By Norah Bradford
Sophisticated and chic, classic yet contemporary, the Riviera South Beach offers stylish apartment-like accommodations which will be your base when exploring Miami. Walk into your suite and you will find a gourmet kitchen and separate living and dining areas. Hollywood Regency touches meet bold, modern décor for a look and ambiance that is all the Riviera’s own. Sleek espresso hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling silk draperies, rain shower heads, one hundred percent organic cotton pillow-top beds are sure to delight. Personal grocery delivery service and personal chef and catering service are available as well. Step outside the hotel doors and you will find an intimate courtyard pool oasis, surrounded by private cabanas, cushiony beach chairs, and potted plants and palms that lend the space an exotic air. Expert concierge service is on hand to provide an insider’s knowledge of the city’s attractions and nightlife.
The Riviera South Beach is also known for offering unique and impeccably stylish accommodations at reasonable prices. A boutique hideaway for jetsetters and trendsetters alike, it is located only steps away from the famous Collins avenue, the beach, the convention center, trendy high-end boutiques, sophisticated restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Just one block away from the convention center that hosts the annual contemporary art exhibition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Riviera South Beach has long been a cult favorite of art world cognoscenti. In December 2013 Ally Hilfiger debuted her new art collection to an excited audience.
The perfect venue for everything from Bachelorette parties to business gatherings, the Riviera South Beach offers a range of unique amenities. A courtyard pool with cabanas provides a chic, fun place to relax Miami-style, and all guests are invited to attend a nightly complimentary cocktail hour at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. The Riviera South Beach’s outdoor grill & bar is a fantastic place for light food and cocktails. Beach chairs at the beach club located opposite the Catalina Hotel are complimentaryto Riviera guests. As a Suite guest at the hotel, you can also enjoy a daily complimentary continental breakfast poolside. Other amenities include WiFi access and round-trip airport shuttle service to and from Miami International Airport.
Craving a unique bite to eat or signature cocktail? Step into Moreno’s Cuba, the Riviera South Beach’s resident restaurant and café. Latin Grammy Award winner Jorge Moreno and South Beach hotelier Nathan Lieberman have collaborated to open this gem, and the results are both delectable and chic. Dine in the courtyard to soak up old school Cuban café ambiance, or check out the stunning rooftop pool and deck. Moreno’s Cuba opens its doors nightly for dinner under the stars, and also hosts nightly live entertainment including everything from jazz to classical to Latin music. There’s even an occasional live performance by Jorge Moreno himself!
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