Marriott International has announced the opening of the Moxy Miami South Beach, the brand’s first resort-style property. The 202-room hotel is located in the city’s Art Deco District, near landmarks such as the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Jackie Gleason Theatre, and Wolfsonian-FIU Museum.
The eight-story hotel welcomes guests into a lobby with a variety of indoor-outdoor spaces, in several private and semi-private enclaves. Guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and a décor inspired by the Clyde Mallory Line – an overnight ferry service that ran between Miami and Havana in the 1940s and 50s.
Rooms also feature custom pieces by Miami artist Aquarela Sabol which depict iconic artists such as Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso visiting South Beach.
Six dining concepts which draw on Mexican, Caribbean and local flavors include the retro-style Bar Moxy, all-day bodega and taco stand Los Buenos, open-air rooftop restaurant and bar Serena, and rooftop bar The Upside (which is also available for private events).
Seafood restaurant Como Como and mezcal lounge Mezcalista will open in April.
Other amenities include a fitness center inspired by the nearby Muscle Beach, a rooftop movie screening room, two pools with private cabanas, three flexible meeting rooms, and a Moxy Beach Club on Miami’s renowned South Beach.
Moxy Miami South Beach has been developed by Lightstone, with design that combines “the glamour of mid-century Havana, the artistry of contemporary Mexico City, and a tropical vibrancy that’s unmistakably Miami”.
Public spaces and guestrooms have been designed by Rockwell Group, while Kobi Karp Architecture has collaborated with Rockwell Group to create the exteriors. Meanwhile, Saladino Design Studios led the design on dining venues Serena, Como Como, and Mezcalista.
Marriott launched the Moxy brand in 2013, and currently has around 70 properties across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with recent openings including its first hotel in Texas, the Moxy Austin-University, and as part of Marriott’s first dual-branded property in the UK.