Even in the midst of the Great Depression, Miami Beach would undergo a building boom that today is celebrated in the National Register of Historic Places. The Nassau Suite Hotel is a beautiful product of that boom and one of the best-known buildings of the Art Deco era.
Built in 1936 by Chicago renowned architect Albert Anis, it rises as an intimate all-suite facility centrally located at 1414 Collins Avenue, in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District. Anis’ vision remains alive in the historic hotel’s facade features. Ribbed stucco pilasters, porthole and recessed corner windows, a scalloped-edge eyebrow extending over and around the front porch and grouped perforations in the side parapet walls, providing a lacy effect.