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Review: SLS Brickell Miami

by Christyn Pek

Mar 30, 2023

PHOTO: © SLS BRICKELL

March 2023

ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: My colleague and I stayed at SLS Brickell Miami last fall, located in the neighborhood of Brickell near dozens of cafés and restaurants. The building’s colorful architecture fascinated us both as we drove through the valet area and were greeted at the door by a friendly bellman. The front desk was accommodating and attentive with information about both the property and its surrounding areas. We were thrilled to find we were only a 10-minute walk from Brickell City Center, one of our favorite spots to shop in all of Miami.

GUEST QUARTERS: As I stepped out of the elevator, black- and-white-striped walls led me through the corridors to the entrance of my Premier King room. Inside, I discovered a sleek and sophisticated room and was drawn to the patterned carpeting and glow of the lights that emphasized the minibar. The Philippe Starck-designed room presented a sexy yet minimalist vibe utilizing a pink, black and white palette paired with art and mirrors galore. The bed sat in the middle of the room, with a desk on the rear side equipped with an espresso machine and a minibar next to the door leading to the large balcony overlooking the skyline of Brickell.

PHOTO: © SLS BRICKELL

SERVICES/AMENITIES: The stunning SLS Altitude Pool deck offers a luxurious urban oasis featuring two refreshing infinity pools, a fully equipped bar, comfortable chaise longues and shaded cabanas. Huge flower pots holding shrubs make up the outside wall of the deck and are also interspersed among the lounge chairs. The atmosphere and the city view make SLS’s pool deck my top choice in Miami, offering a refreshing experience mixed with fun and relaxation. During my stay a vibrant, giant rubber duck statue stood at the western edge of the rooftop; an artist was decorating it for Art Basel, changing it to reflect Miami trends.

Fi’lia, the on-site restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch and DJ sets. Guests can enjoy dishes from the wood-fired oven and grill, handmade pizzas and pasta. The restaurant celebrates the essence of a fresh and pure approach to food and drink served in an unpretentious setting.

SLS helps guests keep up with fitness goals and routines with a full-sized gym featuring all the favorite workout essentials in three rooms: one for larger cardio and cable machines, followed by a space with dumbbells leading into a yoga and meditation room. No need to stress over finding a gym when you have access to this one!

TOP TAKEAWAYS:

  • The SLS Brickell proves an awesome hotel with a spacious, clean and artistic atmosphere.
  • Great for a couple’s getaway
  • A spectacular location in the heart of downtown Brickell
  • Lively and fun amenities and top-of-the-line service

SLS BRICKELL MIAMI
1300 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
tel 305 239 1300
book.ennismore.com

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