Boutique hotel in South Beach

The Delano opened in the 1990s and immediately started ruling the South Beach roost. If there’s a quintessential I’m-too-sexy-for-this...South Beach moment, it’s when you walk into the Delano’s lobby, which has all the excess of an overbudgeted theater set. Rooms are almost painfully white and bright: all long, smooth lines, reflective surfaces and modern, luxurious amenities.

The pool area resembles the courtyard of a Disney princess’s palace and includes a giant chess set.