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.
Anna Burgese, a New Jersey woman on vacation, claims she was just chilling in the lobby of the W South Beach when a gang of drunken prostitutes mistook her for a competitor and violently attacked her to defend their turf. Now Burgese and her husband Joseph are suing the W, claiming that the hotel ... More >>
Hotelier Vikram Chatwal was arrested and charged with eight counts of possession of various substances, including cocaine and marijuana, earlier this week at a checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Chatwal was flagged by behavior detection officers and was searched on April ... More >>
In Miami, restaurants come and go quicker than the hopes of Marlins fans. Recently, the Mondrian Hotel's Asia de Cuba shut its doors after buying out of a partnership with Morgans Hotel Group. The London and Los Angeles branches of the swanky Latin/Asian chain remain open, but Miami's outpost is no ... More >>
You know who really likes billionaire Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' idea to put taxpayers on the hook for half of the $400 million in renovations to Sun Life Stadium? Other rich people!In fact, the Dolphins blasted out a press releases today touting the support of the Trump Brand. Because if there's ... More >>
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 >>
Back in June, Short Order told you about the new progressive B Hotel brand's plans to open two new hotels in Miami in 2013. The first will carry the b2 moniker, offering what B Hotel calls "value full-service" access to amenities, but at a more affordable price. In an attempt to draw from the commun ... More >>
One day, all the big cities and luxury destinations of the world will have all the same hotels, outposts of the same five-star restaurants, and versions of the same clubs and boutiques. In fact, they practically do now. It's like a McDonald's and Starbucks for the high-end jet set.The Delano, now ma ... More >>
Recently, Morgans Hotel Group finished a $10.8 million renovation of South Beach's Delano hotel and announced that it would be expanding the brand by opening a sister hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco. So reports that the company is putting the original Delano on the market are somewhat surprising.
Big drama at two of Miami's best known hotels this weekend, as two iconic resorts had some dramatic shake-ups on the business side. The owners of the Eden Roc, a Miami Beach classic, are taking their management company to court. Meanwhile, the owners of the Setai, a member of the new guard of Miami ... More >>
The Raleigh Hotel already has an air of unfussy chic that's unique in South Beach, but in this town everyone needs an occasional nip and tuck to stay looking good. Signaling yet another financial move to indicate tourism is back in business after a recession-blamed bump, the hotel has secured a $ ... More >>
Courtesy DoubleTree by HiltonMove over Ben & Jerry's: there's a new dessert truck tour in town (if only for a day).The Hilton's DoubleTree Hotel is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its signature chocolate chip cookie by going on the road with the DoubleTree by Hilton Cookie CAREavan. ... More >>
We know Paris Hilton doesn't have anything to do with the management of the hotel company that bears her family name, but sometimes you have to wonder. In the midst of the latest, greatest depression and economic free fall you might expect any new hotel plans to include cots, a soup kitchen, and gro ... More >>