Although not the most famous of Carl Fisher's original Miami Beach hotels (that honor would go to the Flamingo) the Nautilus Hotel was undoubtedly the grandest. The Mediterranean Revival hotel was designed by Schultze & Weaver, who were also the architects of the Freedom Tower, the Biltmore Hotel, the Roney Plaza, and of course New York City's Waldorf-Astoria. Kiehnel & Elliott, another firm notable for its work in Miami, designed outbuildings. Two particularly lavish features of the hotel were its two small islands in Biscayne Bay. Everything disappeared, including this pool, when the hotel was converted to hospital use during WWII, later becoming Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and the islands were buried over when the Julia Tuttle Causeway was constructed.
· Nautilus Hotel Pool [Florida Memory]
· Hint: This Little Bit of Paradise is Completely Gone [Curbed Miami]