New Hotels Galore
Visitors can take their pick from a wide range of new hotels. Most recently, EDITION Miami Beach opened its doors at the end of last year. The 294-room “urban resort” has a bowling alley, outdoor nightclub, private bungalows, and meals prepared by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Joining EDITION is Metropolitan by COMO, the self-desrcibed “anti-Miami” hotel, which boats a quieter vibe with pastel-colored walls, a rooftop hydrotherapy pool, and an overall focus on wellness (with juices available throughout the resort). Elsewhere, the 380-room Thompson Miami Beach, with a restaurant from James Beard Award-winner Michelle Bernstein and 1950s-inspired designs (the Crown Room lounge sports a dark, moody setting and yellow-accented carpets throughout the rooms), opened in November. More new additions are still coming. In March, Starwood debuts the 235-room Aloft, which will feature large gathering spaces and nautical style. And 1 Hotel South Beach is slated to open in April on a 600-foot stretch of beach — the largest of any hotel in the area — with 700-square-foot rooms and Miami’s largest rooftop pool.