Hotelier Ian Schrager’s renovation of the landmark 1955 Seville Hotel by architect Melvin Grossman embraces the city’s changing cultural landscape with a focus on breakthrough art, multidimensional nightlife and haute cuisine. The Forum further breaks from the hotel convention, reimagining the traditional meeting space, hosting year-round gallery openings and installations among other offerings, while the lobby’s white marble floors and polished, white pearl Venetian plaster walls serve as a nod to the original property’s mid-century influence and “Miami Modern” architecture. If the glamorous, white-marble-decked lobby didn't tip you off, this place is fancy. Many rooms offer ocean views, some provide kitchens and all boast top-of-the-line amenities. Service is impeccable and includes nightly turndown service.
Neighborhood: The EDITION is proof that if you build it, the people will come—no matter how underdeveloped the neighborhood. It sits between South Miami and Mid Beach, with few walkable bars and restaurants, but one would argue that everything you need to survive in Miami is right inside the hotel. Still itching to explore? Miami’s pioneer cocktail den, the Broken Shaker, is a few blocks away.
Broken Shaker: For poolside drinking, boozy punch bowls and outdoor lawn games
27 Restaurant & Bar: For inventive global cuisine in a homey setting
Basement: For late-night bowling, dancing and ice skating—yes, we said ice skating
Time Out tip: EDITION hotel has two separate pools, but we’re fans of the landmark Sundial Pool, part of the original property. The towering, Art Deco diving board from the 1950s has also been preserved and is now flanked by rows of loungers and the pool’s namesake bar.