Situated in the heart of the famous “Art Deco District”, The Pelican Hotel has a prime location on Ocean Drive. Miami’s endless white sand beaches are located just on the doorstep of this eccentric boutique hotel. Originally built in 1939, a complete transformation was launched by the cutting edge clothing company Diesel. With the help of renowned Swedish designer Magnus Ehrland, the hotel became quite an extravagant and theatrical statement with ostentatiously designed
South Beach’s self-professed “toy hotel” is a fun place to stay that makes humorous and obvious references to the myth of the so-called American Dream. Pelican’s motto is “A myth in its own limelight.” Within this concept and atmosphere, the 30 rooms and suites have been decorated as outrageously as some of the area’s more colorful drag queens. Each room has been designed daringly as a result of witty and wild imagination and countless trips to antiques markets. All of the rooms have been furnished and named after their own highly individualized theme, with unique details you would expect to see only in movie sets. A collection of quirky furnishings from the 40’s, refrigerators from the 30’s, and other one-of-a-kind items make reference to underground culture, movies and Disney cartoons. Included into this exhilarating mix are various bizarre details and gags that you must see to believe.
For example, room #214 is themed “Bang a Boomerang”, #201 is the “Executive Fifties” suite, #314 is named “Me Tarzan, You Vain”, and #310 has been dubbed the “Viva Las Vegas” room. #215, the “Best Whorehouse” is probably the most popular and tough to score room at the Pelican. It is said to have made even former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss red with envy. The top floor Penthouse is almost more 007 than James Bond’s own pad- very ‘60s, in color and pattern with a huge aquarium built into the copper wall. In addition to the outrageous quirks, each Pelican Room is equipped with wireless internet access, movies and a CD player and pristine bathroom fixtures include luxury “rain-showers”. The visually striking and highly acclaimed Pelican Café is located just off the lobby and is a favorite spot to wine and dine for fashion celebrities. The Pelican Café’s chief focus is on good Mediterranean food with an Italian twist and features an award-winning wine list. The Pelican Café is the best place
for breakfast in Miami.
The Pelican Hotel is located at:
826 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139