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Dance to the Beat of South Beach's Buzzy New Hotel

by California Chaney
Dalia Dalia Restaurant at Celino South Beach. All photos courtesy of Celino South Beach.

Celino South Beach
South Beach, Florida
Classy, $$$ (from $259)

Miami, say hello to Celino South Beach, the sparkly new boutique bringing 1940s glamour to Ocean Drive. The property, formerly the Park Central Hotel, was once a hangout for stars like Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart, as well as was the birthplace of the conga line dance, which was invented during a New Years Eve party in 1940. Today, the celebration continues after a $110 million makeover that transformed the hotel into a full-service luxury oasis with tropical modern decor, a glass-bottomed rooftop pool, and two restaurants slated to open at the end of December — the makings of a South Beach classic.

King Suite.
Oceanfront king suite.
Oasis suite.
Oasis suite.
Junior Suite.
Junior suite.
Exclusive rooftop pool with stellar views.
Rooftop pool with stellar views.

At a Glance

The Vibe: 1940s ultra-glam oceanfront hideaway.

Standout Detail: Rooms come with conga-line kits, which include how-to guides, drums, and cigars. Get your dancing shoes ready.

This Place Is Perfect For: Lovers of Miami Art Deco glam, stylish couples who love a scene, and high rollers looking for a new Ocean Drive address to check into.

Rooms: 132 bright, Art Deco-inspired rooms with whitewashed hardwood floors and colorful pastel accents set the Miami mood. Oceanfront suites have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, as well as reserved access to the rooftop pool. Amenities include Illy coffee makers and rainfall showers. In-room spa services available upon request.

On Site: A 40-foot pool tucked into the dreamy garden courtyard with sun beds and full service for food and beat-the-heat cocktails. A guests-only rooftop sundeck with a glass-bottomed peekaboo pool overlooks an atrium adorned with a mural by French street artist and Miami favorite Mr. Brainwash. Custom Republic bike rentals for exploring Ocean Drive and the boardwalk.

Food + Drink: The Bar at Dalia, an ultra-chic, indoor-outdoor horseshoe cocktail bar (an interpretation on Cuban modernism), opens out onto the hotel's lush garden courtyard with bright pops of color and twinkly tree lights. The Miami-inspired cocktails sound dreamy. Two new hotel restaurants are slated to open this spring: Pubblica, which will highlight authentic Italian cuisine and fresh pastas made with local ingredients, and Dalia, which will do a city-meets-ocean take on modern Mediterranean cuisine.

Outdoor garden bar.
Outdoors at Bar at Dalia.
Courtyard pool.
Courtyard pool.
Dalia bar.
The Bar at Dalia.

Book It

Rates change seasonally and start at $259 per night. Click here for reservations, or contact the Fathom Travel Concierge and we can plan your trip for you.

What to Do Nearby

For Art-Deco-style shopping to match your stay, head to The Webster, an incredible edit of designer clothing and accessories set in a classic Art Deco building. It's a dream closet. See exclusive brand collaborations with the likes of Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler and buy their signature orange blossom-scented candle. Whatever is on display at The Bass Museum is inevitably worth seeing. Cap off your day at the sky-high restaurant Watr with Peruvian-inspired Japanese cuisine located within the rustic, beachy 1 Hotel South Beach.

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