South Beach's Legendary Art Deco Hotel at the Forefront with Extensive Renovations.Hotel Astor Welcomes Chef Douglas Rodriguez's Cuban Inspired Restaurant and Nightspot
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1 City (1990 pop. 358,548), seat of Dade co., SE Fla., on Biscayne Bay at the mouth of the Miami River; inc. 1896. -- 'Tis the season for the Astor! Just in time for the 2009 high season, Miami's premiere boutique hotel Boutique hotel is a term originating in North America to describe intimate, usually luxurious or quirky hotel environments. Boutique hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain/branded hotels and motels by providing personalized level accommodation and services / facilities. , which has long been known for its service, style and excitement, has undergone extensive modernization while maintaining its original art deco art deco (ärt dĕkō`; är dākō`, ärt) or art moderne (är môdĕrn`, ärt) splendor. All 40 guest rooms have been revitalized with new whitewashed hard wood floors, leather couches, plasma TVs and plush amenities.
Additionally, the Hotel Astor is proud to welcome renowned Chef Douglas Rodriguez, who has made a name for himself through several acclaimed restaurants across the country, including South Beach's 'Ola Nuevo Latino,' as well as from his starring role on Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." This newest venture for the celebrated chef will be "D. Rodriguez Cuba at The Astor," serving authentic Cuban inspired cuisine. Selections include handcrafted tapas such as ham croquetas and bacalao This article is about the possible island called Bacalao. For Portuguese dish, see Bacalhau. For Italian equivalent, see baccala. For salted and dried fish product on which these are based, see clipfish. fritters, as well as "Nuevo Latino" delights such as oxtail ox·tail
The tail of an ox, especially when used for food.
oxtail empanadas and casabe crust tuna pizzas.
The restaurant boasts a baby grand piano, a glass enclosed dining room and an outdoor garden lined with jasmine trees and twisting vines. Following the traditions of Havana favorites, guests will have the opportunity to round out their dining experience with dancing throughout the dining room, and in the adjacent Leila Lounge, which features a cigar bar.
For guests looking to dine in the comfort of their rooms, Chef Rodriguez has developed a wide selection of favorites available via room service throughout the day. In addition to the Cuban inspired dishes, guests will be able to order classics such as the quintessential hamburger, fresh salads, pressed sandwiches as well variety of breakfast and late night options.
Other upgrades and improved amenities at the Hotel Astor include a pampering day spa and a fitness center. The top-of-the-line Presidential Suite, with an expansive outdoor balcony, has also been newly renovated and will continue to remain an oasis for those seeking first-class accommodations, as it has for the countless celebrities who have stayed there during the Astor's nearly 75 years in South Beach.
Separating itself from the competition, the Hotel Astor staff prides itself on particular attention-to-detail service. From the moment each guest arrives, they are introduced to the VIP amenities they will continue to enjoy throughout their stay. Whether looking for a relaxing day at the beach or an exciting evening at one of Miami's premiere nightspots, the Hotel Astor's concierge staff has the coveted inside knowledge and access to these exclusive nightspots ensuring each guest's visit is memorable.
Whether for business or pleasure, Hotel Astor offers a variety of exciting packages to simplify travel arrangements. Packages vary from bachelor and bachelorette trips, which include limos and nightclub bottle service, to the "High Roller" package, which provides the use of a Ferrari or Bentley and a sun-filled day of yachting.
Further setting itself above the pack, the Hotel Astor is one of the few hotels in South Beach with initiatives aimed at 'keeping green.' Guests at the Hotel Astor will find environmentally conscious solutions rarely seen in the US, such as key card light switches, ensuring power conservation when guests are not in the room. The Astor is also proud to align itself with other like-minded organizations, like the Global Soap Initiative, which processes used bars of soap, recycles them and delivers them to underdeveloped countries where soap is nearly impossible to acquire.
The Hotel Astor was designed by architect T. Hunter Henderson in 1936 as a masterpiece of Art Deco luxury. The property endures as a bastion of luxury, modern design, and simple sophistication so·phis·ti·cate
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.
2. . With the 2009 renovations, the opening of 'D. Rodriguez Cuba at The Astor' and the revitalization of South Beach, the Hotel Astor is aligned to remain the crown jewel Crown jewel
A particularly profitable or otherwise particularly valuable corporate unit or asset of a firm. Often used in risk arbitrage. The most desirable entities within a diversified corporation as measured by asset value, earning power, and business prospects; in takeover of the Art Deco district's boutique hotels.
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