Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Miami, Florida - Thompson Miami Beach Hotel

Salad by the pool
I just got back from a long weekend in Miami for the three day wedding extravaganza of my dear friend from London. People flew in from all corners of the world, and our combined jet lag notwithstanding, we all managed to party into the wee hours of the night as we celebrated this great couple over the course of 72 hours. Most of the wedding guests stayed at the Thompson Miami Beach Hotel, which served as our home base for the weekend.

The hotel is located right on the water, and gives you access to their private beach with lounge chairs reserved for hotel guests only. If you don't want to fry in the Florida sun, be warned that umbrellas cost $20 extra, even if you are staying at the hotel.

The Thompson is a block from the Soho Beach House and about two blocks from the famous Fontainebleau Hotel, so fairly high up from Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, but certainly still close enough to get to all of the action.

My friend and I shared a deluxe double queen room with city view on the tenth floor, decorated by famous interior designer Martin Brudnizki. 

Breakfast in the morning was served al fresco on the terrace of the Seagrape Restaurant: 

We had cocktails one evening at the bar of the Seagrape as well, featured below:

It's certainly not a bad place to spend a weekend, especially when it is still freezing and grey in London and much of the States.

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