The red velvet curtains will soon part for the premiere of The Redbury South Beach, an sbe, Larry Levy and Bob Heyat jointly concocted hotel-homage to Miami's cinematic 1950s. At least, that's how the developers describe it. Precious few photos of the new hotel have been released, and those that have show a guest room more 1960s coed than 1950s celeb.
Glossy mag photographer Matthew Rolston -- who was apparently "discovered" by Andy Warhol -- is the Redbury South Beach's chief aesthete while James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano will open a new restaurant called Lorenzo, presumably named after his dapper Italian grandfather. Set to open Dec. 1, the hotel will be the second Hollywood outpost of sbe chairman and chief exec Sam Nazarian following the success of the SLS Hotel South Beach.
Just as the Hollywood original celebrates 1960s counterculture, the SoBe version will be packed with Rat Pack memorabilia. Each of the 69 rooms will have curated art, including historic Fillmore Theater posters, Miami Beach black-and-whites and even "vintage-style" record players with a vinyl collection put together by Capitol Records and Universal Music Enterprises.
A conversion of the midcentury Fairfax hotel at 1776 Collins Ave, the Redbury will have its own 12,000-square-foot rooftop pool and egg-shaped bathtubs. Since it's not on the ocean, guests will have to paddle across the street to the SLS or sbe's other property, the Raleigh Hotel. —Emily Schmall