Yesterday, Miami Beach Edition, the swanky new hotel from Ian Schrager, opened in Mid Beach, replacing the historic Seville Hotel. Sure, fine, there's a pretty sweet gift shop, but let's talk about the food and the booze.
In the lobby, find ocean views, as well as a bar serving champagne, mojitos, and a daily rum punch. There's also the indoor Matador Room, serving a modern interpretation of Latin cuisine from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Matador Bar, as well as the outdoor Matador Terrace, which opens early for breakfast and lunch.
Also outside, find the restored Sundial restaurant and bar offering "refreshing poolside food" and drinks. Nearby, play ping pong or bocce ball or enjoy a film at the outdoor movie theatre.
Housed in the basement are an ice skating rink, a night club, and a late-night bowling alley with a bar menu crafted by Vongerichten. Back upstairs near the lobby, a 24-hour coffee shop and market— fittingly called Market— is "part patisserie, part boulangerie, and part salumeria."
Inspired by the great century-old markets of San Miguel in Madrid and La Boqueria in Barcelona, this 21st century food bazaar will offer next-generation casual gourmet fast food around the clock at a series of bustling counters, an open-air café, and a take-out area; an enticing range of healthy international items—from pizza and panini to baked goods, from ceviche and tapas to shakes and smoothies—will be found on its constantly rotating menus.
Market hopes to cater to locals as well as guests of the hotel.
Word on the street is that the team behind Edition is in the process of making a local's club, where members will have access to certain amenities and discounted valet. If you've got more on Edition, do send a note through the tipline.
Update: The local's club is a beach club membership. In addition to offering discounted amenities and valet, it offers beach chairs and beach access.