Friday, April 28, 2017

Take Me Away: The Miami Beach Edition Hotel

It's no secret I love Miami.  It's one of my favorite getaways, especially now that I live on the east coast.  I love the vibrancy and colorful culture of the city, as well as the breadth of hotel properties.  There's a hotel in Miami for every personality.  I've stayed at the Standard and at the Loews Hotel, and just these two have very different vibes.  The Standard is for the traveler looking for complete relaxation and rejuvenation... who wants to read a book by the pool in peace and have a low-key dinner following a yoga sesh and a soak in the Turkish hamam.   The Loews is a bit more lively with poolside music, beach access, and a modern, sleek design.  But there's one hotel fairly new to the Miami scene I've been dying to try -  the Miami Beach Edition.

The Edition is located just north of South Beach, and is unabashedly modern.  You won't find a nod to 1920s Art Deco architecture here like you will at most of the other Miami properties - just minimalist, neutral vibes with a bit of a bohemian flair.  

The property was developed by Ian Schrager, who's also responsible for New York's Edition Hotel, Gramercy Park Hotel, and the Modern Honolulu.  Ian was also a co-founder of Studio 54, which is basically all I need to know about him to know I'd adore him.  He enlisted Yabu Pushelberg to help with the interior design.  The lobby features marble floors and columns covered in gold mosaic tiles.  Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten heads up the The Matador Room restaurant in the hotel, where the grilled Maine lobster is supposedly to die for.

And how delicious do these crunchy potato nuggets look?

There are 294 hotel rooms total at the Edition, including 23 suites.  Each room features teak wood panels, light-hued upholstery, and a minibar chock full of gourmet goods- including face masks!

{Premiere Bungalow Ocean View Suite}

The hotel also boasts 6,500 square meters of private beach access and a cheeky nearby space called The Sandbox where guests can lounge in hammocks:

{The Sandbox}

In addition to hotel rooms, the Edition also offers 26 permanent residences. My parents are on the hunt for a good vacation home property, and I've been pushing them to consider Miami.  How cool would it be to own a residence at a place like the Edition?  You'd be able to enjoy all the benefits of staying at a normal hotel like room service, constant beach access, and someone to clean your "home" every day. Plus, most realtors say condo hotel investments are smart-  because during the time you're not residing at the hotel residence, you can easily book out your room to earn back part of the fee. 

If that isn't enough, the Edition's basement features a bowling alley, ice skating rink, and a dance club.  I've had friends go and say they had a blast.  So... who wants to book an impromptu Miami trip with me?!

Happy Friday, everyone!

{Images via Mr. and Mrs. Smith}
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