A 1940s Art Deco gem, The Raleigh is famed for having what many regard as the most beautiful pool in America. A boutique hotel (approx. 100 rooms) with a clubby, “old Miami” vibe, The Raleigh’s vintage charm was not compromised by a recent upgrade that gave rooms a facelift and restored the iconic pool and elegant lobby to their former glory. With a superb restaurant helmed by James Beard-winning chef Michael Schwartz, private access to South Beach and that gorgeous pool, the Raleigh has the dignified character of a Miami grand dame, without the fuss or pretension. Particularly lovely is the perfectly preserved Martini Bar – an intimate retro nightspot and portal to slower, more elegant times.
SoBe for short, South Beach brings Latino sass and sensuality to the puritan shores of the United States. Lined with iconic Art Deco hotels and some of the best restaurants in America, South Beach can be glam or rowdy but it’s never boring.