Get ready to tango! Timed to Hispanic Heritage Month, Billboard Latin Music Week, the largest Latin music industry gathering in the world, is returning to the Faena Forum in Miami from September 26 to October 1, 2022, coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month. The ultimate celebration of Latin music, culture, and entertainment includes an extensive lineup of workshops, performances, and more. The roster of music artists participating in the week of festivities includes Bizarrap, Camilo, Christina Aguilera, Maluma, Mariah Angeliq, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & MORE. Tickets at: BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com
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WHERE TO STAY
Billboard Latin Music Week will be within the heart of some of the best destinations to stay and dine at in Miami Beach. Whether it’s resting within Shelborne South Beach’s art deco atmosphere after a long day at the arena or experiencing comforting Neapolitan cuisine for a quick lunch at Fratelli La Bufala, I’ve compiled a list of some must-try places to eat and stay all within a few miles of the action.
The Gabriel South Beach
The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property located on Ocean Drive in South Beach. The boutique property has with two pools, including a show-stopping, glass bottom pool on the roof overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is comprised of three individual buildings – including the historic Park Central Hotel, Heathcote Apartments and the Imperial Hotel, presenting travelers with the classic Art Deco design and architecture synonymous with Miami Beach. Guests will find a 30-foot-tall mural by the French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Mr. Brainwash, known for his large-scale installations and prints of celebrities like Madonna, Kate Moss and Marilyn Monroe ,and his practice of subverting cultural iconography similar to Andy Warhol and Banksy. The hotel blends Art Deco modernism with tropical allure. Address: 640 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Shelborne South Beach
The Shelborne was originally built in 1940 and designed by famed Art Deco architects Igor Polevitsky and Thomas Triplett Russel. It was embellished in the 1950s by Neo-baroque design master Morris Lapidus. The property houses an iconic Art Deco pool, David’s Cafe (for authentic Cuban coffee) and The Drawing Room bar. Finally, head out to the pool for a relaxed vibe and traditional South Beach nostalgia. There’s also an amazing Oasis Garden, offering various moon watching events and fitness programming on weekends. Address: 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Balfour Hotel
The Balfour Hotel is a historic property, formerly known as The Lord Balfour Hotel, with 82 guest rooms and suites spread out over two art deco style buildings connected by an enchanting courtyard. Designed in 1940 by Anton Skislewicz, an important architect behind Miami Beach’s art deco history, The Balfour Hotel caters to design-conscious visitors with a unique style that has an undeniably timeless appeal. An elevated, plunge pool with an underwater window provides the perfect Instagram shot of swimmers behind the glass wall. Terracotta mosaic tiles, chaise lounges and ratan lounge seating invite guests to sunbathe and enjoy the seasonal rotations of refreshers including frozen grapes and fruit smoothies. Address: 350 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
THesis Hotel Miami, a modern property that serves as a cultural hub in historic Coral Gables, has 245 modernly-appointed guest rooms and suites in a strikingly designed building. Amenities include a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views and a poolside bar; two on-site restaurants, Mamey and Orno, led by Food + Wine Best Chef of 2020 winner and James Beard nominee Niven Patel. With a robust, year-round calendar of programming and events — all open to the public — THesis is not only a hotel, but a destination that fosters genuine connection and creative expression; a place where curious, like-minded individuals exchange ideas, celebrate art, discover new cultural experiences and engage with the community. Address: 1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146
WHERE TO DINE
Rosie’s: The Backyard
Rosie’s: The Backyard is a must-visit if you’re in Miami for Billboard Latin Music Week. Helmed by culinary experts Chef Akino and Jamila West, Rosie’s: The Backyard features an array of Southern brunch classics with a subtle Italian twist. A few favorites from the menu include the Wild Mushroom Polenta ($19), a creamy blend of roasted mushrooms topped with a poached egg and garnished with charred kale, parmesan cheese and herb gremolata for a fresh kick; or if you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes ($15) topped with macerated berries, creamy ricotta and toasted pistachios for a crunch. Rosie’s: The Backyard recently opened their first brick and mortar location in Little River, so you won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit. Address: 7127 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33150
Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami
Verde, located within the Pérez Art Museum, is as picture-perfect as the museum itself. Take in the sweeping views of Biscayne Bay before returning to the Billboard Latin Music Week performances and enjoy the elevated Mediterranean-American bites and craft cocktails. The garden-inspired menu features The Aubergine ($14), a mediterranean-style pizza topped with roasted eggplant, lemon ricotta, oven roasted grape tomatoes and fresh oregano; The Piña Mojito ($16) a refreshing mix of fermented pineapple, mint, thai basil and bacardi superior rum; and end on a sweet note with the signature Butterscotch Budino ($12) dessert with blood orange, salted caramel and candied walnut dukkah. Address: 1103 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
Mamey at THesis Hotel
Just a few steps away from the Billboard Latin Music Week Awards, transport to the tropics at Mamey at THesis Hotel, with an array of dishes that showcases exotic flavors and spices commonly found in Asia, French Polynesia and the Caribbean. Indulge on a few Mamey staples featuring the creamy White Truffle & Brie Grilled Cheese ($14), a cheesy dish on Sullivan Street Bread served with a sweet Florida Mango Jam for dipping; or the Glazed Lamb Ribs ($19), topped with local honey, chives and seasonal pickled fruit. Savor in the Lemongrass Glazed Grouper ($39), accompanied by bok choy, heirloom carrots from Rancho Patel, bamboo rice and coconut curry; and the Pork Belly Sandwich ($18), topped with a chili glaze, kimchi, smoked mozzarella and a refreshing side salad. Address:1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Orno at THesis Hotel
Dine out with wood-fired culinary creations by Chef Niven Patel at Orno at THesis Hotel. Named Miami New Times Best New Restaurant, Orno offers guests an elevated dining experience with farm-to-table ingredients from Chef Niven’s farm, Rancho Patel. During your visit for the Billboard Latin Music Week Awards, celebrate with good food. Indulge on the Green Chickpea Hummus ($16), topped with pickled beets and served with zaatar pita bread; or Vadouvan Cauliflower ($16), made with a crème fraîche, green apple, aleppo peppers and lemon. For a stellar entree, the Sun Ray Clam Bucatini ($22), is the perfect dish with fermented peppers, lemon and chives to highlight the flavors of the sunray venus clams. Address:1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Kosushi, created by 5x Michelin Star Award-Winning Chef George Koshoji, artfully combines the authentic qualities of Japanese dishes with Brazilian flavors to showcase guests a modern twist on fusion cuisine. Add another experience to Billboard Latin Music Week by watching Kosushi’s talented chefs delicately prepare each order from the restaurant’s sushi bar centerpiece, only a short drive down Miami Beach’s strip. Beyond fresh rolls, Kosushi presents high-quality ingredients and flavors from cool and hot tastings featuring wagyu to king crab, to a cocktail selection created by the talented Brazilian mixologist Márcio Silva.Address: 801 South Pointe Dr, Unit #105, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Fratelli La Bufala
Those looking for a family-friendly meal spanning authentic pizzas, pastas and more need to look no further than Fratelli La Bufala. Known as Miami’s first ever Neapolitan pizzeria, Fratelli La Bufala has been serving up only the best of Naples since 2005. The Miami Beach staple cooks each pizza using the traditional technique of a wood-fired oven, bringing a taste of South Italy to South Florida. While Fratelli does the classics justice — from the cheesy Burrata ($24) to the Margherita ($14) — Fratelli’s expansive menu includes gourmet pizzas topped with various cheeses, meats and vegetables and signature risotto sure to melt in your mouth, including Porcini and Truffle Risotto ($28) or the Seafood Risotto ($30). Address: 437 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Billboard Latin Music Week goers can dive into the Latin tastes of Peru at Chotto Matte. Incorporating a Japanese twist, the global restaurant brand celebrates the best of Nikkei cuisine through its electric atmosphere, keeping the heat of the week alive with a dynamic food and drink selection. The Japanese-Peruivian destination presents bold flavors thoughtfully spread throughout ceviche, tiradito, anticucho barbecue, sushi, sashimi, tempura and more, with a craft cocktail collection and a la carte menu offering options for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. Address: 1666 Lenox Ave, #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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