The Miami Beach EDITION
What We Love
- Hotelier and entrepreneur Ian Schrager's beach-chic design
- Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's modern interpretations of Latin dishes influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors in the Matador Room
- 70,000 square feet of beachfront real estate (the largest in the city)
- Movie nights under the stars in a hammock while sipping on a cocktail
What To Know
- There are two sexy pools, a bowling alley, and even an ice rink
- The masculine spa has a custom hammam
- Miami's strict architecture code helped preserve many of the building's original 1955 details, including the lobby’s brilliant white marble floors and gold mosaic tile columns
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Hotelier and entrepreneur extraordinaire Ian Schrager’s South Beach outpost of his EDITION brand is set in a restored Art Deco gem on three and a half beachfront acres with two pools, a nightclub, a bowling alley, a skating rink and a celeb chef–helmed restaurant. Miami’s strict architecture code forced Schrager to preserve many of the building’s original 1955 details, including the lobby’s brilliant white marble floors and gold mosaic tile columns. All 294 guest rooms and 23 bungalows are understated, by Schrager’s standards, and appropriately beach-chic: light oak-paneled walls, white furnishings, sand-hued accents and ivory porcelain slab bathrooms. Many of the 294 guest rooms offer private terraces with direct beachfront views, finished with custom upholstered teak lounge chairs and glazed ceramic side tables. The vaunted Jean-Georges Vongerichten makes his Miami Beach debut in the sophisticated Matador Room, serving a modern interpretation of Latin cuisine influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors.
In the Area
Ian Schrager and the Edition team took pains to preserve the 1955 Seville Hotel, proof that Art Deco style is king here. Go on your own photo safari and capture the world’s foremost examples of the style with an audio tour on your iPhone or a guided tour. Throw caloric caution to the wind with the fried chicken, biscuits and other haute downhome fare at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, a local favorite filled with pretty people getting down and dirty with bourbon and barbecue. While Ocean Drive itself can be touristy and mediocre foodwise – with the exception of Prime 112, De Rodriguez Cuba and BLT Steak – it also offers some wicked fun, especially at the neighboring Palace South Beach, renowned for its colorful drag shows. Parallel streets Collins and Washington avenues feature world class dining and nightclub options, ranging from the Bazaar by José Andrés in the SLS Hotel to Mansion nightclub. Perpendicular to the beach, walking mall Lincoln Road is great for people-watching and café-hopping.
How to Get There
There are two highlights from my experience at the Edition that people should be aware of when they visit the Edition. First, the Concierge service is exceptionally good. I recently asked John Bell, a relatively new concierge, about where I could find a certain food item. He immediately went off to ask the Edition's restaurant staff, and when he returned, he told me that although the Edition's restaurant did not carry that particular item, he had researched and found other places within walking distance that did. He provided me with a list and offered to make a reservation for me at any place that I wanted. I really appreciated his effort and honesty, he did everything he could to make sure that I found what I wanted, rather than trying to persuade me to get something different at the hotel's restaurant.
Second, in addition to the concierge service, the poolside experience is phenomenal. Unlike, the pools at some neighboring hotels, the pool at the Edition provides a serene and blissful escape from the hustle and bustle and crowds of South Beach. Whether you need to swim laps, sunbathe, nap, or read a book, this pool has got you covered. Furthermore, the poolside service is great! Attendants like Isaiah, are alert, responsive, and friendly. I have dined in good restaurants with waiters that are not even as attentive as the Edition's pool attendants.
This is our go to hotel now. We’ve stayed 3 times so far in a year. It’s extremely clean with great service all around. The bungalows are great for couples. Room service & bar food is great. Haven’t had food from the main restaurant. Also had great service on beach where we had our comfortable beach chairs set up and drinks served. Very good 5 star hotel.
It was the first time my wife and I stayed at Edition and it will definitely not be our last visit. Everything about the hotel is first class. I've stayed at many places throughout Miami, and Edition offered the best hospitality we've ever experienced. The staff is so knowledgeable and really goes out of their way to help - shout-out to Andrea at Matador Bar who delivered a great experience with her recommendations on the menu and her attention to all of our needs, thank you!