The Shelborne Re-Opens With Major Bashes at Art Basel
In addition to the musical performances and fashion infiltration coming to Art Basel Miami, count the grand re-opening of the Shelborne Hotel as another major event to look forward to. After two years and $20 million worth of renovations, the overhauled '40s Art Deco Landmark hotel at 1801 Collins Avenue will be unveiled with a series of parties and events — dubbed the Art of Night — that are sure to be highlights of the week.
The (sadly) invitation-only official grand opening on November 30 will definitely be a blow-out affair. First off, legendary New York nightlife doyenne Susanne Bartsch is in charge of the performance art and audio/visual extravaganza of the evening. To top that off, It girl DJ Mia Moretti and electric violinist Caitlin Moe will be bringing the house down with their well-known killer sets.
The next night, guests will be treated to a private outdoor screening of the nightlife documentary Limelight, which profiles the notorious New York nightclub and the infamous (and then-deported) nightlife impresario Peter Gatien. Seems like a very fitting transition from a Susanne Bartsch-helmed party to the next night's poolside musical performances. Hip hopper Theophilus London will be opening for alterna-rockers Young the Giant at this intimate ticketed performance.
On the art front (must remember the point of the week, right?), nightlife photographer Seth Browarnik will be showcasing his snaps of iconic fashion and music artists, including Karl Lagerfeld, Yoko Ono, Jay Z, Dennis Hopper, Daphne Guinness and Michael Jackson. We're assuming our invitations are in the mail.
Rendering of the Shelborne Hotel via Shelborne South Beach
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