Miami has no shortage of stunning and iconic hotels, from the Fontainebleau to the Faena. Following an unprecedented year for the travel industry, Miami gets ready to debut a number of exciting new hotels throughout 2021.
After a year filled with quarantines and lockdowns, we can’t wait to check into a luxury hotel. Here is The Miami Guide’s definitive list of the hot new Miami hotels to visit when you travel next to the magic city.
Moxy Miami South Beach
Opening: February 2021
The first resort-style property within the Moxy brand portfolio, the 202-room Moxy Miami South Beach will be a stylish and playful celebration of Miami’s cosmopolitan culture. The eight-story hotel is located steps away from the beach, featuring hotel interiors by Rockwell Group and restaurant and bar interiors by Saladino Design Studio. Guests will indulge and relax in a hotel that blends the glamour of midcentury Havana, the artistry of contemporary Mexico City, and a tropical vibrancy that’s unmistakably Miami.
The Moxy bedrooms are dressed in vivid Miami hues and drenched in Florida sunshine, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Six new drinking and dining venues, developed by the founders of Miami’s uber-popular Coyo Taco and 1-800-LUCKY, include Como Como, a marisquería (seafood restaurant) and raw bar; Mezcalista, a sexy mezcal lounge; Serena, an open-air rooftop restaurant and bar; Los Buenos, a taco stand/bodega in the lobby, complemented by Bar Moxy, which doubles as a social hub and check-in area; and The Upside, a rooftop bar on the eighth floor exclusively for hotel guests and private events. Multiple indoor-outdoor spaces include a ground floor courtyard; a 72-foot, cabana-lined pool; an indoor-outdoor fitness center; an outdoor movie screening room on the rooftop; and a beach club on Miami’s famous South Beach.
Moxy Miami South Beach Hotel is located at 915 Washington Avenue, Miami, Florida 33139. For more information, please visit www.marriott.com.
Hilton Aventura Miami
Opening: January 2021
Hilton Aventura Miami will open with 208 rooms putting guests within close distance from Aventura Mall and Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino. Beautiful South Florida beaches are less than five miles away. It is a 40 minutes drive from both Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports. The property will feature several dining outlets, including one with a South American-inspired menu, as well as two amenity decks and poolside cabanas.
Hilton Aventura Miami is located at 2885 NE 191st St, Aventura, FL 33180. For more information, please visit www.hilton.com.
The Goodtime Hotel
Opening: Early 2021
The Goodtime Hotel will launch its inaugural location in the heart of South Beach in early 2021. Conceptualized and created by the David Grutman and Pharrell Williams, alongside developer Eric Birnbaum of Dreamscape Companies and famed designer Ken Fulk. Located on Miami Beach’s historic Washington Avenue at 6th Street to 7th Street. The Goodtime Hotel in Miami Beach will be a high-energy, full-service 266 guest room boutique hotel and retail destination creating experiences synonymous with its namesake. A vibrant and energetic dining scene, which Grutman is world-famous for creating, will be on full display at Strawberry Moon – a full-service restaurant, bar and pool club in an indoor/outdoor setting meant to facilitate good times from day to night.
The Goodtime Hotel is located at 601 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, please visit www.thegoodtimehotel.com.
Esmé Miami Beach
Opening: March 2021
Esmé Miami Beach is about Time Away From Time. Where experience-seekers discover what they’re seeking, and culture-creators find a more creative refuge. Infinity Hospitality, a subsidiary of the New York based Infinity Collective, proudly launches its first Miami based hotel project in the first quarter of 2021.
The property, branded Esmé Miami Beach, is a unique boutique hotel located along Miami Beach’s historic pedestrian corridor, Española Way. Originally built as a 1920’s artist village, the Spanish-Mediterranean revival property is comprised of seven buildings featuring 145 hotel rooms, including 4 suites, and five original food & beverage concepts in collaboration with revered Miami operators Lost Boy & Co.
The heartbeat of Esmé will be El Salón, located in the Esmé Village along the main paseo that connects the property’s historic buildings. The lounge will serve an inspired menu of Miami’s most iconic dishes, from arepas to empanadas to chicharron, all highlighting the Latin diversity of the Magic City. In the evening, the space will transform into an elegant cocktail bar, where guests can enjoy drinks featuring El Salón’s exclusive proprietary spirit blends that elevate classic cocktails with a precision not yet seen in the bar world to date.
A short walk down the paseo, guests will find Bar Pintxo, a modern interpretation of a Spanish pintxo bar. Pintxo means “spike” or “skewer” and this bar will offer a rotating array of snacks on sticks to be enjoyed with Spanish beer and wine.
The Roof at Esmé is a series of roof decks that feature a bar and restaurant, a pool, cabanas, and wellness space.
Nestled alongside a collection of the street’s time-honored cafés, Esmé will bring a new style of chic escapism to Miami Beach, by raising the standard and not following it.
Esmé Miami Beach is located at 1438 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, please visit www.esmehotel.com.
Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell
Opening: March 2021
The latest addition to IHG Hotels & Resorts’ growing Luxury & Lifestyle collection, Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell opened its doors to guests. Situated south of the Miami River on SW 11th Street in Mary Brickell Village – part of the city’s financial district which has seen significant investment and development in recent years – the hotel tells stories of its neighborhood, where a symphony of Latin, Spanish, Native American and American folk influences are embraced and celebrated daily.
The Brutalist style of the interior architecture features poured concrete and rigid geometric lines and is contrasted by the vibrant rich blue and bright yellow palette and mosaic theme which runs through all the spaces. 140 guest rooms showcase local artwork and circular rugs inspired by the ancient Miami Circle archaeological site unearthed close to the hotel. The site was key in telling the story of Miami Brickell’s earliest inhabitants – the indigenous Tequesta people, who lived in the area for over 2,000 years.
Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell is located at 145 SW 11th Street, Miami, FL 33130.
KAYAK Miami Beach
Opening: April 2021
KAYAK, the company that pioneered flight metasearch in 2004, is reimagining the in-travel experience. Opening in April 2021, KAYAK Miami Beach brings the power of the KAYAK app to the guest stay.
Guests of KAYAK Miami Beach will enjoy numerous innovations during their stay. All check-ins/outs are contactless through either KAYAK’s mobile app or a digital lobby kiosk. The KAYAK app will provide 24/7 access to hotel staff and support, notifications of on-property events, room-ready alerts, itinerary management, housekeeping requests and more. Every room features a mix of tech-forward amenities from connected TVs to Marshall speakers.
Travelers can make advance reservations at the new boutique hotel via www.kayakmb.com.
Opening: Summer 2021
Atwell Suites is IHG’s newest all-suites hotel brand, optimized for longer stays of up to six nights. Guests can expect inspired, flexible and enriching spaces, such as distinct zones for living and sleeping in all suites; a wet bar with an undercounter refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and bar sink; a work area with a high-top desk; a pull-out sofa; an oversized vanity in the bathroom; and a two-sided closet that can be accessed from the guestroom and the bathroom.
The first-ever Atwell Suites 90-room Miami hotel will open in summer 2021 in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood as a dual-branded property with the new 140-room Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell. This property is owned by Francisco Arocha, Pedro F. Villar, Albert Ovadia and Sunview Companies.
Atwell Suites Miami is located in the Miami neighborhood of Brickell at 145 SW 11th Street. For more information, please visit www.atwellsuites.com.