Harmonizing perfectly with the surrounding landscape, the Miami Beach Edition Hotel is not only a refined boutique hotel, but a brand new luxury resort concept. Developed between South Beach and North Beach, the project restored the historic Seville Hotel, built in 1955, which was for many years a global playground for the rich and famous, and was regarded as one of the most prestigious hotels in the Mid-Beach area. The 294 guest rooms, suites and bungalows has been designed individually, embellished by luxury accessorizes.
Flexform products used to furnish the lobby and lounge areas, such as the elegant little Feel Good armchairs and the comfortable Happy-Hour seats, interpreted in natural shades and tobacco-coloured leathers, in perfect harmony with sundrenched Florida. The precious Carrara marble completes the lobby, used for the floor, the reception desk and a billiard table sculpted in the style of Aldo Rossi.
The 18-foot-diameter illuminated clock placed high on the building’s eastern fin, facing south. Carefully restored to its original grandeur, the great face will once again glow gently red at night visible up and down the beach, and, as was originally intended, from the decks of cruise ships, far out on the Atlantic.
Among the public spaces, the Matador Room – main dining space – is managed by the chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who offers his distinctive modern interpretation of Latin cuisine, embracing and enhancing Miami’s strong sense of place and locality through locally sourced, seasonal, inventive cooking. Directly accessible from the lobby, Market is a full-service 4,600 square-foot restaurant that serves international fare around the world, utilizing fresh and seasonal Floridian ingredients. Tropicale is the green part of the Edition: the landscape gardens, designed by the award winning firm of Madison Cox, have been inspired by the legendary Tropicana nightclub in 1950s Havana, complete with hidden alcoves with eclectic mix of furniture. Spaces dedicated to meetings and events (Forum&Meeting Terrace and Meeting Studios) makes the hotel perfect also for business travellers.
Concept/Programming/Creative Direction: Ian Schrager
Management: Marriott International
Design: Yabu Pushelberg / I.S.C Design Studio
Residential Interior Design: John Pawson
Restaurant Concept: Jean-Georges Vongerichten