Miami Beach Edition- First Look
A Look Inside Ian Schrager’s New Hotel
There’s certainly no shortage of hotels in Miami Beach, whether modern and sleek or historic and art deco, but there is always room for a new edition hotel to enter the playing game.
Ian Schrager, a well-known hotelier and Marriot, have partnered up to bring to us Miami Beach Edition, a hotel of the times. Schrager returns to the Miami Beach scene after 17 years to introduce his masterpiece which is also a residential project.
The lobby looks like a winter garden in a wedding cake: a gorgeous white space with marble floors, tall ceilings, and gold-tiled columns—all original. Design team Yabu Pushelberg, which did the building interiors, accented the space with leafy green palm trees that give an otherwise grand lobby human scale, creating conversation areas and dividing up the warehouse-size space. “It’s one of the few hotels in Miami Beach where the lobby has an ocean view,” says Schrager. In the lobby—as in almost anywhere else in the hotel—up-tempo Latin music is always playing, arranged by Miami native Jauretsi Saizarbitoria and her mother, Totty. (Saizarbitoria’s grandfather, Juan Saizarbitoria, founded the popular Havana/ Miami hot spot Centro Vasco.) If anything, the lobby is reminiscent of the good old days of Miami Beach. The palatial, dreamy feeling is very present, except here you’re not on a Hollywood soundstage.
Photos courtesy of Ocean Drive Magazine.