Delano Hotel
The Delano Hotel is an upscale resort
A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for holidays or vacations. Resorts are places, towns or sometimes commercial establishment operated by a single company....

 located at 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
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. The resort features 194 guest rooms, suites and lofts, and is located directly on the beach. Delano is now a part of the Morgans Hotel Group
Morgans Hotel Group
Morgans Hotel Group is a hospitality company that owns & operates boutique hotels as well as acquiring and redeveloping in the United States and Europe....

 collection. The Delano is known for its whimsical, art-deco styling and its celebrity clientele. The lobby is a mecca for late-night minglers. In 2007, the Delano Hotel was ranked in the American Institute of Architects
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 list of "America's Favorite Architecture".


Delano was first built in 1947. The original architect was Robert Swartburg. Its crowning tower is four-winged and is one of the tallest buildings in the area.

Design features

“Indoor/Outdoor Lobby” – first hotel in America with an indoor and outdoor lobby.

The Blue Door Restaurant and the Brasserie – It is under the direction of restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow
Jeffrey Chodorow
Jeffrey Chodorow is an American restaurateur and financier.-Early career:Jeffrey Chodorow's father died when he was young and he was raised by his mother, a manicurist. He attended Wharton and has a law degree from University of Pennsylvania.In the 1970s, Chodorow developed shopping centers in...

 and renowned chef Claude Troisgros
Claude Troisgros
Claude Troisgros is a French chef who lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the son of the famous chef Pierre Troisgros, who with his brother Jean invented nouvelle cuisine in the 1970s, under heavy influence from Fernand Point....


The Blue Sea – located in the middle of the lobby.

The Rose Bar – A side lobby bar with a glowing bar.

“Water Salon” - conceived by Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck
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 as his first exercise in pool design. The Delano features include underwater classical music, a continuous waterfall and furniture in the pool.

AFL Australian Football League nude photo scandal

A nude photograph depicted of AFL
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 footballer and St Kilda Football Club captain Nick Riewoldt
Nick Riewoldt
Nick Riewoldt is an Australian rules footballer who is the current captain of the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League . He was the first draft selection in the 2000 AFL Draft.-Early life:...

 surfaced in December 2010. The photograph was taken by team-mate Sam Gilbert
Sam Gilbert
Sam Gilbert is a professional Australian rules footballer for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League .-Early life:Gilbert is a rugby league convert who didn’t start playing AFL until he was 16 years old...

in 2009 at the Delano Hotel in Miami. The 16 year old girl who released the candid picture claimed she had taken the photograph herself at a Melbourne hotel, but was later proven wrong after the AFL discovered the decor in the photograph was, in fact, from the Delano Hotel.

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