Located at 1144 Ocean Drive, the Hotel Victor in Miami Beach is in the upper echelon of beachfront boutique hotels. Considering its competitive location – next door to the world renowned Versace mansion – one would think that Hotel Victor struggles to keep the attention and limelight of the trend-heavy Ocean Drive strip. But on the contrary, the public has had their eyes on Victor since its opening night, when entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs threw one of his signature party extravaganzas.
From pampered, platinum-status celebrities to international debutants, the plush and inviting features of Hotel Victor are nothing short of spectacular – after all, it was conceptualized by French designer Jacques Garcia, who gained global acclaim for his work on Paris’ Hotel Costes.
When entering the lobby, you are immediately immersed by a purple and green palate, accented by groups of luscious couches and floor to ceiling curtains. The shimmering light fixtures are accompanied by hanging strings of beads, while majestic (real) jellyfish dance around encased glass aquariums.
Much of the building’s original 1936 architecture still remains, though more contemporary additions have been made to Hotel Victor over the years. An important point to remember is that if you’re planning on booking one of the original guestrooms, don’t expect to walkout onto a balcony with your morning latte as balconies are only available in the more recently added suites.
Regardless of the guestroom history, you can expect a bountiful selection of first-class features: such as a full size bar (literally), bourgeois 300 thread count bed sheets, flat screen television and DVD player. For onsite socializing, many guests start out with dinner and drinks at the sumptuous Vix restaurant, followed by citrus-infused cocktails at the courtyard ceviche bar. Not a bad way to start a Friday night!
• Hotel faces Lummus Park and Ocean
• Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service
• Swimming pool
• Fitness center
• General store
• Banquet facilities
• Meeting rooms
• Business center
• Valet parking
• Multilingual staff
• 24 hour Concierge
• Custom furniture by Jacques Garcia
• 350-thread count Egyptian Cotton linen
• Plush terry robes
• Bathrooms feature Infinity Edge soaking tubs
• Wide-screen plasma and TVs, DVD & CD players with surround sound.
• Wireless Internet access
1144 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL