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If you’re traveling to Miami for Art Basel, you’ll need a place to stay. Whitewaller has you covered with a selective list of both quintessential and boutique hotels.
EAST, Miami is Swire Hotels’ first North American venture following the openings of EAST in Hong Kong and Beijing. The hotel is an integral part of Brickell City Centre, which opened in November 2016, and is a 5.4 million-square-foot mixed-use development. The project also includes a luxury shopping center, two residential towers and two office buildings. Celebrated Miami-based architects Arquitectonica designed the hotel, with interiors created by New York’s Clodagh Design. Los Angeles-based Studio Collective designed the signature restaurant, Quinto La Huella, and rooftop bar, Sugar. Guests can also experience local and international street life, art installations, and urban culture showcased throughout the property.
Whitewaller recommends: A drink at Sugar, the rooftop bar designed by Studio Collective.
THE SETAI SOUTH BEACH
With ocean and art deco suites, The Setai is deserving of its Forbes Travel Guide Star Award this year. Adopting the traditions of the Pacific Rim, the spa is heralded for its luxuriousness, and guests can enjoy extensive inclusive amenities.
Intimate. Serene. Artistic.
Whitewaller recommends: A Balinese massage and a passion fruit martini.
THE NATIONAL HOTEL
The National Hotel is known for its authentic art deco styling, and offers guests the option to stay in its historic tower or in one of the poolside cabana suites. Enjoy an easy walk to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Lincoln Road Mall, New World Symphony, and Filmore Miami Beach.
Stylish. Historic. Poised.
Whitewaller recommends: The penthouse suite for a 360-degree view from its private deck.
W SOUTH BEACH
Escape to W South Beach, a beachfront oasis just a 5-minute walk from Lincoln Road, offering some of the largest rooms in South Beach. Each guest room boasts its own private balcony with panoramic ocean views. Striking design and swaying palms set the scene for the ultimate in exclusivity.
Relaxing. Luxurious. Inviting.
Whitewaller recommends: Stop by and check out works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, among others.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH
Originally designed by architect Morris Lapidus, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is an unforgettable stay. The artwork in the hotel was personally curated and commissioned by art dealer Diana Lowenstein, who co-owns the hotel as part of the Lowenstein family-run Lionstone Group.
Upscale. Chic. Luxe.
Whitewaller recommends: Explore the 16,000-square-foot spa.
SOHO BEACH HOUSE
Soho Beach House has been the place for Art Basel Miami Beach’s chicest events, and it will no doubt live up to its reputation this year. The warm, fresh interior is designed by Soho House & Co’s in-house design team.
Swanky. Private. Lively.
Whitewaller recommends: Saturday brunch (available from 11 AM-3 PM) at Cecconi’s.
MIAMI BEACH EDITION
In addition to a luxurious pool area, movie theater, gym, and spa, the mega all-in-one EDITION, conceived by architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, also features a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a bowling alley, and an ice-skating rink.
Sleek. Spacious. Energetic.
Whitewaller recommends: Bowling, ice skating, and dancing downstairs.
ST. REGIS BAL HARBOUR
Awarded the AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star, and US News & World Report’s #1 Best Hotel in Florida awards this year, the St. Regis Bal Harbor provides an unparalleled stay. Enjoy the Remède Spa, the St. Regis Athletic Club, and the diverse in-house restaurants.
Relaxing. Family-friendly. Peaceful.
Whitewaller recommends: A bite at Atlantikós.
FAENA HOTEL MIAMI BEACH
With its recent restoration and design transformation, the 1948 Roy F. France-designed Saxony Hotel was the most opulent of its time. Reimagined by Alan Faena, and styled in collaboration with Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Faena Hotel Miami Beach eloquently revisits 1950s Miami Beach glamour.
Entertaining. Expressive. Sophisticated.
Whitewaller recommends: An afternoon at the Tierra Santa Healing House.
Through pops of colors and 1950s art deco flair, The Confidante offers an edgy setting with two heated outdoor pools, an open-air rooftop spa, a serene garden, a fitness center, and three restaurants, the newly opened Bird & Bone, Nina’s House and TALDE Miami Beach.
Eclectic. Cosmopolitan. Charming.
Whitewaller recommends: The weekend’s Late Night Noodles event at TALDE Miami Beach.
A streamlined art deco landmark, The Raleigh blends classic beach style with luxurious contemporary touches. Guests will love a classic cocktail at the bar, and be sure to enjoy its renowned palm-lined pool.
Entertaining. Irresistible. Stylish.
Whitewaller recommends: Begin your day with an Americano at the coffee bar.
THE RITZ-CARLTON BAL HARBOUR, MIAMI
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami is an impressive site now included in The Ritz-Carlton Miami ring alongside hotels in South Beach, Coconut Grove, and Key Biscayne. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour’s 18 stories are centered around the al fresco restaurant, and Exhale Bal Harbour’s 10 treatment rooms and a 1,000-square-foot mind and body studio.
Refreshing. Sophisticated. Unique.
Whitewaller recommends: A walk through the Bal Harbour Village for art and luxury shopping.
EDEN ROC MIAMI BEACH
Presented as the United States’ second hotel under Nobu Hospitality, this hotel encompasses the largest Nobu Restaurant and Bar Lounge in the world. With 206 rooms, Nobu’s restaurants and bar, and over 20,000 square feet of spa and fitness centers, Nobu Hotel-Eden Roc re-energizes in a stylish, luxurious way.
Accommodating. Luxurious. Spacious.
Whitewaller recommends: The Pure-Tox spa package.
Serving the community as a South Beach cultural centerpiece, The Sagamore is a luxury all- suite hotel including 93 rooms and oceanfront penthouses. The hotel shines with art deco architecture, a drive-up entrance, and a sleek white exterior complemented with an iconic neon sign. Just a quick drive from the airport, the hotel is also a close walk to many Miami destinations. With extensive programming and contemporary cuisine at Canvas, the in-house restaurant, guests are sure to get a taste of something culturally fresh and exciting.
Imaginative. Quaint. Accommodating.
Whitewaller recommends: Be sure to check out their events calendar—full of not-to-miss festivities!
To find out more about Miami Art Week 2016, pick up the new issue of Whitewaller Miami.