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SLS Hotel South Beach Opening Party: Mojito Push Pops, Iberico Ham, and Gin and Tonic Oysters

Monkeys scale the walls of the SLS.
Monkeys scale the walls of the SLS.
All photos by Laine Doss

We saw some amazing things at last night's grand opening party at SLS Hotel South Beach. The hotel, which opened this past June, threw a bash hosted by its artistic dream team. Philippe Starck (who designed the rooms and common areas), Lenny Kravitz (rock star turned designer), and Jose Andres (executive chef of The Bazaar) were all on hand to mingle with guests.

The fantasy gala featured bartenders in Mexican wrestling masks, frolicking wood nymphs, geishas, and virtual monkeys scaling the property walls. Guests went with it, clearly enjoying the free-flowing champagne, Iberico ham, an ocean's worth of sushi, and other upscale treats before being serenaded by Rumer Willis and the band Capital Cities.

SLS Hotel South Beach Opening Party: Mojito Push Pops, Iberico Ham, and Gin and Tonic Oysters

Iberico ham served off the leg.

SLS Hotel South Beach Opening Party: Mojito Push Pops, Iberico Ham, and Gin and Tonic Oysters

Mojito push pops? Childhood favorite turned into new adult craving.

SLS Hotel South Beach Opening Party: Mojito Push Pops, Iberico Ham, and Gin and Tonic Oysters

Geishas were living centerpieces at Katsuya.

SLS Hotel South Beach Opening Party: Mojito Push Pops, Iberico Ham, and Gin and Tonic Oysters

Yes, you did see monkeys crawling on the side of the hotel.

SLS Hotel South Beach Opening Party: Mojito Push Pops, Iberico Ham, and Gin and Tonic Oysters

Watermelon and tomato skewers.

SLS Hotel South Beach Opening Party: Mojito Push Pops, Iberico Ham, and Gin and Tonic Oysters

The only thing better than fresh oysters on the half-shell are fresh oysters on the half shell -- with gin and tonic foam.

SLS Hotel South Beach Opening Party: Mojito Push Pops, Iberico Ham, and Gin and Tonic Oysters

Jose Andres welcomes guests to the soiree.

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SLS Hotel South Beach

1701 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-674-1701

www.slshotels.comsouthbeach


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