After a hiatus in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Art Basel returns to Miami Beach in December. Artists, collectors, curators and art lovers will soon be heading to Miami for the art fair, which has turned into an extravaganza beyond the work of art. Art Basel Miami Beach now encompasses art, fashion and design, with many shows, events and parties on the program.
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If you’re heading to Miami Beach for Basel from December 1-4 (or just want to take a quick vacation somewhere sunny), you’ll want to find your accommodation as early as possible. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to stay, as we’ve found the best luxury hotels to book for Art Basel Miami Beach. Below, take a look at five of the best hotels to consider if you’re heading to Miami for Basel… or just for a sunny winter getaway.
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Eden Roc Miami Beach, which was originally built in the 1950s and underwent a major renovation in 2008, is perched directly on the ocean, though the resort also offers no less three swimming pools for guests. The 415 rooms The hotel is home to three restaurants, including the Nobu outpost in Miami. For Art Basel, Eden Roc Miami Beach is teaming up with the Museum of Graffiti and installing a 25 “x 15” mural outside the property; the fresco, titled “Together We Shine”, is the modern interpretation by artist Stephen Palladino of an original fresco by Al Hirschfeld. The final result will be unveiled during an exclusive cocktail party at the Palladium swimming pool at Eden Roc on December 3. Starting at $ 595 per night, Eden Roc Miami Beach.
Faena Miami Beach Hotel
The luxurious Faena is one of the newest additions to the Miami Beach hotel scene; it opened in December 2015 and features trendy interiors by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. The hotel is made up of 169 guest rooms and suites, with hardwood floors and red velvet accents. Make sure to try to get an appointment at the Tierra Santa Healing House; it is a 22,000 square foot spa on the third floor of the hotel, which offers rituals and treatments using Naturopathy and Biological Research.
The hotel, which has three restaurants and showcases works by famous artists like Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, is still popular with art lovers, but they are going even further for Art Basel this year as they recently announced the opening of the project. Room, a space that will house an artist residency program as well as a series of lectures, ideas and models of social interaction. Faena Art is slated to launch at the Project Room during Miami Art Week this year, with a collaboration from Barcelona artist Andrés Reisinger and Aorist. Faena Art also asked Argentinian artist Pilar Zeta to create a large, immersive piece of art that will be unveiled during Miami Art Week. Starting at $ 749 per night, Faena.
South West Beach
The W South Beach has long been a reliable and luxurious favorite for those heading to Miami, and even more so after it reopened in November 2020 and the results of a $ 20 million renovation kicked off. The 357 spacious rooms and suites are fully lit by natural light, with warm tones of oak wood and green and pink accents, and many accommodations offer picturesque views of the ocean below. The hotel also recently unveiled its new Away Spa, dedicated to detoxification, nutrition and relaxation. And let’s not forget the artistic aspect, of course, as the hotel’s impressive collection includes 21 Warhols on display in the lobby. Starting at $ 2,700 a night, W South Beach.
Over the years, the celebrity-adored beachfront Setai has hosted guests such as Britney Spears, Malia Obama and Gisele Bündchen. The hotel occupies a restored 1936 building in the Art Deco District and consists of 87 rooms and 50 suites, all equipped with Asian-influenced decor. The hotel offers two dining options (Jaya and Ocean Grill), as well as three pools for guests to bask in the sun, as not everyone is a beach lover. The Setai is also home to Valmont for the Spa, offering luxury treatments from the Swiss skincare brand, which happens to be one of our favorite beauty lines. The spa is made up of four private suites, which are equipped with a private bathroom and a hammam. Starting at $ 2,400 per night, The Setai.
Miami Beach Edition
Even if you haven’t visited the Miami Beach Edition in person yet, you’ve surely seen the hotel’s highly Instagrammable interiors and amenities, including a bowling alley, nightclub, and ice rink, all over your media feed. social. The hotel consists of 294 rooms and suites, including 28 private beachfront bungalows and a rooftop penthouse, all designed in a calming neutral color scheme with marble bathrooms. The Miami Beach Edition also contains a spa, gym and two swimming pools, as well as three restaurants, including the Market at Edition restaurant inspired by Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s dining room. From $ 3,300 / night, Miami Beach edition.