Suite Dreams: Edgewater Hotel, South Beach, Miami

By Paul VanDeCarr It was a hotelier—Conrad Hilton—who emphasized the importance of “location, location, location” in real estate. The folks at the brand-spanking-new Edgewater Hotel (it opened up in February 2011) must have taken that injunction to heart, as they occupy a fantastic spot right across the street from Miami’s South Beach, at Ocean andContinue reading “Suite Dreams: Edgewater Hotel, South Beach, Miami”

Suite Dreams: South Beach’s European Guest House

Story and photo by Paul VanDeCarr Even when South Beach gets what passes for “chilly” weather there (60-degree lows in January), the European Guest House has a warm atmosphere to make up for it. Owner Carlos Mejias tells of how he opened the place in 1987, well before the area was a gay mecca. Carlos,Continue reading “Suite Dreams: South Beach’s European Guest House”

Miami Creates First LGBT Visitor and Local Center

On your next visit to gay-popular Miami, escape the sun and grab some rainbow-hued shade at the brand-spanking new LGBT Visitor Center, housed in Old City Hall at 1130 Washington Ave in the heart of the gayest stretch of South Beach. The center is scheduled to open on April 15. “It will become a placeContinue reading “Miami Creates First LGBT Visitor and Local Center”