Bass Museum, Miami Beach, Lieberman Donation

Diane and Alan Lieberman Will Give Miami Beach’s Bass Museum $1 M. | ARTnews: "Miami Beach’s Bass Museum announced today that Diane and Alan Lieberman, owners of the South Beach Hotel Group, have pledged $1 million “to support the museum’s exhibitions of contemporary art and education programs."

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The Rum Line, Loews Miami Beach Hotel

The Rum Line restaurant to open at Loews Miami Beach Hotel--South Florida Business Journal: "... at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The bar's offerings will feature drink recipes from the 1930s to the 1960s and a small plate and seafood menu. The Rum Line seats up to 60 people in the hotel's St. Moritz tower terrace at 1601 Collins Ave. Thursdays through Sundays from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m...."

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Naeem Khan, Celebrity Fashion Designer, Miami Manufacturing Facility

Celebrity fashion designer Naeem Khan to manufacture dresses in Miami with new facility - South Florida Business Journal: Celebrity fashion designer Naeem Kahn plans to open a new facility on the Miami River, where he plans to manufacture clothing for his high-end brand. The designer would combine a manufacturing space with a training center at a county-owned lot at 1175 NW South River Dr., according to the Miami Herald. Khan plans to spend $6 million building a 30,000-square-foot facility where it would employ at least 50 people making an average of $50,000 a year. The 30-year lease with the county would let Khan rent the one-acre site for about $9,000 a year to start, rising to about $30,000 in the third year, with an escalator clause after that. Miami-Dade County commissioners gave initial approval on Monday. (Read more here.)

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Miami Beach Convention Center, New Design

First look at new design ideas gives Miami Beach Convention Center a wave for the future

A wavy white façade dresses the outside of the future Miami Beach Convention Center in an initial round of renderings presented Wednesday to the City Commission. The city’s elected leadership got its first glimpse at schematic designs of the upcoming $500 million renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center, which would add about 70,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting room space, create a 5.8-acre park across Convention Center Drive and feature nearly 900 parking spaces on site. Read more here:

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O Cinema, Miami Beach

O Cinema Miami Beach opened November 7th--

Popular independent cinema opened its Miami Beach location in the Byron-Carlyle Theater at 500 71st St. with the highly anticipated film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone.

"With about $100,000 of new digital projection equipment and already-existing 35-mm projection, the single-screen auditorium with 304 seats will serve a community that has buzzed for months in anticipation. The theater will have a movie-palace feel, with two levels of seating and velvet curtains. “It feels like you’re walking into a theater from a bygone area,” Tabsch said... The cinema, which also has locations in Wynwood and Miami Shores, will operate seven days a week year-round... During the summer, Tabsch took a tour of the theater with Graham Winick, the Beach’s film and event production manager, and Max Sklar, director of tourism, culture and economic development. Tabsch said it didn’t take long for everyone to realize they had an opportunity to bring a new cultural landmark to the buzzing North Beach.“I go to North Beach often, because there’s so many restaurants and it’s so walkable,” he said. read more:

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Art Basel Miami Beach, Economic Impact

"... according to figures released by the City of Miami Beach, Basel provides an economic boost of $500 million... with some estimates placing that figure in excess of $1 billion.... draws more private jets than a Super Bowl, and by its second year, the New York Times had dubbed it “the hottest contemporary art fair in America.” Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine is especially effusive about the way Basel has helped to transform his city. “It’s a part of the renaissance of Miami Beach,” he says. “All the offshoots of Basel—the events, the parties, the various cultural contributions that have sprung from it, the galleries that have opened—the whole arts scene has exploded because of Art Basel coming to Miami Beach. I equate it to the turn of the century, when Henry Ford built his first factory. It was like the beginning not just of the Ford automobile but all the companies that supply Fords, and all the ripple effects.” For many of its principal collectors, it even has eclipsed its big sister fair, Art Basel in Switzerland. “At the beginning, it was a junior partner, but now it’s a child that’s surpassed its parents,” says automotive magnate Norman Braman, a collector at Basel Switzerland for more than 20 years. “Think of the fact that in addition to having the success of Art Basel here, [the Miami area has] 26 additional fairs. Art Basel has 220 or 230 galleries [within the Miami Beach Convention Center], but during that week there are over 1,000 galleries in Miami.”"
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Hilton, Miami Beach, South Beach, Hotels

Miami Beach Hotels - Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Hotel - Miami Beach, FL: "Hilton Cabana Miami Beach is a brand new oceanfront hotel in Miami Beach which debuted in June 2014. This upscale, MiMo style ten-story hotel is located on famous Collins Avenue at 62nd Street, north of South Beach, and includes Cabana-style buildings and 119 feet of beachfront property offering direct access to the Atlantic Ocean. Convenient to all that South Florida has to offer, Hilton Cabana Miami Beach is set within the emerging sub-market to South Beach known as “Millionaire’s Row”...." more at Hilton Cabana Miami Beach

Hotels in Miami Beach - Hilton Bentley Miami-South Beach: "The AAA 4-Diamond Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach hotel is a beautiful beachfront hotel, situated in the elegant ‘Sofi’ enclave of South Beach and in walking distance to Miami's finest restaurants and nightlife. Our hotel in Miami Beach provides modern, elegant accommodations to suit all needs. Choose from studio, one- or two-bedroom suites, or upgrade to the penthouse suite with stunning ocean views. The suites are stylishly decorated with European furnishings and Italian marble floors...." more at link above

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The Legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach (video)

The Legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach:
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach or the Fontainebleau Hotel is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach. (Published on Jun 28, 2013, by Visit Florida)

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