Saturday, December 6, 2008

Miami History: Essex House Hotel

Essex House Hotel
Originally uploaded by Photog*Phillip
The Miami area has a history going back over 1000 years to the native Tequesta Indians. The Tequesta were displaced by the Spanish who built a Mission in Miami in 1567. However Miami's rise to global prominence as a key center of US culture and commerce is a a fairly recent phenomenon, fueled in part by a large influx of Cubans after Fidel Castro overthrew Batista in Cuba in 1959 and hundreds of thousands of Cubans left the Island, many to settle in the USA.

1 comment:

Bahamas said...

The interior design of Essex House Hotel is better than the outside design.Perfect hotel for couple who have to spend honeymoon in the Miami sea beach.
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