SOURCE: National Hotel Miami Beach

December 20, 2010 10:00 ET

National Hotel Miami Beach Inducted Into Historic Hotels of America

Iconic Art Deco Hotel Recognized for Its Sustained Historic Integrity, Architecture and Ambiance

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - National Hotel Miami Beach, a 1939 Art Deco beachfront hotel recognized as a sanctuary amidst the lively South Beach bustle, is pleased to announce its induction into Historic Hotels of America, a program that identifies quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.

"We are honored to have become a member of such a recognized organization, one that emulates our ideology," said Owner Delphine Dray. "National Hotel Miami Beach prides itself on not only preserving the iconic Art Deco style of Miami Beach, but also having the ability to blend tradition and modern trends into a destination where glamour and style mix with warmth and attention to comfort. This appointment reinforces National's commitment to service, elegance and refined style."

As a member of Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a brand of Preferred Hotel Group, National Hotel Miami Beach stands alongside 218 other hotels and resorts that represent the heritage and development of America. To be eligible for membership, hotels must be located in a building that is at least 50 years old and listed in -- or eligible for -- the National Register of Historic Places or recognized locally as having historic significance. A shared goal of member hotels is to create a sincere connection with travelers seeking an experience rich in culture and meaning.

A classic icon of style and impeccable service, National Hotel Miami Beach stands as a proud landmark in the heart of South Beach's historic Art Deco District. Towering 13 stories above the famous Collins Avenue, National Hotel Miami Beach houses 151 historic guest rooms, 36 deluxe poolside cabana rooms and suites and a three-level penthouse. Guest rooms offer sweeping views of the ocean, South Beach skyline and stunning pool area; high-speed internet access; premium cable; valet service and 24-hour room service.

National Hotel Miami Beach features two distinct restaurants to cater to every guest's needs. Fine dining restaurant Tamara offers an intimate atmosphere with Mediterranean-style cuisine where guests can dine indoors under a 5x10-foot ceiling mosaic of famous Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka or outside on the 150x90-square-foot poolside terrace. Aqua Bar and Grill, located poolside, features a casual ambiance with classic poolside fare, exotic drinks and jazz music. In addition to the dining options, National Hotel Miami Beach houses Blues Bar, a lounge reminiscent of a bygone era offering fine champagnes, cocktails, whiskies and brandies.

Spa Chi invites guests to rejuvenate with in-room and poolside massage treatments. After rejuvenation, guests can relax next to the 205-foot infinity pool rated as a "Top 10 US Swimming Pool" by Fodor's or stroll out to the beach with full food and beverage service.

In addition to the impressive list of amenities offered at the property, National Hotel Miami Beach offers more than 2,000 square feet of event space, including the iconic pool oasis located in the back of the property.

About National Hotel Miami Beach
National Hotel South Beach, an historic Art Deco hotel built in 1939 by architect Roy France, restores timeless elegance to Miami Beach's world-famous oceanfront offering a luxurious resort experience with top-of-the-line services and amenities. The resort features plush accommodations including 115 historic guest rooms and suites, 36 newly renovated poolside cabana rooms and suites and a three-level penthouse. National Hotel boasts a one-of-a-kind 205-foot infinity pool; 2,200 square feet of event space; restaurants including a Mediterranean-fusion fine dining restaurant Tamara, the casual poolside Aqua Bar and Grill, Blues Bar jazz lounge; and Spa Chi, an in-room and poolside massage therapy service. National Hotel Miami Beach is located at 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For general inquiries, please call 305.532.2311. For reservations, please call 800.327.8370 or email Reservations@NationalHotel.com. For more information, please visit www.NationalHotel.com

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