• About The Raleigh South Beach

Nestled among the Art Deco treasures that line Collins Avenue, The Raleigh South Beach is a timeless escape with a glamor all its own.

A Brief Look at The Raleigh South Beach

A Brief Look at The Raleigh South Beach

  • Designed in 1940 by acclaimed architect L. Murray Dixon
  • 105 rooms with elegant Art Deco interiors
  • “Most beautiful pool in America” according to Life Magazine

  • Sweeping views of the ocean and the pool
  • Collins Avenue location less than a 5 minute walk from Lincoln Road Mall
  • Home to Restaurant Michael Schwartz
    • The Raleigh's Pool Throughout History

    • SLS South Beach Party

    • Restaurant Michael Schwartz Grilled Octopus

A Look Back in Time The Raleigh’s History

While decades have come and gone, trends have ebbed and flowed, and The Raleigh has undergone a few facelifts (this is South Beach, after all), our commitment to maintain an unprecedented level of hospitality and share the unspoiled charms of Miami Beach with our guests have stood the test of time.

In 1940, when The Raleigh was built, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was fireside chatting, Winston Churchill was delivering some of modern history’s best speeches and John Lennon was about to be born. It was a pre-war boom time in Miami Beach, a period during which nearly 3,000 hotel rooms were built in two years (41 hotels in total). Americans were discovering that the pleasures of the islands could be enjoyed with less money and less travel in Miami Beach.

When L. Murray Dixon, noted architect of the era and creator of many of Miami’s trophy buildings, set forth to design this hotel, he most likely didn’t realize that his imprint on the Miami Beach landscape would be deeper with this project than any of his others. To this day, The Raleigh remains a favorite among locals, celebrities looking for anonymity and guests with an appreciation for impeccable design and the sort of friendly hospitality that makes them feel at home.

The Raleigh at a Glance

The Raleigh at a Glance

  • The Raleigh was built by the Shore Corp. in 1940 for $250,000.
  • During World War II, the war administration took over and housed many troops here.
  • After the war, The Raleigh briefly became a kosher hotel and the ballroom was used as a synagogue.
  • Between 1940 and 1942, 41 hotels comprising 2789 rooms were built in Miami in a period called “Boom over Miami.”

  • L. Murray Dixon, The Raleigh’s architect, also created The Grossinger (The Ritz Plaza), The Atlantis, The Tides and The Victor.
  • The Raleigh’s neighborhood was originally called North Beach.
  • The Oasis was originally called The Aqua Cabana Club.
  • Amenities at The Raleigh once included dance classes and a card room.


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The Genuine Hospitality Group

Since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink first opened in 2007, with an outpost in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands following in 2010, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz does best – homemade and straightforward, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.  The Genuine Hospitality Group soon followed with seasonally-inspired pizzas from a wood-burning oven and local tap beer at casual neighborhood joint Harry’s Pizzeria and elegant American cuisine at The Cypress Room in March. For more information, please visit michaelsgenuine.com/TGHG.

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