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The Greystone Miami Beach is a New "Adults-Only" Hotel

Marion Charatan

Posted on December 15, 2019 15:34

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Miami Beach has its second hotel that requires you be over 21 to stay -- just in time for Super Bowl. You can't bring your kids, but pets are allowed.

What a novel idea -- Miami Beach’s new "adults only" hotel requires you be over 21 to stay.

Having lived in apartments for years makes me think this could possibly be a good thing. The din created by young children yelling in hallways or crying in the middle of the night can really get under one’s skin. But it’s short-sighted to stigmatize children! 

How interesting the hotel will allow pets. If I had to choose between going to a place with kids or animals, I’d take children. I’m really fond of kids and get along well with them. However, big dogs I don't know scare me.

Let’s be real here. I’ve lived in buildings where neighbors’ dogs bark morning, noon and night, and their owners are oblivious to the stress this creates. The high-pitched bark of a chihuahua is sure to get on your last nerve.

Fully-grown folks can be just as annoying as kids -- or more so. They can be loud and inconsiderate yet should be old enough to know better. So, where does that leave you?

I guess you can take a chance on the new Greystone Miami Beach. It's a 91-room boutique hotel that is taking reservations for stays beginning January 30, 2020. The room rates are $272-$450 per night.  And if you’re a Super Bowl aficionado you may book a 4-day weekend package for $3,600.

The one other venue in the area with an adults-only policy is The Standard hotel and spa, which opened in 2009.

Apparently, some think this niche needs to be filled. The principal of VOS Hospitality James Vosotas said,  "We’ve positioned ourselves organically to align with the growing global trend of travelers seeking adult-only accommodations.” He believes the adults-only policy appeals to Millennials -- those born from 1981 to 1996 (22-37 years old). They make up the largest group in the workforce--35%. Developers want to cater to an age group they suspect has disposable income.

The 54,000 square foot Greystone Miami Beach, formerly the Greystone Hotel, was originally built in 1939 and is a designated historical landmark. Architects Shultman + Associate have designed the remodel.

There are two on-site restaurants: KOBO, with a Japanese sandwich menu and Sérêvène, that will serve French-Japanese fusion dishes. The renovated hotel also has a champagne lounge, cocktail bar, and a rooftop swimming pool.

In spite of the no-kids policy, the hotel will allow dogs up to 25 pounds to stay — and they’re not required to be either emotional support or service animals. 

For my money, give me kids over pets any day. I'm not an animal hater, but I prefer no pets be around when I’m trying to relax at my hotel.

Here's a list of 7 hotels with a no-pets policy for like-minded readers...

 

Marion Charatan

Posted on December 15, 2019 15:34

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