearl of Miami Beach with its suites with a beach-inspired look, access to a private beach, and a historic pool fringed by palm trees. When this Art Deco hotel opened in 1940, it changed the standing of South Beach forever. The southern stretch of coast in the historic Art Deco quarter is known the world over for its early twentieth century architecture and its retro charm. Collins Avenue, where the Raleigh is situated, is a real hot spot and home to numerous shops and nightclubs.
Wynwood is one of the most fashionable quarters in Miami and celebrated for its colourful murals, the Wynwood Walls. The largest open-air street museum in the world exhibits over one hundred murals and spray-painted artworks by internationally renowned street artists. The former warehouses surrounding the colourful walls have been turned into craft beer breweries, galleries, boutiques, and hip bars. The art of Wynwood has thus managed to save this historic city quarter from decline and has made it a mecca for artists and other creative people.
Hardly any other place has served as a film location as often as Miami’s Ocean Drive. This famous and notorious street in South Beach pulses with life day and night. The mixture of 800 restored Art Nouveau houses in pastel hues, the boutique hotels and the bars along a golden sandy beach – abundantly bordered with palm trees – imparts a unique flair. The stretch between 5th and 14th Street is particularly well-known. Here, among other sights, is the Lummus Park, full of palm trees, which terminates in Miami Beach.