Andre Balazs

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Tommy Hilfiger is Buying the Raleigh Hotel

    The Raleigh Hotel might be about to get a new owner and it's someone very familiar to your mid-90s wardrobe. Yes, Tommy Hilfiger is in final talks to purchase the historic South Beach Hotel and plans to turn it into a private member's only club and hotel.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Raleigh Hotel Sold for $55 Million, Huge Expansion Planned

    South Beach's famous Raleigh Hotel has been sold for $55 million, and the new owners are already quite familiar with the area's hospitality industry. They own some of the Raleigh's rivals. Sam Nazarian, who just opened the SLS Hotel on the same block, and David Edelstein, owner of the W South Beach, ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Score Sweet Miami-Themed Playlists From the Standard Hotel

    ​The Standard Miami's always had a little swag about it. Whenever we go there we know we'll be able to relax and let loose, and somehow just stepping through the doors of any of their four branches (Hollywood, Downtown LA, New York, or our very own Miami Beach spa) makes us feel slightly coole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Eismann Talks 'Bout The Pacific Time/Q/El Scorpion Deal

    Jonathan Eismann speaks out on the Miami restaurant exchange program.The first thing restaurant genius Jonathan Eismann wants you to know is that Pacific Time will remain open throughout the summer. Some folks thought otherwise because of the big news that dropped in recent days: Jeffrey Chodorow an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Andre Balazs Exits Miami with Sale of the Raleigh

    ​First the models began leaving South Beach, and now, almost predictably, so is painfully hip hotelier Andre Balazs. According to the Miami Herald, Balazs is set to sell the Raleigh, which the newspaper describes as "a favorite stop for celebrities and local hipsters." The sale will take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Fancy Vending Machine Board Shorts Include Hidden Scavenger Hunt

    ​Does that headline make any sense to you? We're feeling a touch of the surreal today, so we went with that over "Standard Hotels Teams with Quicksilver," which is indeed what this is all about. André Balazs' Standard boutique hotel chain teamed up with Quicksilver, titan of the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Reality-TV People Continue to Do Things in Miami

    Oh look, a hotelier is allegedly dating a Bravo reality star. No, we're not talking about Baron Hilton and PC Peterson. According to Life & Style, André Balazs and Kelly Bensimon were seen "getting close" during fashion week. Balazs owns The Standard and The Raleigh and for years dated act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Fashion Week Swim 2010: KRELwear Goes Neon, Chloe Gets Sexy at W, Gansevoort Disappoints

    Jipsy/NefariousGirl.comKRELwear show at Miami Splashion at LIV.Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim cannon balled into town last night, so expect another stream of parties, models, fashion and debauchery in the middle of our slowest season, during one of our country's greatest economic depressions. The f ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2007

    Toque on the Water

    Bayside Grill is a fine place to chill

  • Dining

    June 28, 2007

    'Cane Cuisine

    Fine foods for riding out the storm season

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2006
  • News

    October 20, 2005

    The Luxe Life

    As the Great Hotel War of 2006 looms, South Beach's Delano tries a new tack: Magic

  • Culture

    September 2, 2004

    Public Spaces, Private Lives

    Miami Beach's Art Deco hotel lobbies are really social laboratories

  • City Life

    May 13, 2004


    The Raleigh

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    How Sweet It Was

    Lido Spa's sale to a hip hotelier is not just the end of an era -- it's a death in the family

  • News

    February 17, 1993