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June 2019: Art Deco Miami doesn’t change much—and we like it that way. Every now and then, however, some of our favorite historic properties undergo minor updates that reveal them to be even more impressive. Such is the case with the dazzling Cardozo Hotel, now called the Cardozo South Beach and our only addition to the list.
Art Deco Miami is an architectural wonder. The city has the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world, and their preservation has saved the South Beach skyline from becoming a canyon of condos. Amazingly, these buildings were almost destroyed by developers in the early 1970s. Their survival is due to a handful of activists who, in 1976, founded the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL). With their help, a number of the best Miami hotels, and even some South Beach clubs, have maintained their beautiful façades and historical designation. Looking to explore Art Deco? Miami, look no further than these vibrant structures.
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