Miami’s sun-washed pastel color palette is an iconic aesthetic in itself that has influenced fashion and trends. Art Deco architecture and modernist buildings are the backdrops for Miami’s fashionable faces to strut their stuff along beachside boulevards and in streetside eateries.
The booming Latino community has more than just shaped the area’s culture: Spanish can often be heard on the streets, on the beaches and in the bars. There’s also an incredible amount of mouthwatering food on offer across the city, infused by the Cuban families that have made Miami home.
In neighboring Miami Beach, you can really live the dream. Connected to Miami by bridges, spend your holiday sunning yourself on the vibrant South Beach and gazing at the Art Deco aesthetics.
1 Hotel South Beach – Impeccable design and comfort collide in this decidedly upscale hotel. The rooms feature sleek furniture, an eye for minimalism and simplicity, and a cool, neutral color palette. Guests can relax in style at the wellness center and spa, swim in one of four pools, eat in one of the six onsite restaurants, or simply chill in their rooms. In terms of location, Miami Beach Botanical Garden is within walking distance of this hotel.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach – The original iconic Miami hotel, Fontainebleau Miami Beach was constructed in the 1950s and feels like a landmark of the cool, blocky, white-washed style of building that made Miami famous. It is set in a bold, curving arc of a towering building, and with plenty of outdoor pool space for guests to use.
Oceanside Hotel and Suites – Set in a cool, classic building that is Miami style through and through, the rooms at Oceanside Hotel and Suites have been renovated and now offer up a slick sense of modern style. The outdoor pool comes lined with sun loungers and tropical greenery. There’s a restaurant and bar called The Tavern, open 24 hours, located here, with a daily happy hour when drinks are complimentary.