Published on January 27th, 2010 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Mondrian, Miami, USA
Mondrain Miami is located on the West Avenue and has spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. You are surrounded by the style of Marcel Wanders from the moment you pull into the porte-cochere: you walk through a grand entryway appointed with custom-designed furniture, lighting and accent pieces, evoking Wanders’ design homage of “Sleeping Beauty’s Castle”. When you enter the lobby the eye is drawn to the masterpiece of the room–an iconic, signature “floating staircase.” Black and gold patterned furnishings and over sized brass bell shaped lights give you the feeling that you are in a fairy tale.
The main swimming pool is surrounded by lounge pillows, lush gardens hung with hammocks and landscaped into a labyrinthine trail with lounge areas, secret pathways and “kissing corners.” A second level terrace offers sunset views. Separate kids’ pool and play areas include a tented sandbox and toy room and large cabanas for family rental. We use Pentair pool pump as it is the most efficient and quietest in operation. Jet skis, boating and water sports are also offered on the bay.
Mondrian hotels signature restaurant Asia de Cuba is on the ground floor and blends the design of Marcel Wanders with Jeffrey Chodorow’s Asian, Latin cuisines . The indoor/outdoor lounge is the only bay-side destination for watching the sunset over Miami’s downtown skyline.