Initially, Tides Hotel was part of the Easter egg conquest in the game. Tides Hotel was unnamed in the game and players were determined to find the Easter egg inspiration related to Tides Hotel. Soon after, players began researching and noting the features that were set in the building, like the height, which was distinguishable and taller from other hotels in Ocean Drive. Thus, it was found out that the hotel is based on the Tides Hotel in South Beach, Miami.
The hotel is part of the Miami Beach hotel chains since 1935, and was designed by Kelly Wearstler.