Florida Briefs: The Delano adds splashes of green to its guest room design

Morgans Hotel Group unveiled a guest room redesign at the Delano in Miami Beach, 11 years after the hotel opened with a minimalist, primarily white-on-white look that featured a lobby framed by cascading white drapes.


This time around, designers used the color green to connect the hotels interiors with its outdoor green spaces.

Desktops, for example, are covered in moss-green Connemara marble from Ireland, while hand-felted rugs feature apple-green borders.

New room design elements include walls covered in mirrors and white bathrooms with Carrera marble.

For more information on the hotel, visit www.morganshotelgroup.com.

Relax at renewed resort

Look for a modern redesign at the 407-room Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura, Fla., which reopened Dec. 15 after a $100 million renovation.

Mediterranean-style rooms will feature wireless Internet access, separate sitting areas with work desks, flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with walk-in showers and flat-screen TVs.

To book, call (800) 441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

Just for kids

Continuing its family-friendly tradition, the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island launched Our Space, a program catering to guests 12 to 19 years old that includes a dedicated space that is off-limits to parents.

The program includes an Our Space room equipped with a movie theater and library of movies; flat-screen TVs; X-Box and PlayStation game systems; laptops with free Internet access; iPods with iPod docking stations; and various game tables.

The Our Space program is managed by teen concierges who lead participants through a number of daily activities.

For more information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

Tickets, please

Travel Impressions is paying 10% commission on tickets to Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando in its Best of Orlando packages.

The plans include three nights accommodations at a choice of five Orlando hotels: the Holiday Inn International Drive, the Comfort Suites Maingate, the Sheraton Studio City Hotel, the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel or the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.

Packages are from $389 to $789 per person, double. The offer is good for purchase and travel through March 31.

For more information on packages or to book, visit www.travelimpressions.com.

Jorge Sidron is Travel Weekly's Florida editor. E-mail him at [email protected].

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