One of the many Art Deco style buildings in Miami Beach, the Raleigh is a luxurious hotel known around the world for its architecture, beauty, and elegant accommodations. It has been, and still is, a frequent haunt of the rich and famous. Various celebrities have come to the mid-20th century hotel over its seventy years of history to enjoy the ocean views and South Florida climate. The hotel is a historical icon of downtown Miami Beach that should at least be visited on any trip to that city.
Backstory and Context
The hotel is still one of the grandest and most upscale hotels in Miami Beach. It has one hundred and five rooms that all decorated in the Art Deco style, a cabana area called the Oasis, a high-end beauty and health boutique called Babalu, a coffee and martini bar, and a dining room known simply as The Restaurant and The Raleigh. Visitors who don't have the means to stay in this luxury hotel can enjoy the impressive exterior or explore the lobby and maybe get a glimpse at the pool. Perhaps if you do stay there you can hang out at the Oasis and pretend to be Esther Williams on a 1950s style getaway from Hollywood.