Boutique hotels comprise much of the art deco district of Miami Beach. Buildings of rich colors and curved shapes line the streets of Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive in restored properties originally built in the 1930s and 40s.
As I studied the lines of their faces, I photographed the architecture and realized most of the buildings are boutique hotels.
A sign caught my eye.
Blue Moon, Miami Beach, Marriott Autograph Collection
The sign under the street number address reads Autograph Collection. A Marriott property amongst all the small boutique hotels on Collins Avenue?
The hotel is comprised of two separate side-by-side buildings. The Fix is the lobby restaurant and a pool is in back.
Part of the Blue Moon Hotel is in this adjacent building.
Blue Moon is a recent addition to the Autograph Collection of Marriott. Currently the hotel is a hefty Category 7 at 35,000 points per night.
The Fix restaurant dining area in Blue Moon.
Blue Moon Hotel has three floors, 71 rooms and four suites.
Winter Haven is another Category 7 Marriott Autograph Collection boutique hotel with 71 rooms.
Ritz Carlton South Beach is in the same neighborhood. The property has beach front location where tourists stroll by gawking.
Ritz Carlton South Beach is a Tier 4 hotel at 60,000 points per night.
All these Marriott properties are located in close proximity to the beach.
Lummus Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
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