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South Seas
South Seas

A Deco Classic

Situated directly on the beach, steps from the most desirable Miami Beach shopping and dining, The South Seas Hotel is an oceanfront landmark. Prominently located within the Art Deco Historic District just south of The Raleigh and The Richmond on Collins Avenue, The South Seas Hotel will be restored and reimagined within the larger Raleigh redevelopment.

Originally constructed in 1941 by famed Miami architect L. Murray Dixon, The South Seas Hotel was thoughtfully designed to incorporate local motifs and historical style. Guests are greeted through a sweeping lobby featuring terrazzo floors and walls lined with photography highlighting the legendary Miami social history. The beachfront pool surrounded by palm trees is a serene oasis from the bustling Collins Avenue. An adjacent hammock garden is nestled beneath the trees, accompanying a tropical sundeck and poolside café overlooking the ocean.

The South Seas Hotel is a historic symbol of the Miami jazz age style known for its optimism and prosperity. With a design that evokes a sense of past in harmony with the present, The South Seas Hotel will be reimagined as a space that invites unforgettable experiences once again. Decades after the Art Deco era was at its peak, The South Seas Hotel will be part of the renaissance of The Raleigh Hotel along with The Richmond Hotel.

To Be Announced

Use

50,386

Square Feet

4 Floors

Floors

40 Feet

Height

Lawrence Murray
Dixon

Architecture

To Be Announced

Interior Design

118

Hotel Rooms

1941

Year Built

To Be Announced

Average Price per Square Foot

$300 Million

Project Value

Pre-Development

Status

June 2023

Completion

To Be Announced

Use

50,386

Square Feet

4 Floors

Floors

40 Feet

Height

Lawrence Murray Dixon

Architecture

To Be Announced

Interior Design

118

Hotel Rooms

1941

Year Build

To Be Announced

Average Price per Square Foot

$300 Million

Project Value

Pre-Development

Status

June 2023

Completion

Acquisition

Acquisition

Concept

Concept

Design Commences

Design Commences

Construction Start

Construction Start

Sales Start

Sales Start

Completion

Completion

Designer

Lawrence Murray Dixon

Lawrence Murray Dixon, aka L. Murray Dixon, was the most prolific architect in Miami during the 1930s and '40s. After starting his career in New York at Schultze and Weaver, best known for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Breakers Palm Beach, Dixon returned to his home state of Florida. Dixon has been called the principal architect of Deco South Beach, and he is the visionary behind over 40 hotels and 200 residential homes throughout Miami. Notable hotels include The Raleigh, The Tides, The Richmond and The South Seas Hotel. Although Dixon’s style was birthed out of the era of the Great Depression, his distinct Art Deco style became a trademark of the energized South Beach destination. Many of Dixon’s design details were inspired by the scenery and climate of his surroundings, giving the spaces an authentic and familiar feeling while celebrating the tropical hues of South Florida. Dixon’s legacy lives on with the preservation of the Art Deco style in Miami today.