Hot New Miami Hotels

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By: Melina Martinez-Echeverria

Miami's Hotel Scene Just Got Cooler With These New Hotels

People from across the globe are clamoring to experience all the beaches, restaurants, nightlife, art and more Miami has to offer, and developers are constantly unveiling new hotels to accommodate their visit. From boutique luxury properties and modern hotels with Art Deco facades, to a hotel with an LGBTQ focus and a popular brand making its grand return to Miami Beach, these are the hottest new hotels recently opened or coming to Miami in the near future.

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Greystone Miami Beach

Get a peek of Miami Beach’s Golden Era charm when Greystone Miami Beach opens to the public in fall 2020. Just steps from the recently renovated Miami Beach Convention Center, this 56,000-square-foot VOS Hospitality eco-friendly and adults-only property will add a luxurious, modern flair to a 1936 Art Deco building. Guests will be able to make themselves at home in its five-story tower with 91 rooms, private terraces, a rooftop swimming pool, a mixology lounge, an epicurean adventure at the 140-seat restaurant and—wait for it—a speakeasy.

    Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach

    Hotel Palomar South Beach is Miami’s newest Kimpton property, and it’s right in Miami Beach’s hip Sunset Harbour neighborhood. The product of legendary Miami architect and designer, Kobi Karp, Hotel Palomar has a striking rooftop pool, a sky bar and restaurant, and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. Want to really treat yourself? Take advantage of the in-room yoga mats and spa treatments, gorge on gourmet treats from the in-room mini bar, relax on your private balcony or terrace, work out in the 24-hour gym or indulge in complimentary coffee, tea or nightly wine hour. If you have a furry friend, bring him or her along, too. “The Jewel of Sunset Harbour” treats pets and humans alike as guests.

      AxelBeach Miami

      Axel Hotels is a Spanish hotel brand designed for the LGBTQ community, and it promotes values of tolerance, diversity and respect. It opened its first hotel in Barcelona in 2003, and in 2020, its first U.S. location opened in Miami Beach. Joining the city’s Art Deco community, AxelBeach Miami likes to say they are “heterofriendly” and offer rooms with a seductive tropical spirit. The hotel is in a 1940s-era Art Deco building with 160 rooms, a wellness spa, a fitness area, a sky bar terrace, a rooftop swimming pool, a Beach Club and a bar-restaurant.

        Palihouse Miami Beach

        The original Greenbrier Hotel (est. 1940) located on the peaceful Indian Creek Waterway on Miami Beach has been reimagined as the Palihouse Miami Beach. This inconspicuous gem offers 71 oversized residential-style rooms and studios, most with ample sized kitchenettes. The hotel is set in an Art Deco building in the most prime area of Miami Beach, a short delightful walk away from the beach. Complimentary bicycles are available for guests to explore Miami’s nearby art, culture, restaurants and shopping. The cozy property features Greenbrier Swim & Social, a lobby lounge, a cocktail bar serving unique adult beverages, a front patio so guests can enjoy views of the waterway, and an outdoor pool area outfitted with lush palm trees and an all-day food and drink menu that brings hotel guests together for sun, cocktails, dining and more.

          Thompson South Beach

          The Thompson South Beach is coming back to Miami in 2020. The new build hotel will open on the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue. Thanks to the work of renowned French architect Rudy Ricciotti, the 150-room hotel will have spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, meeting spaces, seasonal restaurant concepts and a year-round rooftop pool and bar area with unobstructed views of the Miami Beach skyline and Atlantic Ocean. The design is inspired by the nearby New World Center, and guests will even be able to see the New World Symphony's popular WALLCAST® concerts from the rooftop.

            Life House Ocean Drive

            Following the opening of Life House Little HavanaLife House South Beach and Life House Collins ParkLife House Ocean Drive will be a modern respite in the heart of Art Deco-clad Ocean Drive. Taking over the 1940s-built, 81-room building that was once The Lord Balfour Hotel, this new boutique property will bring an elevated Cartagena vibe to the iconic South Beach street in 2020. Guests can expect colorful design elements, equestrian detailing and a mobile app that puts the concierge at their fingertips—literally.

              Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel & Expo Center

              Part of the much-anticipated Miami Worldcenter—a massive urban development with luxury residential towers, office buildings, a high-end retail street, an expo center and of course, hotel options—the 1,700-room Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel & Expo Center will surely become a Downtown Miami icon in 2020. It will have more than 600,000 square feet of technologically advanced conference, exhibition and event space. That’s not all! Perfect for business and conference travelers, this hotel will have ballrooms, more than 110,000 square feet of dedicated exhibit space, breakout rooms, poolside event space and a 1,500-seat theater.

                Wyndham Hotel Brickell

                Brickell is getting a new glittering tower designed by Arquitectonica in 2020. Wyndham Hotels will soon open a 445-room dual-branded concept in the heart of the Financial District, close to Mary Brickell Village. The property will include a Wyndham Grand and TRYP by Wyndham under the same roof. TRYP is Wyndham’s new select-service lifestyle with signature family rooms featuring bunk beds and extra space, paired with the established upscale Wyndham Grand brand. The brands will share the hotel’s common areas, including a pool and rooftop restaurant. The project will also include approximately 12,000 square feet of retail.

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