In the curiously chic few blocks tucked between the small scale Art Deco Hotels along Ocean Drive and the large retro resorts north of Collins Park, a few mid-size boutique properties attract a who’s-who of world class celebrities and artists with their discrete charm, alluring retro vibe and capital- S-for-Style. While the Sagamore Hotel may not have immediate name dropping recognition, it does enjoy it’s unique designation as “The Art Hotel” because the lobby houses a remarkable modern art collection and American Art Photographer Spencer Tunick photographed one of his notorious group nude series in and around the pool deck.
Providing easy access to all the action of Collins Avenue and the prime shopping at Lincoln Road Mall, the Sagamore’s 93 suites, two-story bungalows and luxe penthouses are an ideal refuge for visitors who need a little extra room to move and groove during their South Beach vacation. Studios start at 350 square feet and include king beds, whirlpool tubs, a handy kitchenette and work table. Suites of one- and two-bedrooms are 650 square feet and include wet bars, separate living rooms with sofa beds, 42″ flat panel TVs with DVD and gaming systems, and balconies overlooking the pool. Bungalows along the garden and pool are like the perfect “home away from home” with two floors of mod space to relax in a whirlpool bath, watch TV, or dine out on the terrace.
If you want to plan the ultimate Girls/Guys Gone Wild Weekend, the Sagamore’s rooftop penthouse has 1,800 square feet of luxuriously appointed interior space and another 1,800 square foot private rooftop sun deck with views to the city and the sea. Party in the three bedroom, two bath hideaway with contemporary loft-style living and dining rooms and a fully stocked kitchen and bar. Decor throughout the hotel is bright white with bold Pop Art color accents and a modernist’s eye for detail. The gym, spa, video garden and pool deck are clean, spare and reflect the edgy architectural vibe of the property. What is most remarkable is the bold modern art that adorns the walls in all of the public spaces. The collection makes guests feel like they are at play in the middle of a dynamic New York Art Gallery in the heart of Miami Beach.
1671 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139