The Lorraine Hotel offers a fantastic location in the heart of South Beach's Art Deco District between Collins and Washington Avenue. Its priceless location is surrounded by activities, arts and entertainment. Enjoy being just steps away from the world-famous and pedestrian Lincoln Road mall, a variety of great gourmet restaurants or the best selection of fashion boutiques and Miami's growing art galleries.
If you prefer to unwind in nature, you are only 2 blocks away from the acclaimed and pristine sandy beaches and for many other entertainment options such as the renovated Miami Beach Convention Center, New World Symphony and trendy Ocean Drive. Other attractions, such as the Miami Beach Golf Club, Downtown Miami, Design District and Wynwood are just minutes away as well!
Lincoln Road Mall is a pedestrian-only promenade and the epicenter of what's happening in South Beach. Located between Alton Road and Washington Avenue, Lincoln Road offers unique shopping, sidewalk cafes, bars, galleries, and fine dining. Lincoln Road is also the best people-watching spot on South Beach. Visit www.lincolnroadmall.com for more information.
Miami Beach's Art Deco District is the first 20th-century neighborhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, with 800 structures of historical significance, most built between 1923 and 1943. The fanciful pastel buildings, with porthole windows, ship-like railings, sleek curves, glass blocks, shiny chrome, and gleaming terrazzo floors are prime eye candy.
Española Way was conceived by N.B.T Roney (of the Roney Plaza Hotel) in 1925 as "The Historic Village". Though it's located in the city's Art Deco District, the area was modeled after the Mediterranean villages of Spain and France and was originally built as a meeting place by Miami Beach's wealthiest citizens. In addition to being home to many of Miami's finest, in the late 1920's it also served as the gambling destination for some of the US most notorious bad men like Al Capone who played at the Clay Hotel.
Located in the heart of South Beach, the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) boasts over 1,000,000 square feet of flexible space, including; over 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, over 100,000 sq. ft. of versatile pre-function area space and 70 meeting rooms comprised of 127,000 sq. ft. The dynamic and international City of Miami Beach is a unique, sophisticated, urban paradise, offering world-class business amenities and cosmopolitan facilities in a laid-back tropical atmosphere. Visitors of the Miami Beach Convention Center reap the benefits when they choose to meet in this city, where combining business with pleasure is as effortless as convening a conference on a waterfront terrace. Visit www.miamibeachconvention.com for more information.
It is known for its Art Deco hotels. Ocean Drive is also the location of the famed Versace mansion, one of the most photographed houses in North America. The street is the center of the Miami Art Deco District, which is home to about 800 preserved buildings. Streamline Moderne evolved from the Art Deco style, and dominates the street.
Originally opened as the Bayshore Golf Course in 1923 as part of pioneering developer Carl Fisher's ambitious Alton Beach subdivision that was designed to lure wealthy winter residents from New York, Indianapolis and Detroit. By 1923, Fisher and his colleagues had opened three big golf courses. Tourists loved the new courses. Visit www.miamibeachgolfclub.com for more information.
In January 2000, Miami City Ballet moved into its new home, a custom-built facility, believed to be only the second ground-up construction in America for a professional ballet company. The three story, 63,000 square foot building houses the professional company, school, administrative and production offices, costume shop and storage. Visit www.miamicityballet.org for more information.