"The vacant hotel was designed and built in 1927 by Francis J. Kennard and Son, Architects, and is a Georgian Revival, Beaux Arts landmark."
link to the very old article: http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PressReleases/AssociatedArchitectsLandmarkHotel_Nov1997.html
i had thought that both hotels may have been the work of the same people, but i guess not. anyways, the Hotel Floridan (yes, that is the proper spelling) is now under renovation! all hope of getting in before that has been lost!