Fiona Byrne

Miami Beach Edition

Miami

by: Fiona Byrne

  • Why

    To escape the hell that is a New York winter.

  • When

    January 2014

  • Who

    My trusty travel companion Ted and I.

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Highs + Lows

  • The spa. We had this insane massage with reflexology. Slept for most of it and that never happens. God it was so good. And the mani-pedi was the best we’ve ever had, real talk.

  • The food. Jean-Georges…is there really anything else to say?

  • THERE’S AN ICE RINK AND A BOWLING ALLEY. ALL CAPS. SORRY FOR YELLING.

  • The Edition Pineapple. Made from copper, you won’t drink from anything cooler in your lifetime.

  • The whiteness of it all. It’s so Miami and dreamy.

  • The outside spaces are perfection, from the poolside lounging vibes to the beach. Frankly, we were extremely traumatized to have to leave this hotel.

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    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

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    Important Bits

    • Type

      Luxury boutique hotel.

    • Vibe

      The most non-Miami Miami vibe. Sure there’s bandage dresses and sky high heels but they’re intermixed with hipster beards and skater vibes. It’s actually a really fun mix.

    • Location

      It’s in Mid-Beach, near Soho Beach House and The Broken Shaker. Good locashe.

    • Rooms

      294

    • Music

      Unobtrusive and cool. There’s a nightclub or a ‘disco’ too. It’s really fun.

    • Year Opened

      2014

    • Designed By

      Yabu Pushelberg with Ian Schraeger’s in-house design team.

    • Pool/Gym

      Two pools and a gym we never saw the inside of, as is typical of our stay at any hotel.

    • Restaurant

      Yes, three. And they’re all by Jean-Georges, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it! Market is the more casual, day-to-night café vibe while Latin-inspired Matador is all cozy booths and an outdoor terrace. There’s also a poolside restaurant called Sundial, and of course you can order from a food/cocktail menu on the beach. The pina colada is exceptional. We recommend a pina then a massage at the spa with reflexology.

    • Bar

      The lobby bar is hidden among a menagerie of tropical plants while the Matador bar is darker and sexier. Make sure you order the Edition Pineapple, but please don’t try to steal the pineapple. They’re watching you like a hawk, and stealing isn’t cute anyway.

    • Minibar

      What we liked about the Edition is they have artisanal snacks AND Snickers. They got that high-low thing happening up in their mini-bars.

    • Wifi

      Yes.

    • Children

      That one kid crying by the pool ruined our breakfast one morning so…Disney is that way, kids. Miami isn’t for kids. It’s for adults acting like kids, okay?

    • Price

      Rooms from $479.

    In the Area

    Just two walkable blocks away. It’s a speakeasy-ish hipster spot with great cocktails and poolside dining.

    The Broken Shaker

    2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140, United States

    Just two walkable blocks away. It’s a speakeasy-ish hipster spot with great cocktails and poolside dining.

    Also walkable if you fancy a change of scene although, TBH we wouldn’t want to leave the Edition for love nor money.

    Soho Beach House

    4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, United States

    Also walkable if you fancy a change of scene although, TBH we wouldn’t want to leave the Edition for love nor money.

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    Miami Beach Edition

    The Miami Beach EDITION, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States

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