Miami has always been known for its vibrant lifestyle. With its manicured beaches, delicious restaurants, fabulous nightclubs and constant sunshine seven days a week there is no question why it’s a huge hotspot and a destination choice for many Canadians.
In the last year Miami’s cityscape gained a newcomer to the U.S. hospitality scene. With the development of the Brickell City Centre, a large-scale, mixed-use project in the Brickell financial district of Miami, came the East Miami Hotel, Swire Hotels’ first U.S. property.
With 352 rooms (89 of which are residence suits) East Miami attracts young professionals who come to town for business and for pleasure. With two restaurants, a poolside bar lounge, 20,000 square feet of event space with phenomenal views of the Miami skyline, and a rooftop garden that makes you feel like you have stumbled upon a Balinese oasis there is no question that this property offers an unconventional experience for those interested in innovation, elegance and personalized boutique service.
The best part about being a guest at the hotel is that you can ‘stay in’ to go out! With East Miami’s two restaurants come some of the best food and nightlife scenes Miami has to offer. Conte Nast Traveler recently voted East Hotel’s Rooftop Bar and tapas restaurant Sugar as ‘The best rooftop bar in the United States’! Occupying the top two floors of the hotel, Sugar is an Asian inspired garden oasis in the heart of the city. With unimpeded views of the Miami skyline, delicious cocktails and a well curated Asian Tapas menu it is easy to lose track of time and spend a whole afternoon/evening eating and drinking under the stars. This rooftop lounge also features a wrap-around deck made of Brazilian teak and a Belinese bar carved out of reclaimed oak!
East Miami’s Quinto La Huella restaurant is also a ‘must’ when staying at the hotel or visiting the city. This Uruguay-inspired restaurant located on the 5th floor of the hotel features a large beautiful outdoor patio, elegant bar and a wood burning parrilla. Since opening, the restaurant has become quiet the urban sanctuary and caters to both hotel guest and local professionals working in the downtown core. Their menu is a mixture of sushi, seafood and grilled meats that are cooked to perfection in front of you on their parrilla. The restaurant prides itself on featuring simple dishes with only the best ingredients. With that being said the food here is delicious; from the cocktails to the dessert everything I ate was made with great care and embodies the culture cuisine the restaurant is inspired from.
To encourage business travellers and first time visitors the East Hotel is offering special packages, room rates and incentives to help you experience all that the hotel has to offer. Located in the Brickell City Centre it takes only 15 minutes to drive to the hotel from Miami International Airport. Built on top of the Brickell Plaza, East Miami is conveniently connected to a huge shopping mall and popular Miami districts like Wynwood, The Design District and South Beach making it the perfect place for you to stay on your next trip to Miami. To learn more about the hotel, room rates and special offers please visit www.east-miami.com