Saturday, March 2, 2013

Grown-Up South Beach Hotels

New Grown-Up South Beach Hotels - Carry On | Travel + Leisure: " . . . the James Royal Palm (pictured; 1545 Collins Ave.; $$), which opened in November, it means a focus on the local and sustainable. Snapper at the restaurant, staff uniforms, even the plantain chips in the mini-bars are South Florida–sourced. Here, the wood is reclaimed and the beach huts solar-powered. . . . . the 393 rooms are large and bright, and nearly half are suites—a boon to families, who will also appreciate the kids’ club. A few blocks up, the Philippe Starck–designed SLS South Beach (1701 Collins Ave.; $$), is the new Miami sibling of the Beverly Hills original. (The company is also taking over the Raleigh.) The 140-room SLS is very much about drinking and spending and having boisterous dinners, but it isn’t juvenile. . . . "

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