While stars or the art world flock to the 16th edition of Miami Art Basel, South Beach hotels have become havens of rest and exhibition spaces for guests to enjoy not just art but propriety.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 will feature 268 major galleries from 32 countries. Now in its 16th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach brings together art lovers from around the world to explore the many dimensions of modern and contemporary art presented by its exhibition sectors.
Show Stoppers: Bjork will DJ and DJ Duran Duran at a SiriusXM event
From December 7 through Sunday, December 10, the stage is set for the art world and celebrities on Miami at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Including Bjork who will DJ at Mana Mynwood, part of Art Basel’s III Points concert series, SiriusXM’s Duran Duran at the Faena Theater and Phil Collins performing at the third annual Dreaming on the Beach Gala.
Highlights include a first-of-its-kind virtual reality art exhibit “The Vegas: Alter Your Reality Show” At Zadok Art Gallery in the heart of Wynwood. A concept never before exploited by destination marketers, VAYR is a creative interpretation of the Las Vegas experience, straight from the minds of five leading international artists. Their personal narratives have been transformed into vibrant, immersive pieces of content, and ultimately presented as a virtual reality art collection that can be enjoyed by consumers around the world.
Hole Gallery and Tara Subkoff present an all-female show “Doe a deer a female deer in the head lights and other real cliches” on Tuesday, December 5th and Patricia Field ARTFASHION is back with a pop-up store open all-December with eclectic collection From the elements.
In order to fully experience Art Basel, here is a selection of the best Miami hotels to stay at. Tickets can be purchased here.
1 South Beach Hotel
Occupying an entire block on Collins Street, 1 South Beach Hotel sits directly on 600 feet of pristine beachfront. The first hotel to debut in the 1 Hotels brand, 1 South Beach offers unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and the ever-expanding downtown Miami skyline.
Luxury: The poolside at 1 Hotel South Beach is a great getaway in the sun
The celebration of nature is evident throughout the hotel, from the graceful touch of the driftwood furnishings to the everlasting sounds of the ocean and abundance of living and natural materials. 1 South Beach Hotel features 425 rooms, including 168 studio suites and one 3,600-square-foot oceanfront presidential suite.
All rooms also feature Keetsa custom hemp-filled mattresses with 100% organic cotton sheets, custom hotel bath products featuring nature-derived ingredients with fresh, pure natural scents, soft socks in place of slippers for a homey feel, paper hangers Recycled, yoga mats for use in in-room or in-facility programming, glass terrariums and special green moments throughout the rooms.
Sleek and chic: 1 Hotel South Beach’s interior design is minimal in a soothing shade of white
Nautilus South Beach, sixty hotels
This year, Art Basel announced the Nautilus South Beach as the official hotel partner and tent-only resort on South Beach.
Known for his highly sought after events and exhibitions for the past three years, SIXTY Hotels founder and Nautilus director Jason Pomeranc returns this year with an exclusive A-List lineup of public and private events.
Room with a View: The Nautilus South Beach is an elegant getaway
including W x Oliver Peoples magazine; Whitewall x Villbrequin Happy Hour; installation art by Paul Sevigny; Art Basel University Dinner; Gran Centenario x Kelsey Montague, Chopard After Party and partnering with NYC nightlife the Butter Group they offer Up & Down in Nautilus to name a few.
Relax and Recreate: This year, Art Basel announced the Nautilus South Beach as the official hotel partner and the only tent on South Beach.
W South Beach Hotel
Offering the ultimate urban escape, the W Miami hotel boasts an unparalleled downtown location in the city’s Brickell neighborhood – moments from world-class shopping and dining.
What a View: The W Hotel sticks to the cool interiors that made it famous
Each of the 146 luxury rooms have private balconies with views of downtown Miami or the river, plus elegant bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling marble and signature W lemon and sage amenities. Whether you’re soaking up the Miami sun on the 50th floor of Wet floor or soaking up the scenic views at the Whisper Cocktail Lounge, W Miami offers the ultimate electric experience.
Delano South Beach
With its soaring lobby and suave charms, the Delano is the hotel that changed South Beach forever. Designed by Philippe Starck, Delano South Beach is a luxury boutique hotel that balances eclectic details with fun and elegant large public spaces and a quiet theatrical, brimming with energy throughout the night—proof that the new rules of style are simplicity, a crisp, clean, modern sense of ease.
Statement piece: Delano Beach Club is the ultimate in poolside luxury, serving meals and cocktails from day to night
Delano’s signature South Beach restaurant, Leynia, is a dynamic Argentinean barbecue restaurant inspired by Japanese flavors that exudes the rustic allure of open-flame cooking, while Umi Sushi and Sake Bar provides a casual dining experience perfect for group dining.
Sip on a famous cocktail and people-watch at the upscale Rose Bar. Delano Beach Club is the ultimate in poolside luxury, serving meals and cocktails from day to night. Tucked away behind closed doors at the back of the expansive Delano lobby, the Doheny Room offers a refined yet elegant lounge setting. Relax and rejuvenate at Agua Spa, our rooftop wellness center where guests can enjoy traditional spa and luxury pampering.
Oceanside in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai Miami Beach is a global leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the upscale international traveler.
You never want to leave: Hotel Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality
Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best personal service and comfort that is truly rare. Housed in a restored 1936 historic building within the Art Deco Historic District, The Setai has been masterfully designed to weave Far Eastern aesthetics into its original Art Deco facade.
Setai features 125 suites and amenities including three temperature-controlled pools, beachfront services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Matthias Gervais, a new spa at The Setai by THÉMAÉ and Clefs d’Or concierge, all under the direction of the General Manager. Swiss Alex. s. Fourier.
Villa Casa Casuarina
South Beach’s most extraordinary experience awaits at The Villa Casa Casuarina, a luxury hotel, restaurant, and event space located in the former Versace mansion, where elegance and unparalleled service blend seamlessly with Gianni Versace’s signature style.
Mosaic Paradise: The villa was once home to Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace
The five-star, three-story villa is as luxurious today as it was when Gianni Versace set out to transform a neighborhood and city over 20 years ago. Gianni and his renovated mansion forever changed the landscape of Miami Beach from newborn snow birds to fashion, music and dining focal points in the world.
Gianni’s at The Villa has opened the doors to one of the most photographed homes in the country. Guests are welcomed outside the front gates to view the rich jewel tones, gilded woodwork, and exquisite mosaics, a sight that until a few years ago was only available to a select few. Lunch and special events are available by appointment. In collaboration with Matthias Jervis, Executive Chef of the restaurant at Setai, Executive Chef Thomas Stewart has conceived the idea of a modern Italian Mediterranean menu and will head up the culinary team behind Gianni’s at The Villa.
Over the Top: Sleep like a king in one of the sumptuous rooms at The Villa Casa Casuarina
As Executive Chef of Gianni’s, Chef Thomas has transformed the popular venue into a fine dining experience. A graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu Program at the International Culinary Academy, Stewart brings over 16 years of experience in the culinary and hospitality fields. “Through its mouthwatering culinary delights and personalized service, Giannis will deliver an unforgettable South Beach experience, providing a glimpse into the lifestyle of the hotel when it was a private home,” says Chauncey Copeland, General Manager of The Villa Casa. Casuarina. “By opening the property back up to locals looking for the perfect restaurant, we will successfully revitalize Ocean Drive,” says Chauncey.