Hotel of South Beach, Miami

Hotel of South Beach, Miami

This beautifully restored hotel is another design by Lawrence Murray Dixon. The Hotel of South Beach was previously called The Tiffany, and it changed to its current name after fashion designer Todd Oldham bought the building in the late 1990s.

When the building was erected in 1939, neon light was still a novelty. The hotel's original, Tiffany, was spelled vertically in eye-catching neon on the building’s iconic aluminum spire. The use of neon and the spire’s rocket-like shape create a futuristic look influenced by the science fiction themes then pervasive in popular culture. Although the hotel has been renamed, the new owner elected to keep the Tiffany sign, and it is still in use to this day.

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Hotel of South Beach on Map

Sight Name: Hotel of South Beach
Sight Location: Miami, USA (See walking tours in Miami)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Miami South Beach Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles

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