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Best Guest Room—Luxury 2012: Dream Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach, Fla.

(January 2013) posted on Mon Jan 14, 2013

ELK Collective, Portland, Ore. (design concept in association with Architropolis, Portland, Ore.)

By Mary Scoviak

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The Vision

Mix a bit of the lavishness of Morocco, a sprinkle of the starkness of futurism and a lot of SoBe cool in rooms and suites that aim to make every guest feel like a celebrity.

The Genius

Who wouldn’t feel like a star stepping into the guest room’s grand entry with its shimmering crystal chandelier? “Dream Doors,” modeled on Moroccan moucharabiehs (latticed screens), are backlit in jewel-tone blue. They do double-duty by adding an air of exoticism and enclosing a change area with private access to the bath and shower. Prism details around the bed echo the refractive light patterns of the foyer.

“The guest room feels less forced. It’s all about creating memorable touch points.”—George Scammell

Best Guest Room—Midscale/Upscale


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