Newly Renovated Hotel Astor Remains Premier Boutique Hotel In South Beach

Chef Douglas Rodriguez Takes Residence with Cuban Inspired Restaurant and Nightspot

Miami Beach, FL (February 2010) – After a series of cosmetic renovations, Miami’s legendary boutique hotel has pushed its way back to the forefront with a full stylistic overhaul. While remaining true to its art deco roots, all 40 guest rooms at Hotel Astor have been upgraded along with improved amenities. The hotel also boasts a new restaurant, spa and fitness center.

All standard guest rooms at Hotel Astor now come with cherry or whitewashed hardwood floors, leather couches and plasma TV’s. The top-of-the-line Astor Suite, has been updated with rich back lit marble bar, sleek white leather furniture and expansive manicured sundeck overlooking the garden. The hotels new spa and fitness center, Spa Ghawdex, features a facial center, manicure station and two tranquil massage rooms. To go along with its already exemplary attention to detail, Hotel Astor has also implemented VIP guest services including personal preference accommodations in rooms such as liquors, snacks, magazines and preferred pillow type. The Hotel Astor will also go out of their way to make each guest’s night unforgettable; staff members will even escort their guests past the velvet ropes of Miami’s hottest clubs.

To accompany the renovation of décor, renowned Chef Douglas Rodriguez brings his Cuban inspired dining and nightlife destination, D.Rodriguez Cuba, to the trendy boutique hotel. Rodriguez made a name for himself with his starring role on ‘Top Chef Masters’ along with several acclaimed restaurants across the country, including South Beach’s Ola Nuevo Latino. The menu at D.Rodriguez Cuba features a selection of Nuevo Latino delights such as Oxtail Empanadas and Casabe Crust Tuna pizzas.

The restaurant also incorporates a nightlife and entertainment component featuring a live salsa band nightly. Following the traditions of old Havana, guests are encouraged to round out their dining experience with cocktails and dancing throughout the dining room, and in the adjacent Astor Lounge and cigar bar.

Hotel Astor was designed by architect T. Hunter Henderson in 1936 as an Art Deco masterpiece. The property endures as a bastion of luxury, modern design, and simple sophistication. With its contemporary transformation, Hotel Astor is poised to become the most sought-after boutique accommodations on Washington Avenue. Hotel Astor is located at 956 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida. For reservations call 305.531.8081 or visit