By Norah Bradford
Blending classic sophistication with contemporary style, the Riviera South Beach Luxe Hotel Suites offers one-bedroom apartment-like arrangements at reasonable hotel room prices. Originally a mod 1940s building, the boutique hotel is located just steps away from Collins Avenue. Guests can indulge in the luxurious amenities South Beach has to offer including boutiques, restaurants and high-energy nightlife.
The suites at Riviera South Beach truly make guests feel as if they are home with gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, separate living and dining areas and hardwood floors throughout. The 52 suites pay respect to the influences of Dorothy Draper, a 20th century decorator well-known for her lavish aesthetic and over the top flourishes. Gold tones and royal blue accents adorn the suite accompanied by floor-to-ceiling silk drapes and chiffon fabrics.
Riviera South Beach ensures the most comfortable stay with custom pillow top beds made from 100% organic cotton and ivory tufted leather furniture. The technology at Riviera South Beach matches the comfort with two plasma screen televisions and wireless internet in each room. Although the hotel makes guests feel at home, it provides amenities one could hope for everyday. Personal chefs and grocery delivery service are both available meet the most exacting gastronomic needs to guests. Complimentary continental breakfast is provided to guests poolside daily as well as complimentary cocktails served at the Catalina Beach Club nightly from 7-8 p.m.
The pool is located in an exclusive courtyard surrounded by cushioned beach chairs and private cabanas. White sand beaches are just steps away and Riviera South Beach provides complimentary beach access and chairs.
Riviera South Beach second addition is an art deco building on the beach. Housing studio apartments, the sister hotel does not lack the luxury the original provides. Studio apartments have the latest Tempur-Pedic®mattresses donned with white linens and bright orange accents. The space is technologically-savvy with up-to-date entertainment systems complete with a wall-mounted plasma television.
The staff at the Riviera South Beach is devoted to providing visitors with a home away from home while also experiencing all Miami Beach has to offer. From the beginning of your stay, complimentary transit from Miami International Airport is available directly to Riviera South Beach. During the stay, the concierge can arrange ways for guests to get around including scooters, bicycle rentals and Roam Rides. Roam Rides is a new type of tour designed for each guest to feel like they are spending time with a friend who knows the sights rather than an ordinary sightseeing trip. Explore different neighborhoods like a commune in Little Haiti or world class street art on old warehouses to get a taste of the authentic South Beach.
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