Rooms in the new luxury hotel start at $439 per night, twice that in peak seasons.
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The developer boasted about his new home away from home, “I haven’t felt comfortable in Miami hotels in a long time. Finally I have a place to stay.”
While people can enter the new hotel already it is not entirely finished. As Schrager explained to Ocean Drive, “We left a red ladder right in the lobby so everyone would know it’s not finished yet.”
As the magazine described it, “The ladder was a necessary reminder because, to anyone’s eyes besides perhaps Schrager himself, the hotel looked exceptional, with practically every detail obviously obsessed over to the nth degree.”
The hotel is Located in the Mid-Beach area—the historic “heart of Miami Beach” between South Beach and North Beach—on a three and a half-acre private enclave stretching from Collins Avenue to the ocean shoreline. Its website boasts that, “The Miami Beach EDITION is not merely a hotel, but an elegantly designed, intricately interlinked complex of structures, spaces, and settings that together offer a new kind of resort environment. Every aspect of the traditional beach hotel has been re-imagined for the needs and desires of a new generation, and every thought given to enhancing a guest’s stay: for vacation, for relaxation—and for work.”
The Miami Beach Edition has 294 plush guest rooms, bungalows, suites and penthouses with a gourmet restaurant and a bar with a striking ocean view. There is also, of course, an outdoor pool, patios lounges and movie theaters give guests plenty of things to do, as the Miami Beach Edition provides an opportunity to get away from it all in world class style right in the hotel.
There is also an ice skating rink as well as a bowling alley but as Schrager said, “They’re not really for ice skating and bowling. They’re for having fun. It’s meant for socializing.”