Despite the economic downtown, several hotel groups are forging ahead and taking reservations:
1. The Las Vegas Encore, by Team Wynn, is taking reservations for late January 2009.
2. The Mondrian South Beach is taking reservations as of December 1, and to celebrate the opening, they’re offering rooms at the bargain-basement price of $195 a night (through February 2009).
3. The Viceroy Miami is opening its Miami doors in February of 2009. Expect an infinity pool, billiard room, and movie theater (!).