South Beach is Getting its Second Gay Hotel, the Axel

The Hall South Beach, a boutique hotel in a cluster of historic art deco buildings that was just completely renovated a couple years ago, has been purchased by Axel Hotels, a mostly European chain of gay-oriented hotels with locations in Berlin, Ibiza, Barcelona, and Madrid. Now called the AxelBeach Miami, although the property is already pretty nice, it is unsurprisingly being renovated again and will reopen later this year.

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Inside the 1 Hotel & Homes’ Duplex Penthouses

When the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach was first announced, like four or five years ago by now, I think I was pretty skeptical. It was yet another high-budget renovation of that gigantic barn of a building formerly known as the Roney Palace, then the Gansevoort, then the Perry—a monolithic behemoth built in the late 1960s—and what’s worse was they were only redoing half of it! However, I was completely proven wrong.

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Restaurants Doa and Moreno’s Cuba Both Had Reopening Parties Last Night Within Blocks of Each Other in South Beach

There were two very different crowds at the reopenings of Doa and Moreno’s Cuba, two very different restaurants within blocks of each other on Collins Avenue in South Beach last night. Doa was “refreshed” with a “cozier” interior and outdoor terrace dining, while Moreno’s “reopened” at the Dorchester Hotel, after moving from a smaller location at the Riviera Hotel.

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