Eden Roc History
For a half-century, Eden Roc's fabled luxury, glamour and captivating vibe have attracted the world's most iconic scene-setters - Elizabeth Taylor, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, Sammy Davis, Jr. And now, you.
Originally designed by the trailblazing architect Morris Lapidus, Eden Roc boasts a theatrical architecture that embodies all the glitz of a Hollywood stage set. And fittingly so. In designing the hotel's revered construction, Lapidus first traveled to the elegant Eden Roc in France (a favorite vacation spot for the Kennedys), then toured Europe collecting statues, marble, and Venetian glassware for use in designing the hotel that would later be deemed "a vision of the Italian Renaissance." In 1956, the hotel made its hotly anticipated grand entrance, with its heyday of the ‘50s and ‘60s ultimately earning its reputation as "the Grande Dame of Miami Beach."
The era's biggest stars and most traveled elite poured in, eager to experience this epicenter of chic on the sands of Miami Beach, as well as to mingle at some of world's hottest spots to see and be seen: Cafe Pompeii, the Mona Lisa Room and Harry's American Bar. Some things never change.
Following a total restoration, Eden Roc continues to keep hotel guests on the edge of their seats with bold, unexpected twists - a practice Lapidus admirers dubbed "intentional nonsense." Today, the modern and classic converge with an irreverent edge, juxtaposing the historic Legendary Tower with the ultramodern Ocean Tower, and fusing classic design elements with forward-thinking amenities and technology. As Eden Roc once again beckons a new age of South Beach glamour, we invite you to be a part of our most riveting act yet.