The glamor girl of the South Beach Group stable, the Whitelaw is the epitome of cheap chic. The gaudy lobby bar sets the playful tone: a black Venetian chandelier, hot pink drapes, shag rug and glitzy Versailles-style furniture. The paisley ceiling ups the decorative volume further. It’s a riotous setting for the raucous happy hour, when the party crowd quaffs complimentary cocktails. The bedrooms are similarly loud: expect chandeliers and fuchsia walls, along with ostentatious white leather headboards and big flatscreen TVs; stark white sheets inject a touch of minimalism. Service is iffy, but staff are friendly and plugged into the scene (guests get free access to certain clubs). There are also free transfers to the airport.
|Venue name:||Whitelaw Hotel|
808 Collins Avenue
|Cross street:||at 8th Street|
|Transport:||Bus C, H, K, W, South Beach Local|
|Price:||Rates $80-$325 double.|
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