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The Tides South Beach

A streamlined mix of sophisticated glamour, classic Miami history and modern amenities and services.

A destination of choice for titans of industry and champions of leisure alike, The Tides South Beach captures the quintessential style, high wattage glamour and relaxed attitude that epitomize the South Beach lifestyle. Built in the Art Deco style by master architect Lawrence Murray Dixon, The Tides’ striking facade debuted in 1936 along South Beach’s hippest strip known as Ocean Drive.

In its original incarnation the hotel offered 115 spectacular rooms and boasted a devoted clientele of celebrities and international travellers. The Tides’ ten-story facade is finished with ollipic limestone and white chunks of coral excavated from the ocean floor when Miami Beach was created in 1915 by Carl Fisher and John Collins.

The dramatic re-design is by tastemaker Kelly Wearstler.  Building on The Tides’ Art Deco bone structure, Wearstler is re-dressing its interiors in a rich strata of museum-quality artifacts. Her vision introduces an updated contemporary energy to the property, carefully respecting the edifice’s historicity and the easy nonchalance of its beachfront spirit. Organic textures and sunset colours bring a sensuality to her erudite