After the disintegration of the Thompson relationship with the newly revived Victor Hotel in 2013, the brand finally has a Miami hotel to call its own. Opening last week, the quite fabulous new Thompson Miami Beach eeks onto the scene just before the big Art Basel schmooze-a-thon comes to town in early December—so expect an immediate a-list invasion of its 380 breezy chic rooms.
This being a Thompson, however, it’s hard to imagine anyone spending all that much time sleeping. To wit, James Beard Award winning chef Michelle Bernstein’s 267-seat Seagape brasserie will be drawing droves of epicures into its subtly sexy vintage mod surroundings, while party people hit up the glamorous, Havana-chic 1930’s House for Espana-inspired bites and cool cocktails, or the Crown Room, for more laid back sipping and elbow rubbing.
There are also lavish, sculpted tropical gardens by renowned landscape architect Raymond Jungles (we swear, that’s his name) a splashy namesake spa, and a pair of heated pools–the latter featuring a trio of private bungalows, for those particularly luminous human beings.
Let the pageantry begin…