by Norman Lee
For all you Art Deco Fans, a stay at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand is a must. Located in the heart of South Beach, this Art Deco landmark building sits on one of the sexiest beaches in the world. Steps away from Miami Beach’s popular shopping street, Lincoln Road, it is walking distance from the trendiest restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Plus, boutiques like Armani and Versace are just one block away!
This iconic hotel was built in 1940 and embellished in the 50s. After finishing a $150 million renovation, the new Shelborne reemerged as an exciting lifestyle destination for world travelers and jet setters. Meg Sharpe of Meg Sharpe interiors masterfully mingles Art Deco elements with contemporary vibrant spaces.
OASIS BEACH CLUB
One of our favorite amenities of the hotel is the Oasis Beach Club. Just behind the hotel, you will find a private beach club with teak cushioned chaises, day beds, cabanas, umbrellas and magical beachside cocktail service. Relax with the sounds of gentle waves kissing pristine white sand beaches while you sip on sweet minty classic mojitos. If relaxing isn’t your thing and its adventure you seek, try scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking and paddle boarding, just steps away.
The rooms are vintage yet chic. Pastel and aquamarine colors are prevalent throughout the suites with a whimsical flair. The boutique property features 200 timeless vivid suites with sprawling ocean and city views. European accents, contemporary furniture and silver retro lamps sit throughout the space. Sleep like a baby with 300 thread count cotton linens by FRETTE and enjoy all natural bath amenities. Nostalgic black and white pictures hang throughout the rooms of Miami Beach in the 1960s.
THE SARSAPARILLA CLUB
The Sarsaparilla club blends classic with modern with the iconic style of South Beach. It is one of the few places in the world where you can feast on traditional Cantonese Dim Sum and American Comfort food int he same place. With a farm-fresh and conscientious approach to dining, it offers sweet corn “grits,” grilled graffiti eggplant, rock shrimp, pork tenderloin and even a 24 oz. steak. Beet and short rib dumplings, pork belly bacon steamed buns and drunken deviled eggs give the menu an added flair.
The spa is all about purity, tranquility and soft sounds of water flowing. At the Blue Harmony Spa, you can request a variety of services from advanced skincare to Natura Bisse body treatments. Don’t let the spa limit you as their services are available all throughout the property. Indulge in a variety of massages, facials and nail treatments in a poolside cabana, beach side or even your private room. Spa parties and a popular request for groups of women and bachelorette parties.
For more information, visit the Shelborne Wyndham Grand, Miami Beach.