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BLUE WATERS HOTEL Brochure

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I came across this old brochure on ebay for less than $10. It's original, and check out the year on the form--1951!

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Any of you location dudes are welcome to post this link in the appropriate threads.

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airtommy

Very nice!

"Free parking" reminds me of the time a few years ago when I was checking in at a hotel and I asked if parking was free.  The clerk laughed at me and said "In Miami?"  And this was way out in the suburbs, not in South Beach or Brickell.

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Dadrian

Yeah the "map" on the brochure makes it look like its two blocks from everything :) 

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Matt5
7 hours ago, nofretz said:

I came across this old brochure on ebay for less than $10. It's original, and check out the year on the form--1951!

1%20pic.jpg

3%20rooms.jpg

4%20brand%20new%20form.jpg

2%20front%20back%20address.jpg

6%20rates.jpg

5%20form.jpg

Any of you location dudes are welcome to post this link in the appropriate threads.

Really nice Dadrian !!

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Dadrian
18 minutes ago, Matt5 said:

Really nice Dadrian !!

Thanks, Matt!

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James

Wow, nice find! Most people would probably throw these things out when spring cleaning. So happy to see the seller recognising that it's a piece of history.

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Tony D.

Thanks for sharing this brochure with us, Dadrian.

Wow, those are great rates.............and air conditioned, too! ;) :D

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Dadrian
38 minutes ago, Tony D. said:

.......and air conditioned, too! ;) :D

This was the deciding factor for Bandi

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Daytona74

Kind of a shame that the Blue Waters wasn't saved. It too had a nice art deco flair to it, probably especially in its heyday.

But as you can see in the episodes The Maze and French Twist, it was probably just too far gone by the mid-80s. All the hotels on Ocean Drive had seen their best days as well, for the time being anyway, but they weren't quite as run-down as the Blue Waters complex.

Out of curiosity - was the Blue Waters really inhabited by vagrants during its final days?

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vicegirl85

What a cool find!  Thanks for sharing, Dadrian!

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Dadrian
43 minutes ago, Daytona74 said:

Out of curiosity - was the Blue Waters really inhabited by vagrants during its final days?

I've always wondered the same thing. Great minds! :) 

I'm sure there had to be a few, given the condition seen in MV. 

10 minutes ago, vicegirl85 said:

What a cool find!  Thanks for sharing, Dadrian!

Absolutely! You're welcome. I love stuff like this.

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Matt5

A great brochure and piece of MV history!!

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daytona365

way cool.... 'brand new for your comfort and pleasure', cool, sleek graphic design, really classy! great, find, a true timepiece from an era when Miami had an entirely different ambience than today. So much of it has been sacrificed on the altar of profit to make way for some ugly monstrous tourist silos and condo towers...too bad.

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On 8/7/2016 at 7:12 PM, Daytona74 said:

Kind of a shame that the Blue Waters wasn't saved. It too had a nice art deco flair to it, probably especially in its heyday.

But as you can see in the episodes The Maze and French Twist, it was probably just too far gone by the mid-80s. All the hotels on Ocean Drive had seen their best days as well, for the time being anyway, but they weren't quite as run-down as the Blue Waters complex.

Out of curiosity - was the Blue Waters really inhabited by vagrants during its final days?

I found some old news articles once, saying something about The Blue Waters Hotel finally being closed by the city around 1982 or so...which was only about 2-3 years from when MV filmed in it for "The Maze". I think I've read something once too that stated the film crew tore the place up and made the interior much worse than it actually was for filming (punched holes in the walls, ripped up old plaster, added the graffiti, etc...)...to make it appear the hotel had been abandoned much longer than it actually had been. If this was true, I think the hotel had sadly been condemned by the city and was possibly already slated for tearing down at some point...so MV producers were given permission to do what they wanted for filming. I have no way of actually knowing that...it's just a theory. I love the old hotel and wish it could have been saved! It was torn down in 1987. ;(  I also don't know if any actual real life vagrants were found in the hotel...but I do know that when they filmed the beginning scenes of the episode "Smuggler's Blues" in the long abandoned Floridian Hotel...there were many homeless vagrants that had to be removed by real life police, and producers had to bring in professional fumigators...as the old hotel had an immense infestation of fleas!! :wuerg::eek:

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