Lesley Abravanel

Celebs are everywhere this week

South Beach party promoter Alan Roth, in his new lounge, Ricochet, 3250 NE 1st Ave., #122B, Thursday, October 6, 2011. The lounge is scheduled to open Oct. 14. FOR LUNCH WITH LYDIA
South Beach party promoter Alan Roth, in his new lounge, Ricochet, 3250 NE 1st Ave., #122B, Thursday, October 6, 2011. The lounge is scheduled to open Oct. 14. FOR LUNCH WITH LYDIA MIAMI HERALD STAFF

William Levy was seen Thursday at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila while Lenny Kravitz was seen late night Wednesday at Zuma.

KISS frontman Gene Simmons, dressed all in black and wearing black cowboy boots, was seen Sunday around 8:30 a.m. having breakfast with a male friend at AQ at Acqualina Resort & Spa.

Howie Mandel and Jay Leno were seen separately Wednesday at La Cote at the Fontainebleau. On Wednesday night at the hotel’s Scarpetta, Nashville star and new mom Hayden Panettiere and a group of friends were seen having dinner.

Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias had dinner with another couple Saturday night at Hakkasan.

Kathie Lee Gifford was seen Sunday, touring Wynwood Walls for an episode due to air on The Today Show on Friday on Miami’s hottest spots.

Five-time Grammy award-winning, American soul and blues singer songwriter Michael McDonald stayed at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami this past Friday through Sunday. We aren’t sure why he was in town, but we hope he was sharing his romantic, soulful voice with Miami during his stay.

Former WSVN-turned-Fox News anchor Shepard Smith enjoyed a few days of relaxation this week at the Shore Club, where he talked about staying connected with work via email while soaking up as much sun as possible.

Micky Arison, Pat Riley and Jerry Bruckheimer were seen supping, party of six, Monday at Meat Market.

Christian Slater joined Marc Buoniconti at the 6th Annual Coral Gables Block Party to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis Saturday at Hillstone in Coral Gables. Slater met Buoniconti in NYC at his fundraiser this past fall and was in town and called to see if there was anything going on, and Buoniconti invited him to the event.

Congrats to Destiny Antommarchi, a Johnson & Wales University culinary student who was named winner of the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Regional Competition for the Southern Regional. Antommarchi will head on to the finals — along with her mentor, Chef Sam Gorenstein of My Ceviche — in Napa Valley March 13-16. She will be competing against four other regional winners for the chance to be named 2015’s Almost Famous Chef.

From nightlife to overnight life, former South Beach promoter Alan Roth can now add hotelier to his lengthy résumé. He’s joining forces with Lauren Abrams, former owner of Islamorada’s Casa Morada, and Ian Schrager alum Robert Todak at the brand new retro modern Runway Resorts, which is opening its first boutique property in downtown Hollywood.

The Runway, designed by the legendary Barbara Hulanicki, will feature Bar Immigration, run by the hotel’s f&b manager Roth.

So why Hollywood? “It is the last remaining undeveloped stretch between Miami and Fort Lauderdale,” says a press release. “As Hollywood progresses through its transformation, the charm is destined to remain and be protected as it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The area is undergoing an exciting gentrification of the classic low-rise downtown from the 1960s, and the iconic boardwalk remains one of the best stretches of beach in all Florida.”

As for Roth’s career progression, he told us, “From the moment I walked into the Delano I always dreamed of one day having my own hotel. Every job I had, party I threw or venue I owned has led me to this point in my career. The hotel business feels like a natural progression and I’m super-excited to see where this takes me.”

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