ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Escape News -

Now is the time to visit this Florida me­trop­o­lis, as De­sign Mi­ami sees cre­atives, prod­ucts and pageantry take over from 30 Novem­ber–4 De­cem­ber. We re­veal the sights not to be missed

VISIT Faena Fo­rum, an arts and cul­ture in­sti­tu­tion de­signed by Dutch ar­chi­tect Rem Kool­haas, is the lat­est launch in cult hote­lier Alan Faena’s epony­mous South Beach dis­trict. Built like a Ro­man fo­rum, the cir­cu­lar struc­ture will host ev­ery­thing from dance per­for­mances to de­bates, street food pop-ups and con­certs. The pink-mar­ble-floored ed­i­fice launches dur­ing De­sign­mi­ami and there­after will of­fer a pub­lic arts pro­gramme (faena.com). STAY Casa Clar­idges in Faena (above) looks like a 20th-cen­tury Ha­vana ho­tel on the out­side, but in­side re­veals eye-catch­ing red suites and a colo­nial-style white­washed court­yard full of bold art­works and leop­ard-print foot­stools (dou­bles from £266 per night; faena.com). Be­yond Faena, in a 1950s build­ing on South Beach re­stored by de­sign stu­dio Arqui­tec­ton­ica, Ho­tel Nau­tilus (right) has an el­e­gant salt­wa­ter swim­ming pool and, in­side, mar­ries trop­i­cal charm with luxe ma­te­ri­als to great ef­fect. Palm trees hang over teal vel­vet ban­quettes in the lobby and rooms are re­fresh­ingly pared back (dou­bles from £148 per night; six­ty­ho­tels.com/nau­tilus-south-beach). EAT Head to Ari­ete ( be­low), which serves what it calls ‘Sun­day-supper-style meals’ such as farm­house rolls, toma­toes and bur­rata and kale tortellini in a bright, airy din­ing room (ari­etemi­ami.com). Klima, mean­while, is a trendy-yet-wel­com­ing Barcelona-in­spired brasserie with a menu fea­tur­ing ja­mon iberico, fen­nel carpac­cio and Crema Cata­lana for pud­ding. Flos lights hang above comfy cush­ioned benches and Vi­tra chairs ( kli­mami­ami.com).

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