Miami, officially the City of Miami, is a coastal metropolis located in Miami-Dade County in southeastern Florida. With a population of 442,241 as of the 2020 census, it is the second-most populous city in Florida, eleventh-most populous city in the Southeast, and 44th-most populous city in the United States
Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell founded the celebrated Studio 54 in 1977. After that Schrager created the American boutique hotel, with Morgans, the Paramount and the Royalton in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Hollywood, pastel and vaguely Midcentury look, is by Martin Brudnizki, who also did the nearby Soho Beach House (every hotel in Miami these days seems to be designed by Brudnizki, Roman and Williams or Yabu Pushelberg). The staff has been carefully selected and snaps to attention when guests arrive. Rooms are a good size and many have terraces. There is no grand lobby as there is with, say, the Edition, but there are plenty of gathering spots and the twin pools, with stacked, stadium seating in three tiers, offer unobstructed views of the water and, of course, of each other, all of which developed lively lobbies. Some doubted that Schrager’s freewheeling ideas would mesh with his corporate partner, the Marriott company, in making a line of boutique hotels, and the first experiment, in Waikiki, was not promising.
Clandestino is one of the newer nightclubs to open in Bogotá and the people going here know how to party! This is going to have Bogotá’s fashionable & trendy crowd so be sure to dress up. The club is a bit hidden and you need to walk up four flights of stairs to get to it. One floor has reggeaton and current top hits and the other has a rooftop with electronic house music. They also have an insane BRUNCH PARTY once a month so be sure to visiting their Instagram to see when the next one is.
Laure, Milan and Frederic took a leap of faith when they set out to convert a large dilapidated Art Deco hotel into a definitive luxury haunt on South Beach. Luckily for all, their gamble paid off and now The Webster is not only the ultimate destination for the fashion squad but it’s also a highly-sought after party location. Stella McCartney, Valentino and Kelly Klein have all used The Webster’s glamorous ambience to launch new projects. The designer collections at The Webster are by Martin Margiela, Olivier Theyskens, Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander Wang and Jil Sander, and customers are coddled as if they’re at the designer’s own salon. Happy hour at the rooftop bar on the third floor starts promptly at 4pm.
The Pérez Art Museum
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) moved into the Herzog & de Meuron building on Biscayne Bay just south of the MacArthur Causeway in December 2013. If the name is unfamiliar, that’s because this institution used to be called MAM (Miami Art Museum). And even that was fairly young, having been founded in 1996 and not known for its permanent collection. That changed when the new building was begun, by the Pritzker-prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. Jorge Pérez donated $35 million in money and art in 2012. In 2013 Debra and Dennis Scholl, highly regarded collectors, donated 300 of their own pieces. Now the museum will have to stitch those holdings together into a coherent permanent collection. Pérez collected mainly Latin American artists; the Scholls collected conceptual and cutting-edge art from all over the world. The solution seems to be the invention of a notion of collecting on the Atlantic “rim”, i.e. from everywhere except Asia. The museum has a series of special exhibitions, including a commissioned installation and retrospective of the work of Ai Weiwei and a retrospective for Cuban artist Amelia Peláez del Casal. If nothing else the new museum, with its view of the bay and the cruise ship port, is a great space for special events.
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