Delano South Beach

Delano South Beach
Delano Hotel.svg
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General information
Statusunder renovations
LocationMiami Beach, Florida, United States
Address1685 Collins Avenue
Coordinates25°47′32″N 80°07′46″W / 25.7921°N 80.1294°W / 25.7921; -80.1294Coordinates: 25°47′32″N 80°07′46″W / 25.7921°N 80.1294°W / 25.7921; -80.1294
Opening1947; 76 years ago (1947)
ClosedMarch 2020
ManagementMorgans Hotel Group until March 2020
Technical details
Floor count15
Floor area2,500 square feet (230 m2)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Robert Swartburg
DeveloperRob and Rose Schwartz
Other information
Number of rooms194
Number of suites194
Delano South Beach
The Delano Hotel, South Beach, Miami Beach
The Delano Hotel (pool and gardens), South Beach, Miami Beach
The Delano Hotel, (their exotic Karnak Hall), South Beach, Miami Beach
The Delano Hotel, (garden steps) South Beach, Miami Beach

The Delano South Beach hotel was an upscale resort located in Miami Beach, Florida. Delano was a part of the Morgans Hotel Group collection prior to MHG being purchased by SBE Entertainment Group. SBE Entertainment has since sold the hotel to Eldridge, and the hotel has been closed to the public since March 2020. [1]

The Hotel is located directly on the beach. The Delano was known for its whimsical, art-deco styling and its celebrity clientele, and its pool was one of the few hotel pools in Miami Beach where female toplessness was allowed.[2] In 2007, the Delano South Beach was ranked in the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture".[3] On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the Delano South Beach on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.[4]


Designed by architect Robert Swartburg, the Delano was built in 1947 by Rob and Rose Schwartz. The hotel was originally utilized for military housing. The then four-winged Art Deco tower of the Delano was the tallest building in Miami Beach. The 1994 renovations were designed by Philippe Starck.[5] The hotel was named after US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


  1. ^ "SBE sells Delano South Beach hotel to Eldridge". Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  2. ^ Muench-Pace, Dawn. "Topless and Nude Beaches in Miami". Archived from the original on March 26, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "BuildingOnline eUpdate News: American Institute of Architects Releases Poll Showing America's Favorite Architecture | construction industry news". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
  4. ^ Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places
  5. ^ Delano Hotel at Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places

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