Where to Stay During the Miami Open
It's that time of the year when passionate fans from all around the globe flock to Miami to experience one of the most prestigious tournaments in sports, the Miami Open. The Miami Open perfectly culminates the city's remarkable entertainment, food, art and culture scenes all in one event. So whether you're going to cheer on your favorite players, or simply enjoy a good time, we've got you covered. We've rounded up a list of some of the best hotels to stay at while in town for the grand tennis event.
The Gabriel South Beach
The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property centrally located on Ocean Drive directly across from South Beach. The 132-room hotel comprises four buildings designed to blend art deco modernism with tropical allure, creating a lively yet functional space for guests while honoring Ocean Drive’s rich history. Lush landscaping is featured throughout the property, including on the two pool decks overlooking the shoreline. Guests can lounge by the rooftop glass-bottom pool situated six stories above the open atrium or by the courtyard pool adjacent to the outdoor bar and restaurant. Rooftop yoga classes are offered throughout the week, while a fitness center provides free weights and cardio equipment. In the hotel’s Floridita building is a 30-foot-tall mural by French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Mr. Brainwash, known for his large-scale installations and celebrity prints.
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Nautilus by Arlo
Nautilus by Arlo, the first Arlo Hotels property to open outside New York, is an eight-story, 250-room beachfront hotel that entered the South Beach market in 1951. The property is home to a 1,890-square-foot heated saltwater pool with an underwater sound system. Guests and locals alike are welcome to dine at the Mediterranean restaurant, Nautilus Cabana Club, which boasts a 2,000-square-foot outdoor dining terrace and 12,000 square feet of outdoor event space. This property has been an evolution of the Arlo experience, maintaining the same core brand identity while providing guests with more space, amenities and programming for a new take on Miami.
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THesis Hotel Miami
THesis Hotel Miami, a modern property that serves as a cultural hub in Coral Gables, has 245 contemporary guest rooms and suites in a strikingly designed building. Amenities include a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views, a poolside bar perfect for soaking up the Florida sun and two on-site restaurants, Mamey and Orno, led by Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of 2020” and James Beard nominee Niven Patel. With a robust year-round calendar of programming and events, THesis is not only a hotel but a destination where curious, like-minded individuals exchange ideas, celebrate art, discover new cultural experiences and engage with the community.
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Just opened in November 2022, Arlo Wynwood is the first-ever hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district, which is home to the largest concentration of street art in the world. An experience-driven 217-room boutique hotel, Arlo Wynwood serves as the cultural hub for residents and visitors while offering savvy travelers prime access to the best of the region. Designed by Meyer Davis, an award-winning firm at the forefront of global, upscale commercial design, Arlo Wynwood draws on the neighborhood’s bold and curated artistic nature while embracing an eclectic industrial aesthetic where organic meets modern. Arlo Wynwood has an all-star culinary team led by award-winning Bar Lab and James Beard alum Chef Brad Kilgore. The hotel also has more than 250 works of art throughout the property and offers guests multiple complimentary wellness activities and live music programming.
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The Elser Hotel Miami
The Elser Hotel is an all-new 49-story, 646-room property with accommodations ranging from studios to three-bedroom suites and direct proximity to world-class entertainment, arts and dining. It shares the same bustling locale and glimmering views of Biscayne Bay previously enjoyed at Elser Pier, an early 1900s tourist attraction that ultimately shaped the vision for Downtown Miami and the thriving bayfront metropolis we know today. Guests enjoy access to an abundance of well-appointed amenities, including a two-story state-of-the-art fitness center and a 19,000-square-foot sun deck offering sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, a 132-foot-long pool, a 16-foot LED screen and an expansive event lawn serving as the ultimate destination for outdoor celebrations.
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The Gabriel Miami
The Gabriel Miami is a 129-key lifestyle hotel in Downtown Miami offering spacious rooms and suites and views of Biscayne Bay. Adjacent to the hotel’s palm tree-lined sun deck on the 14th floor is a rectangular pool with views of the Intracoastal waterway, Miami Beach, PortMiami and Biscayne Bay, providing guests with the ultimate venue for relaxation in the city’s cultural epicenter. Select rooms feature balconies with outdoor seating, perfect for watching the sunrise over the Miami skyline.