The Beach Scene
Hotel Astor in South Florida Our South Beach, Florida, hotel's location situates you perfectly to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Hotel Astor delivers the South Florida experience like no other!
The Travel Channel ranked South Beach's broad sand beaches and gorgeous turquoise waters as one of the top ten beaches in the world, and the Surfrider Foundation voted it the premier urban beach in the US.
Public beaches define the 10-mile strand along the Atlantic Ocean, enlivened by colorful, funky lifeguard stations. Collins Avenue, Miami Beach's main artery, carves out a scenic route parallel to the beach, and a raised boardwalk between 21st and 41st street invites strolling along the sea.
But there's more than powdery white sand to this land of exuberant architecture, pulsating nightlife and international flavor in a scene that is as cool as the sun is hot. Occupying less than two square miles on the southern tip of Miami Beach, South Beach's subtropical sandbar has an identity of its own.
Beach has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground.
This magnetic city is alive every minute of every day and night, and has earned a reputation as an ultra-chic, 24/7, people-watching street party. With its beautiful beaches and whimsical architecture, the area has also become a favored location for films, music and television shows and a backdrop for a myriad of fashion shoots.
In fact, the renaissance of South Beach was a significant factor in Greater Miami and Beaches' growth as a nationally recognized center for film, television and print production, and Latin music. Today's hottest musical artists film their videos in South Florida and then stay for the reminder of the week - turning local parties into a people-watching nirvana.
The South Florida beach scene offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of some of the world's most outrageous and beautiful people.
Perhaps it's a case of art imitating life, because just like in the music videos, sexy women can regularly be seen traipsing around in their bikinis showing off their sun-kissed bodies, while good-looking, athletic men work it out along Ocean Drive.
Architecture & Art Deco Not only is our hotel in South Florida renowned for its Art Deco architecture, but the Miami Beach area is as well. You'll find a number of gorgeous structures where masters of form and function have given the area a thriving scene for developers, investors and visitors alike.
Miami Beach has emerged as a real estate hot spot, attracting world-renowned property developers and thousands of investors, residents and long-term visitors to its sunny shores each year.
Miami Beach is a city of architectural wonder ranging from early coral structures that seem to rise from the sea, to Mediterranean Revival castles that evoke old world grace & flair, Art Deco buildings that looked towards the future for inspiration, and Miami Modern architecture with its free form shapes both contribute to the come-as-you-are architectural style of Miami Beach.
The Art Deco Historic District encompasses the largest concentration of 1920's and 1930's architecture in the world. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is internationally recognized as one of South Florida's unique attractions.
Indeed, Miami Beach's Art Deco District is the first and largest district of Art Deco architecture in the world. A visit to South Beach redefines how you look at buildings - sweeping curves, soaring finials and glass brick expanses of the Art Deco architectural style create a wonderful time warp.
Stand in Lummus Park (a green expanse bordering the beach), and note how the pastel pinks, bright aquas and canary yellows of Ocean Drive hotels fight for space in the sky. In South Beach, outdoor cafes are ideal for not only people watching, but also "building watching".
Feel free to call our South Florida hotel at 305-531-8081 for further information or to make your reservations.