“We are thrilled to be reopening the doors at Hotel Victor and showcasing many of our new lifestyle amenities and fresh design features,” says Wadeh Constance, acting general manager, Hotel Victor. “As a recognized and trusted brand in South Beach for many years, we represent the constant evolution of Ocean Drive and are committed to offering the best hotel guest experience and value in Miami.”
Kristen and David Wilson were married on February 9, 2013, on a lovely winter day. Dressed for the season, Kristen paired her gorgeous gown with a bright white sweater and navy scarf. The outdoor setting made a beautiful backdrop for sunny wedding photos.
A South Beach icon since 1941, The Raleigh is known as the “grand dame” of art deco style. In 1947, Life Magazine named the hotel’s curvy pool “the most beautiful pool in America.” The famous oceanside pool was the backdrop for movie star-swimmer Esther Williams' flicks in the 1940s and ‘50s and later the scene for MTV’s The Grind dance show.
When it opened in 1954, the Fontainebleau was the largest and most luxurious hotel in South Florida. Morris Lapidus, the hotel's architect, included signature features like a 17,000-square-foot lobby with a now legendary staircase to nowhere, six acres of formal gardens designed to replicate Versailles, and antique furnishings to authentically convey the hotel's French period theme. In 2008, the resort completed a $1 billion renovation and expansion. The resort's 1,504 guest rooms include 846 rooms and suites in the original buildings. The 37-story Tresor and 18-story Sorrento, two new luxury all-suite towers located at the south end of the property, have 658 junior, one- and two-bedroom suites.
The Wynwood Arts District showcases stunning street art on once-empty warehouses that were used in the textile industry. In 2009 property speculator Tony Goldman, the man who revitalized New York's SoHo and turned Miami's South Beach into an art-deco paradise, bought a block in the center of the area and turned it over to artists.
Anna and Bryant Reese were married on August 12, 2012, surrounded by friends, family and an enchanting woodsy setting. "I wanted something different, and we're just woodsy people," says Anna. "We love going to the mountains, and Bryant even proposed to me at the fork outside of Cades Cove (in the Smoky Mountains)."