We have just returned from a fabulous 3-night stay at The Miami Beach Edition. Being a superfan of Edition hotels, I was beyond excited to try out the Miami property. Staying at this hotel had been on my bucket list since the hotel opened in 2014. So when Max and I decided to visit Miami, booking The Miami Beach Edition was a no-brainer.
Upon arrival we were greeted by the super-friendly hotel staff with fresh watermelon cocktails in cute little mason jars (much needed after a long flight). The check-in process was seamless and the staff were extremely helpful. The customer service in all Edition resorts is superb, they pride themselves on treating their guests like VIP’s.
With a total of 294 guest rooms, 28 private bungalows and a 2-storey rooftop penthouse with its own private pool and elevator, the resort is quite large but still maintains a boutique feel.
The Edition’s iconic fragrance of black tea and bergamot created by bespoke perfume atelier, Le Labo, was pumped throughout the hotel. Truly one of the most luxe scents ever! The fragrance is available to purchase on the Edition website for you to bring a piece of the wonderful hotel home with you.
Hotelier and entrepreneur Ian Schrager has done an outstanding job with designing this resort. The entire hotel was total interior goals! As you walk into the lobby, you’re presented with marble floors, ultra-high ceilings, gold columns and beautiful green plants. Every element of the hotel has been intricately designed and thought out. Situated on three and a half beachfront acres, the hotel encapsulates the ultimate barefoot luxury resort.
We stayed in a Oceanview King guest room on the 10th floor, offering some of the best views of Miami Beach the hotel had to offer. We were totally blown away by our room, it was beautiful (there may have even been an emotional goodbye when we had to check out). All of the guest rooms feature neutral tones, light wood-panelled walls and marble details. With a huge comfortable bed, a white linen chaise lounge, robes and slippers to die for and sweeping ocean views – what’s not to love? Also, the travel-sized Le Labo toiletries were a lovely touch. They were replenished daily and are also available to purchase for $60 per set (I definitely took my leftovers home).
There are two pools at The Miami Beach Edition surrounded by a lush beachside setting. The pool and beach areas were so beautiful, they made for the perfect place to bask in the Miami heat.
One of my favourite things about the pool and beach were the complimentary pots of suncream and aloe vera (I’m easily pleased). Everyday the pool staff also came round with shots, tasters and fruit from the bar menu, as well as free ice cream in the hot afternoons.
Matador Room is the ultra-glamorous, signature restaurant at The Miami Beach Edition. Here you’ll find Latin cuisine developed by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, inspired by the beautiful flavours of South America, the Caribbean and Spain. Matador Room is open for dinner, weekend brunch and Friday lunch. There’s the option to sit at the large sunken tables in the main restaurant, or dine al fresco in the tropical surroundings. Whether you’re a guest at the hotel or just visiting Miami, Matador Room is a must.
Visit the impressive Matador Bar for pre-dinner cocktails or late evening drinks. This bar pays homage to the ultimate cocktail experience, with a bespoke cocktail menu and highly skilled barmen who delicately create each drink with a unique experience. Be sure to try their signature cocktail The Pineapple: Elyx Vodka, Oloroso Sherry, Salted Caramel Syrup, Elemakule Bitters, Pineapple, Lemon & Raspberry – yum!
If you prefer a more casual dining experience, Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten created Market at Edition, a food-hall inspired destination. Here you’ll find a patisserie, boulangerie and salumeria. Whatever you fancy, I’m sure you’ll find it here.
Tropicale is open for all day for al fresco dining and cocktails. Located by the pools at the Edition, there’s no reason to leave the deluxe beach setting. I’d recommend the fish tacos with a frozen margarita.
The Lobby Bar is also a beautiful spot to enjoy your favourite drink. Set in the glamorous period of the 1950s, here you’ll feel like a Hollywood star. This is truly at the heart of the hotel and a great place to watch the world go by.
The Edition is also home to Basement Miami, the ultimate entertainment hub. Here you’ll find a nightclub, a bowling alley and ice-skating rink. The entire basement has been fitted with a state-of-the-art sound system and dramatic lighting – perfect for those Instagram shots. Hotel guests are offered free entry into the nightclub (21+), as well as complimentary ice skating until 8pm everyday. Basement really does give the Edition the edge on most other Miami hotels. With all the entertainment you’ll ever need, it will be hard to find a reason to leave this wonderful resort.
What if this is all real?
I had too much to dream last night…
With so many beautiful resorts in Miami to choose from, making a decision on where to stay can be difficult. However, The Miami Beach Edition has it all. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else when I’m next in Miami.
Thanks for reading!
The Blonde Sunchaser x
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