Learning through adversity: Loews Miami Beach Hotel Managing Director Mutlu Kucuk sees light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel

Looking back on the past 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the uncertainty that went along with it, Mutlu Kucuk is succinct in his analysis: “It was a learning experience, obviously. One I wish I didn’t have to learn this way,’’ said Kucuk, managing director of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, a landmark property […]

A look at some package deals at Miami Beach hotels

  With travel restrictions lifting and COVID-19 vaccines increasing daily, there are plenty of good staycation opportunities and last-minute trips to Miami Beach. Here’s a look at a few: The Betsy Hotel: One of my favorite SoFla luxury boutique hotels, The Betsy, anchors the quiet end of Ocean Drive. Many of its rooms have balconies […]

Marriott, Lightstone open Moxy Miami South Beach

Miami’s Art Deco District has a new resident with the opening of Moxy Miami South Beach. Lightstone, the developers behind three award-winning Moxy hotels in New York City, has created an open-air concept that celebrated Miami’s cosmopolitan culture and outdoor living. With a design that blends the glamour of midcentury Havana, the artistry of contemporary Mexico City, and a tropical vibrancy […]

Getaway in a Glass at Loews South Beach Hotel

Loews Miami Beach Hotel is sharing its iconic cocktail, the Aperol Fresca, to give a little taste of South Beach for those dreaming of a getaway. “Getaways in a Glass” is a new Loews Hotels brand-wide offering featuring signature cocktail recipes from properties around the country that can be recreated at home. Each recipe is […]

Getting Social at Cleo South Beach

Cleo South Beach, one of my favorite South Beach Mediterranean restaurants, is offering a terrific Social Hour daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Social Hour menu selections include some of Cleo’s signature dishes, such as Babaganoush; Brussels Sprout Chips; Spicy Cigars, Lamb Shawarma: and Spicy Moroccan Merguez. https://www.sbe.com/restaurants/locations/cleo-south-beach/ Cleo’s Social Hour cocktails include […]