Royal South Beach Hotel
Space-age modular décor at earthbound rates.
This hotel was designed by two of the most famous architects of the 1930s. Henry Hohauser created the ground floor, and L. Murray Dixon the two upper floors. Renovated with modern travelers in mind by designer Jordan Mozer, the hotel now features one-of-a-kind hi-tech amenities that add mucho cachet to the 1938 Streamline Moderne architectural design. There are 42 accommodations, each decorated with bright accents to offset the space-age white of the furniture. These functional, 1960s/Kubrick-style furnishings are modular and made of fiberglass, epoxy or plastic. Beds curve off to attached nightstands and rise up to headboards that also serve as bars. Television stands and sofas are one long, curved piece. On a practical note, the rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, coffee makers, CD players, digital safes, flat screen televisions and both high-speed and modem Internet hookups. The property also functions as an apartment-hotel where rooms can be rented monthly. Dining options include Hot Tuna Asian Fusion restaurant and lounge.