BUILT IN 1939, THE CARDOZO HAS BEEN A FIXTURE ON OCEAN DRIVE EVER SINCE.
In 2019, owners Gloria and Emilio Estefan will reintroduce a refined and contemporary Cardozo, while preserving the hotel's distinct style.
HISTORY & STYLE.
THE CARDOZO STORY...
Built in 1939 , the Cardozo Hotel was named after, Benjamin Cardozo, one of the first Jewish jurors appointed to the US Supreme Court. Cardozo is part of the Art Deco District, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
Designed by architect, Henry Hohauser, Cardozo showcases traditional art deco style, offering rounded lines, like the fender of a Studebaker. The hotel features keystone trim, made of dyed porous limestone.
Cardozo Hotel has played a prominent role in a variety of feature films including A Hole in the Head (1959), Something About Mary (1998) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
As a child, Gloria Estefan would visit South Beach with her family. While sitting on a bench with her Grandfather, young Gloria pointed across the street at the Cardozo Hotel and said, "I am going to buy that hotel one day."
Today, her dream is a reality, as Cardozo is now owned by her and her husband, Emilio. In 2019, they will unveil Cardozo South Beach as a refined and contemporary luxury boutique hotel, while maintaining the essence of the hotel she fell in love with as a child.
To help realize their dream, the Estefans have called upon, Benchmark, A Global Hospitality Company, to manage Cardozo as part of their Hotels & Resorts Collection.
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PERFECTLY SITUATED AT OCEAN DRIVE AND 13TH STREET, CARDOZO SOUTH BEACH.
PROVIDES DIRECT BEACH ACCESS AND PUTS ALL OF SOUTH BEACH WITHIN REACH.
THE HEART OF SOUTH BEACH...
CARDOZO SOUTH BEACH
1300 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
START: MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Get on FL-112 E in Hialeah from Miad Cir and Exit 2
7 min (2.6 mi)
Head northwest toward Miad Cir
Use the left lane to turn slightly left onto Miad Cir
Keep left to stay on Miad Cir
Continue straight onto NW 21st St
Keep right to continue toward Exit 3
Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 3, follow signs for FL-953 N/Le Jeune Rd
Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 2, follow signs for FL-112 E/I-95/Miami Beach
(Toll road) 1.2 mi
Follow FL-112 E and I-195 E to W 41st St in Miami Beach
9 min (7.8 mi)
Continue onto W 41st St
Turn right onto Pine Tree Dr
Turn left onto 23rd St
Turn right onto Collins Ave
Turn left onto 14th St
Turn right onto Ocean Dr
Destination will be on the right
ARRIVE: CARDOZO SOUTH BEACH
START: FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Get on I-95 S in Dania Beach from Terminal Dr, NE 10th St and FL-818 W/Griffin Rd
13 min (4.3 mi)
Merge onto I-95 S
Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 2D toward I-395 E/Miami Beach
Merge onto MacArthur Causeway
Continue onto 5th St
Turn left onto Collins Ave
Turn right onto 13th St
Turn left onto Ocean Dr
Destination will be on the left
ARRIVE: CARDOZO SOUTH BEACH
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Regional Director of Public Relations
Benchmark, A Global Hospitality Company
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