The best hotels feel more like destinations unto themselves—or at the very least, they’re a whole lot more than a bed, an orchid, and four walls. In fact, there are so many hotels that do this so well that it can be tricky to narrow down the list. We homed in on the four ultimate destination hotels in the country.
Goop picks NBWW designed Miami Beach Edition
The best hotels feel more like destinations unto themselves—or at the very least, they’re a whole lot more than a bed, an orchid, and four walls. In fact, there are so many hotels that do this so well that it can be tricky to narrow down the list. Tricky, but not impossible. We homed in on the four ultimate destination hotels in the country. Between them, you’ll find naturalist-led immersion on the California coast, a camping experience amid the skyscrapers of Chicago, a Buddhist-inspired spa in Aspen, and an ice-skating rink/bowling alley/nightclub combo in, of course, Miami. Check in to any of the above and we’re pretty sure boredom will never be a problem.
THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION – designed by NBWW
The beautifully redone Miami Beach EDITION (formerly the Seville Hotel, built in 1955) is the place for all things Miami. There’s the fashionable, creative crowd; a palm-fringed lobby; a pair of slick swimming pools; and a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant. But the best part of the entire place might be the Basement, an underground adult playground that includes a nightclub, an ice-skating rink, and a bowling alley. The Art Basel parties here are some of the hottest tickets every December, and DJs travel from all over the world to play. If the setting seems to give off serious ’70s disco vibes, that makes sense: The whole place was the idea of nightlife legend Ian Schrager, who once had another disco you may have heard of, Studio 54. Designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe (NBWW) from South Florida.
After all that partying, it’s nice to know that Miami’s culinary renaissance has been accompanied by a (very welcome) group of health-centric openings in the past few years. Now three locations strong, Dirt has a simple but great breakfast menu, with smoothies and shots, plus a seriously good bacon, egg, and cheese, if next-morning recovery is necessary. At Lilikoi, which is primarily known for fresh salads and wraps, there’s a full brunch menu with organic, locally sourced takes on every breakfast classic, including mimosas and the restaurant’s famous Sake Bloody Marys. Los Fuegos, by Chef’s Table star Francis Mallmann, could still be the city’s hottest opening in years. For a more low-key dinner, head over to Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the Design District for great Mediterranean food in a pretty garden setting. If you don’t feel like leaving the hotel, the Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION is just what you’d expect from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who marries Latin American and Caribbean flavors in a gorgeous, dimly lit space overlooking the pool. Don’t miss the spicy tuna tartare and sweet pea guacamole to start; all of the tacos are sure to be crowd-pleasers.
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