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Whitewaller Miami 2019: Where to Stay

Heading to Miami for Art Week and need a place to stay? Here, we’re sharing with you the very best spots, from the classic to the newly designed.

The Miami Beach EDITION
When guests walk into The Miami Beach EDITION, they immediately gain a sense of refined luxury and modern glamour. Marble floors, lush plants, and the Lobby Bar are the first things you’ll notice from the entrance. In addition, the hotel offers visitors access to a luxurious pool and outdoor seating area, an expansive fitness center, a renowned spa, and the Matador Bar. The mega all-in-one EDITION, conceived by Ian Schrager along with architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, also features Matador Room—a restaurant by the Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
∙Shop in the Limited EDITION lobby store for pieces like Daniel Arsham–designed products, Mykita sunglasses, and Phillip Lim designs.
∙Enjoy a delectable dinner at Matador Room.
∙Sip a nightcap at The Matador.

Courtesy of Cadillac Hotel.

Whitewaller recommends: Bowling, ice skating, and dancing downstairs at BASEMENT.

Faena Hotel Miami Beach Mid-Beach
The 1947 Roy F. France–designed Saxony Hotel, which was the most opulent of its time, has been recently restored and given a design transformation. Reimagined by Alan Faena, and styled in collaboration with Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Faena Hotel Miami Beach eloquently revisits 1950s Miami Beach glamour.

Miami Beach EDITION

Courtesy of the Miami Beach EDITION.

Whitewaller recommends: An afternoon at the Tierra Santa Healing House.

Nobu Hotel South Beach
Crafted by world-famous Japanese chef Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Academy Award–winning actor Robert De Niro, Nobu Hotel offers an unforgettable experience. As a perfect balance of luxury, fun, and craft, the setting merges Eden Roc’s iconic architecture with an interpretation of Chef Nobu’s signature style.

Photo by James McDonald
Courtesy of Mr. C Miami – Coconut Grove.

Whitewaller recommends: Booking the Umi Suite.

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach South Beach
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach follows the boutique hotel group’s high standards in quality, comfort, and artistic expression. In addition to its 100 guest rooms, the unique location offers an expansive spa, tropical gardens, tropical gardens, a bayside infinity pool, a swing lounge, a juice café, a gym, a boutique, and a Japanese Izakaya restaurant.

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Whitewaller recommends: Taking advantage of the spa’s Roman waterfall hot tub.

Eden Roc Miami Beach Mid-Beach
This beachfront retreat encompasses one of the largest Nobu Restaurant and Bar Lounges in the world. With 415 remodeled ocean-view rooms, three pools, and over 20,000 square feet of spa and fitness facilities, Eden Roc re-energizes in a stylish, luxurious way. Recently opened, as well, is its farm-to-beach restaurant, Malibu Farm, where the avocado pizza is a true local favorite.

Courtesy of the Four Season Hotel at the Surf Club.

Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing during a Keep Calm treatment at the spa.

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club Mid-Beach
Part of Autograph Collection Hotels, the newly opened Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club enlivens Miami with European-inspired flair. The New York–based interior design firm Bill Rooney Studio reimagined 1940s Italian and French Riviera aspects with a preserved Art Deco aesthetic. The hotel also welcomes restaurants and bars Donna Mare Trattoria, Bungalow by the Sea, and Lobby Bar for an unforgettable stay.

Courtesy of The Standard.

Whitewaller recommends: Shopping downstairs at the lifestyle boutique Egan Miami Beach.

The Setai South Beach
With Ocean and Art Deco suites, The Setai is deserving of its Forbes Travel Guide Star Award for five years running. Adopting the traditions of the Pacific Rim, The Spa is heralded for its luxuriousness, and guests can enjoy extensive inclusive amenities.

The Setai

Courtesy of The Setai.

Whitewaller recommends: An Ancient Balinese massage and a signature Chili Passion Martini.

