Essex House Miami

 

The Essex House, one of Miami Beachís landmark hotels, has been serving guests since it was erected back in 1938. This simple yet beautiful art-deco style building was designed by the famed Henry Hohauser. Mr. Hohauser is well known for all of his beautiful art-deco style buildings he constructed throughout the 1930ís and 1940ís. Extensive renovations to the building were completed in 1999 and received many awards for its authentic restoration.

 

This old style hotel sits within the Miami Beach Art-Deco district and serves as a neighborhood landmark to one of the best examples of Maritime Art Deco Architecture still left standing. The 3 storey 79 room hotel gives visitors the experience of the old times with the amenities of today.

 

Located on the corner of 10th Street and Collins Avenue, the Essex Hotel finds itself smack dab in the middle of Miami Beachís renowned night life. The windows are double-glazed, sound-absorbing glass to allow you to get some sleep while the party continues outside.

 

There are many amenities to be enjoyed here both in room and throughout the hotel.

Every room in the hotel is equipped with its own hairdryer, T.V. (complete with cable and movie channels), clothes iron, coffee maker, data ports, complimentary wireless internet access, voicemail, and air-conditioning.

 

Every guest that stays also receives a complimentary continental breakfast (served in the same room that Al Capone played cards in); concierge at their service, maid service, and access to the Tropical Garden Courtyard, a splash pool, and the convenience of having Miami Beach just steps away.

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There are many attractions as well that are only walking distance away from the Essex House. Less than a quarter of a mile away is one of the

wackiest sites in Miami Beach, the World Erotic Museum.The World Erotic Museum was opened back in 2005 by 70-year old granny Naomi Wilzig.

Fitting in with the districtís artistic side, thousands of pieces of erotic artwork are on display both from the past and present. The collection that is

shown here is from Ms. Wilzigís private collection that she spent most of her life acquiring. This exhibit is definitely for the open mined art lover.

 

Just a few streets away on Ocean Drive is the Art Deco Welcome Center run by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL).

This non-profit organization (the oldest society in the world) is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the architectural integrity of the

Miami Beach Art-Deco District. When you are vacationing just minutes from one of the wildest beaches on the Eastern Coast line anything can happen

so make sure you plan your visit well or you may just end up lounging on Miami Beach all day.