Letters to the Editor

Dad’s Carillon

I read with interest Linda Bladholm’s restaurant review of Thyme at the Carillon Hotel.

However, the Carillon was designed by my father, Norman M. Giller, FAIA, not Morris Lapidus, as Bladholm wrote.

My father’s most noted hotels were the Carillon and the original Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood. He was one of MiMo’s most prolific architects along with his contemporary, Lapidus.

Today, I am continuing the family architectural relationship with the Carillon by designing and building renovations to the public spaces, including Thyme.

As to the food at Thyme, I agree with Bladholm’s wonderful assessment.

Ira D. Giller, Miami Beach

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