EAST, Miami Mid-Beach
EAST, Miami is Swire Hotels’ first North American venture following EAST in Hong Kong and Beijing. Designed by Miami-based Arquitectonica, the hotel features interiors by New York’s Clodagh Design. As an integral part of Brickell City Centre, the hotel also welcomes guests to the restaurant, Quinto La Huella; the rooftop bar, Sugar; and the hidden lounge, Tea Room.

Courtesy of 1 Hotel South Beach.

Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a nightcap on the roof at Sugar.

Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club Surfside
Tucked away in the northern beaches of Miami, with bright, spacious accommodations and expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club is the ideal place to elevate your art week experience. The iconic oceanfront destination is known for its refined sophistication, fine Italian dining at Le Sirenuse Miami Restaurant and Champagne Bar, world-class Spa, and rich history.

Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a meal at Mare by Le Sirenuse.

Soho Beach House Mid-Beach
Soho Beach House has been the place for Art Basel in 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—Soho House Design & Build.

Whitewaller recommends: Saturday brunch at Cecconi’s.

Novotel Miami Brickell
Previously debuted by Atton Hotels in 2016, Novotel’s second property in the U.S. has since reopened as the Novotel Miami Brickell. Greeting guests with a blend of Latin elegance and modern design, the hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Miami for easy access to the city’s top shopping, dining, art, and nightlife. While staying at the Novotel, guests can join business and pleasure when they work out at the fitness center, relax on the rooftop, or catch up on work in the web corner. The hotel is spread across 12 floors and features 275 guest rooms, a rooftop pool, two bars, and an in-house restaurant helmed by Chef Benjamin Meyer.
∙Experience breathtaking views of the Miami bay and skyline while lounging at the pool.
∙Take part in activities like Sunday morning yoga or Wednesday night movies under the stars on the rooftop.
∙Bring your furry friends along for a stay in the pet-friendly rooms.
∙Book one of the hotel’s conference or event spaces.

Whitewaller recommends: Dining at Lima.

1 Hotel South Beach South Beach

1 Hotel South Beach is customarily known as “the wellness hotel” for a variety of reasons. In addition to the Bamford Haybarn Spa’s 4,500-square-foot space, Anatomy’s limitless offering of gym equipment and workout classes, and Plnthouse’s health-conscious cuisine, the hotel welcomes guests to four oceanfront pools, a private beach, a rooftop restaurant, and more.

Whitewaller recommends: Joining The Members Club for exclusive experiences.

Mr. C Miami – Coconut Grove Coconut Grove
Presented by the fourth-generation Cipriani brothers, Ignazio and Maggio, Mr. C Coconut Grove treats guests to a modern spin on old-world simplicity and elegance. One hundred guest rooms and suites are each outfitted with custom furniture by Tedeschi USA, imported Italian cookies, and bathroom amenities by La Bottega.

Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the rustic Italian fare at Bellini.

Nautilus South Beach South Beach
Jason Pomeranc’s Nautilus is a natural hub for artists and collectors in town. Its 250-room oceanfront property is located near the Convention Center, and guests are able to enjoy many partnerships and parties.

Whitewaller recommends: An outdoor dining experience by the Driftwood Room restaurant.

The Sagamore
Serving the community as a South Beach cultural centerpiece, The Sagamore, with its structure dating back to the late 1940s, is a luxury beachfront hotel including 104 rooms and a state-of-the-art three-bedroom oceanfront penthouse. The hotel shines with Art Deco architecture, a drive-up entrance, and a sleek white exterior complemented by an iconic neon sign. Just a quick drive from the airport, the hotel is also a short walk away from many Miami destinations. The hotel also features its newly renovated Ocean Bungalow Building, which overlooks the inviting sculpture garden and ocean. With extensive programming and contemporary cuisine at Canvas, the on premise restaurant, guests are sure to get a taste of something culturally fresh and exciting.
∙Substantial in-house art collections are always on view.
∙Canvas, the in-house restaurant, serves delicious cuisine inside and outside.
∙Monthly happy hour events are lively, each showcasing a new artist and offering an art tour with the curator.

Whitewaller recommends: Being sure to check out their events calendar—it’s full of not-to-be-missed festivities!

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