Nestled on 70,000 square feet of pristine beachfront property, The Miami Beach EDITION is a fresh, modern remake of 1950’s glamour. Built on the shell of the original Seville Hotel, The EDITION retains the best features of the classic hotel while infusing the new property with layers of luxury and style all it’s own.
Miami Beach EDITION · South Beach
Located in Mid-Beach—the historic “heart of Miami Beach” between South Beach and North Beach—on a 3.5-acre private enclave stretching from Collins Avenue to the ocean shoreline, The Miami Beach EDITION is not merely a boutique hotel. Here you’ll find an elegantly designed, intricately interlinked complex of structures, spaces and settings that together offer a new kind of luxury 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, whether for vacation, relaxation or work.
“Go to the Editon” is our response to anyone asking the question, "Where's the cool new spot to dine on South Beach?"
Nestled on 70,000 square feet of pristine beachfront property, The Edition is a fresh, modern remake of 1950’s glamour. Built on the shell of the original Seville Hotel, The Edition retains the best features of the classic hotel while infusing the new property with layers of luxury and style all it’s own. As you enter the grand, white marble lobby you’re immediately enveloped in 360 degrees of luxury hospitality, complete with bowling, ice skating, Basement nightclub and the Jean-Georges Vongerichten helmed Market, Matador Room / Matador Room. Jean-Georges is also responsible for all the food and beverage on the property including room service.
Market, located just off the main lobby is an unpretentious and approachable gourmet market serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Market is designed for you to grab and go but the elegant and inviting cafe will have you wanting to pull up a seat and indulge in the freshly made pastries and pizzas as you contemplate whether? to spend the day lounging at the pool or the beach, decisions, decisions.
The kale salad ($12) with parmesan dressing and mint is one of our personal favorites and an easy grab and go decision.
Have a little more time, try the organic egg sandwich ($15) with smoked ham and gruyere or the Mushroom, garlic-parsley oil organic farm egg pizza, one of seven you’ll find on the menu.
Take a walk around the indulgent pastry counter or select a manchego or taleggo cheese to complete your charcuterie plate.
The brainchild of legendary hotelier credited with co-creating of the boutique hotel category, Ian Schrager preserves the classic elements of the legendary 50’s hotel, but imbibed the property with its own modern sophistication.
This reverence for the property’s rich history can be seen in the Matador Room and Matador Bar. The Matador Room takes it name from the original Seville hotel that played host to the rich and famous and was a favorite of Frank Sinatra and the Rat pack.
The walls of the Matador Bar are adorned with a series of limited edition photographs by Lucien Clergue, a long-time friend Pablo Picasso. The series is inspired by Picasso and reflects the beauty and duality of the Matador.
The Matador Bar overlooks the pool deck and is both decadent and inviting. The floating bar in the center of the room is flanked with custom furniture and banquettes of walnut and velvet. Pull up a seat at the bar and try the signature cocktail “The Pineapple”, (Elyx vodka, Palo Cortado sherry, salted caramel bitters, pineapple and rosemary syrup). At $30 it’s a steep price for a cocktail until you consider that it’s actually two drinks in one.
Another unique cocktail is the Muleta ($27) named after the stick that the red cloth hangs from in the final third act of a bullfight. A mix of Cardinal Mendoza de Jerez, Pedro Ximenez sherry, Olorosso sherry and chocolate bitters the drink is garnished with a sliver of Pata Nega Jamon, widely regarded as the finest ham in the world. If your palette and wallet are in the mood for something a little more traditional try the Belamonte ($18), a Zapaca rum and Pedro Ximenez sherry cocktail with hints of apple juice and bitters.
As you move from the bar to the attached Matador Room the continuity of the experience seamlessly follows you. The Matador Room’s sunken dining room, a homage to the Plaza de Toros, is opened only for dinner while it’s attached outdoor terrace is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It’s important, and necessary, to note that the Matador Room is not a Spanish restaurant. You will not find tapas here. Instead, what you will find is that Jean-Georges has created a relaxed Latin and Caribbean inspired menu that emphasizes fresh, locally produced ingredients. The arroz and chicken with crispy skin is a must try, served with a habanero pepper sauce that delivers both flavor and a spicy kick.
Looking for something light? The Charred Florida Octopus ($16) with crispy potatoes is a small dish, but big on flavor.
The grilled (or crispy) Florida Black Grouper Tacos ($12) with aioli and cabbage-chili pickles are light and perfect for al fresco dining in Miami.
If you’re craving something on the larger side the caramelized seas scallops ($39) with drawn butter and smoked chillies is a good choice for a main course. The scallops were fresh, sweet and cooked perfectly.
Also worth trying is the Marinated grilled NY Strip ($37) with fries and Chimichurri, a sauce made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and white wine vinegar popular in Latin American countries.
End your evening with a glass of NV PX Viejisimo, Maestro Sierra Jerez, Sherry and pair it with the chocolate marshmallow cake, malted ganache for a truly decadent finale.
The Miami Beach Edition is one of the most elegant hotels to grace Miami Beach in years. It is a perfect combinaiton of luxury and style and we recommend you stop in for visit and stay awhile.
The Miami Beach Edition is located at 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.