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MAKE AN IMPRESSIVE ENTRANCE AT THE CLARIDGE HOTEL IN MIAMI BEACH


Even after all the electoral furor in Florida, there is a lobby that everyone likes. It’s at the Claridge Hotel, a Mediterranean-style landmark in Miami Beach that just reopened after $5 million in renovations. And the entry is just part of it. Built in 1928, the historic building boasts 52 guest rooms, including a handful of executive and penthouse suites. Other fresh features include floors crafted from volcanic rock, bright frescoes on the walls, fine Mediterranean dining, a sushi bar, and the city’s only in-lobby splash pool. Collins Avenue and 35th Street. For reservations, call (888) 422-9111 or visit www.claridgefl.com.