One of the best things about Wynwood: it isn’t crammed with resorts the way South Beach is or packed with high-rises like Brickell. Both mean congested avenues and Miami restaurants you’ll never get into. The worst thing about Wynwood? There’s nowhere to stay overnight, whether it’s after your Miami bar crawl or for a weekend escape in the city’s art district. Luckily, that’s soon to change.
This fall, experience-driven hotel brand Arlo will debut the neighborhood’s very first hotel. Designed by Meyer Davis, Arlo Wynwood is set to be a nine-story, 217-room property boasting a rooftop pool with private cabanas, a bar, a café and a yoga deck. Guests will also have access to an indoor/outdoor restaurant, three bars, a bodega and a pool table—or zip around the neighborhood in your complimentary bike rental. Expect guest rooms to be thoroughly modern but warm, bringing some of the outside in with fresh greenery and light wood accents. Perhaps slightly less gritty and industrial than other developments in the neighborhood.
In keeping with its artistic surroundings, Arlo Wynwood, which opens in October, will display more than 250 works of art from a range of artists, including Alain Castoriano, Coruna Luna and Jessica Poundstone. The hotel’s exteriors will feature works by Miami-based artist Hoxxoh, known for his “spheres of life” that illustrate the motions of space and time, as well as MILAGROS Collective, whose co-founders, Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre, will create site-specific geometric work. Up on the yoga deck, Florida-based collage artist Ari Robinson will present a plexiglass mural that interacts with light.
Locals are invited to hang at Arlo Wynwood too, specifically at one of its wellness-themed events—be it the daily yoga classes or weekly meditation sessions. There’s also nighttime programming in the works, featuring DJs and live music to bring home the Wynwood vibes.