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Destination of the Month: Miami

March 1, 2016


Step inside the sandbox.

Miami's South Beach, on the southeastern tip of Florida, is where the international jet set comes to play.

It has Latin flavour, European culture and a Caribbean climate to create an oceanfront life all of its own.

From the Art Deco buildings and café culture on Ocean Drive to the shopping on Lincoln Road, there’s an energy that hums from sunrise to sunset and around again.

There's luxury and elegance everywhere, but strange throwbacks too, such as Wynwood Walls downtown. Nowadays it hosts the prestigious Art Basel event, but it was once the warehouse that housed cocaine for the 1970’s cartels.

The Miami Arts Quarter is buzzing and the city's ambition is evident in the many art, food and culture projects launching this year. Multicultural Miami should not be missed, and the Cuban district is a lively must-see. Of course you'll need somewhere to stay, so we are recommending three very special hotels.

SLS South Beach

This historic Art Deco hotel offers 140 guest rooms and suites situated in the heart of South Beach on the corner of 17th and Collins Ave. Designed by Philippe Starck, guest rooms offer sleek, luxurious comforts with 24 hour in-room dining by chef, Jose Andres. Starck's whimsical furniture, wall coverings and designs are highlighted by softly lit ambient tones that create a chic and serene environment accompanied by stunning beach and city views.


Katsuya by Starck infuses infused traditional Japanese cuisine with a provocative twist. Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, whose acclaimed sushi bars have been recipients of top Zagat ratings for years, unleashes his culinary artistry with a menu of innovative sushi and robata dishes. The restaurant also features the Dragon Lounge, an intimate mezzanine lounge, showcasing award-winning cocktails.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres makes its Miami debut with a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and a playful indoor-outdoor environment. The menu blends Spanish heritage, tradition and ingenuity with influences from local Latin flavors.