from the Archives

The New Yorker Hotel

The New Yorker Hotel once stood at 1611 Collins Ave. It was the destruction of this iconic hotel in April 1981, considered by some the masterpiece of local architect Henry Hohauser, that really sparked the historic preservation passion in Miami Beach. Its symbol became the rallying point for those seeking local designation of the Historic District. In fact, the Miami Design Preservation League uses the image of the New Yorker in its logo. The lot stood vacant for many years until 1998 when the Loews Hotel was built.

Front side of 1949 brochure for Hotel New Yorker
Reverse side of 1949 brochure for Hotel New Yorker
1960’s photograph of the New Yorker Hotel
Miami Design Preservation League uses the image of the New Yorker Hotel
in its current day logo

1950's postcard of The New Yorker Hotel at 1611 Collins Ave

What would Miami Beach be like without Historic Art Deco, Mediterranean, and MiMo buildings?

Join Us: Become a Member

Help MDPL remain independent and sustain our mission to preserve, protect, and promote. Annual memberships start at $50 and include free walking tours and more.

Explore the MDPL Archives

error: