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Art Deco Meets Bordello Chic in South Beach

South Beach has long been associated with extravagant glitz and glamour.  Daytime is beach time:  bikini-clad beauties sizzle in the sun and cool off in the clear surf.   Nighttime is party time:  fabulous folk stand in line at thumping clubs, blazing bars, and stylish restaurants.  Yet oddly contrasting with this culture of excess, is a hotel design trend promoting stark minimalism.  Challenging this theory of “less is more,” the Hotel Victor infuses modern comfort with opulent luxury.

The Hotel Victor brings Parisian charm to South Florida.   Built in 1937, this Art Deco classic is included in the National Register of Historic Places.  Reimagined by acclaimed French designer, Jacques Garcia, the Victor reopened in 2003, to claim its rightful place on the Ocean Drive strip.

The corner stone of the design —a 1,000 gallon, giant jelly fish tank—provides a living art installation while anchoring a style motif reflected in everything from lighting fixtures to the curved furnishings.  Luxurious patterns and warm colors invite guests to indulge in the comfort of glamour.  All 88 rooms boast ocean views, oversized soaking tubs, and rain showers. Guests can choose to stroll on the white sand beach or admire it while lounging by the infinity pool.

After a day of exhausting relaxation, a visit to Spa V will revitalize and prepare any visitor for the evening ahead.  As the sun sets, a rising appetite leads to either of two onsite restaurants:  Vue, casual fare served on a terrace; or Vix, complex, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine presented with luxurious simplicity.

The Hotel Victor is a rare gem in the sparkling South Beach scene.  South Florida is a melting pot of simmering cultures, so it is only fitting that this hotel celebrate the marriage of modern and classic. At a time when minimalism is the standard, the Hotel Victor succeeds in creating an ambiance that is lush, colorful and inviting.

Hotel Victor
1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL  33139
Phone:  (305)428-1234/ (800)233-1234

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