Possibly the loveliest hotel on South Beach, the King & Grove Tides is a thing of beauty inside and out. A masterpiece of art deco by L Murray Dixon, it boasts porthole windows, abundant stainless steel and ocean liner curves. The interior was beautified by designer du jour Kelly Wearstler, who swapped the old minimalist decor for sensuousness and beachy romance. The stark whites have been replaced by coral, peach and creamy beige; the clean lines have been softened by lovely textures: shag rugs, woven rope chairs, hemp wallpaper and petrified woods. Trumpet shell lamps and vintage brass palm trees add to the ocean theme. La Marea, the Italian seafood restaurant, is adorned with faux tortoiseshells; sip martinis in the outdoor lounge and watch the world go by.
|Venue name:||The Tides South Beach|
1220 Ocean Drive
|Cross street:||at 12th Street|
|Transport:||Bus C, H, K, W, South Beach Local|
|Price:||Rates $450–$695 double|
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