In 1939, architects John and Coulton Skinner designed the formerly named Riviera Hotel, now the Bentley. They designed a three story building, with 22 apartment units and storefronts lining both streets, highlighting its prime corner location.
In 1942, the Riviera, was called upon to be used by the U.S Army Airforces for military training. The rooms served as barracks, restaurants as mess halls, and theaters became classrooms. It stayed this way until May 1944, where it was once again used for civil purposes.
1950 is the year the Riviera became the Bentley Hotel. Although retail tenants have changed over the years, the original concept and design of the building's exterior remains true to its initial art deco style.
The Bentley hotel’s location cannot be beat. Nestled on the corner of Ocean and 5th, it is in the middle of all the happenings and steps from the ocean.
Given its prime location, the landscape is clean and fresh. Simple accents allow the life of Miami and the history of the building shine and invite visitors to shower in the vibe that only Miami Beach can offer.