What’s New in Greater Miami and the Beaches
The brand new SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Arts/Health District opened its doors to the public November 2009. This 198-suite hotel is located only minutes from downtown and five miles from the Miami International Airport. The hotel offers guests convenient access to major attractions, including American Airlines Arena (1.81 miles) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1.49 miles). Guest suites are up to 25 percent larger than traditional hotel rooms and feature separate areas for sleeping, working/eating and relaxing. For more information, visit www.MiamiSpringhill.com.
Slated to open in early 2010, the Tempo Miami Hotel will be a dazzling, new Miami hotel that combines chic sophistication, luxurious comfort and breezy elegance. Located in a soaring 67-story landmark building –the tallest residential structure in Miami – Tempo Miami will offer all the best that South Florida has to offer. The 67-story tower clad entirely in blue tinted glass overlooks sparkling, sun soaked Biscayne Bay, and offers sweeping, 360-degree views of the ocean and city. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious balconies, numerous rooftop terraces and expansive sky pool deck, the hotel and RockResorts Spa feel perfectly suspended between the sea and sky. For more information, visit www.TempoMiami.RockResorts.com.
COOL CUISINE AND NIGHT LIFE
The Hard Rock Café Miami recently completed a $150,000 renovation of its patio bar/dining area overlooking Bayside Marina, including new flooring, lights and landscaping. For more information, visit www.HardRock.com. Legendary Chef Norman Van Aken is making his much-anticipated return to Miami with Norman’s 180, a more casual restaurant concept set to open this winter in the Westin Colonnade in downtown Coral Gables. For more information, visit www.Westin.com/CoralGables.
Patagonia Home Made Products recently opened on Miracle Mile in Coral Cables. The Argentinean-style, open-air gourmet market offers prepared foods, including favorites such as empanadas, grilled meats, gourmet sandwiches and more. For more information, visit www.PatagoniaHomeMadeProducts.com.
Prelude by Barton G. opened recently at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Designed by events impresario/restaurateur Barton G. Weiss, the new restaurant features fixed-priced dining, offering patrons the choice of any three dinner menu items for $49 and any two lunch/brunch items for $23. For more information, visit www.PreludeByBartonG.com.
STK, “not your daddy’s steakhouse,” is coming soon to the Gansevoort South Beach Hotel. The ONE Group restaurant will promote a feminine vibe that is enriched with lively entertainment and sumptuous food. Coco De Ville, a new 2,000-square-foot lounge is also set to open soon at the hotel and is expected to “raise the bar for those who seek the ultimate in nightlife experience” with its own DJ booth and private bar. For more information, visit www.GaansevoortSouth.com.
Talavera Restaurant, which opened recently in downtown Coral Gables by the owners’ of Jaguar in Coconut Grove, features Mexican favorites and bright, vivid décor. For more information, visit www.TalaveraSpot.com.