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4385 Collins Avenue
Tel: 786 507 7900
This addition to the portfolio of British private club Soho House has given Miami the whiff of exclusivity it's been missing of lateand it has every conceivable amenity required for a decadent seaside weekend, right down to a hair-straightening iron in guest rooms. A rework of the Art Deco Sovereign Hotel with a new 16-story tower, the 50-room hotel is in what's been dubbed "Mid-Beach," and attracts Miami's media and music heavy hitters, plus a considerable Brit contingent. Interiors mix retro Latino with the eclectic Anglo look for which the group is known: Rooms have Cuban-style tiled floors, leather armchairs, raw concrete beams, Mad Men-esque wet bars (complete with a lemon and a lime), and family-size showers stocked with products from the hotel's spa. Blue-and-white towels cover wide loungers on the strip of private beach (complete with red iceboxes and watering cans to rinse feet) and daybeds by the large downstairs pool, and cabanas flank the eighth-floor plunge pool and cocktail bar. There are two more barsa Latin-themed lounge serving punchy caipirinhas and a tiki bar abutting the beachand the lively Cecconi's restaurant does pricey but pitch-perfect steaks and pizzas. The labyrinthine Cowshed Spa takes its name to heart with rough-hewn wooden walls. There's even a small screening room should the weather turn inclement.
Which room to book: For a turquoise view, spring for a Beachside room, the smallest of which measures 700 square feet.
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