Miami's Vice: Edition Hotel by Yabu Pushelberg

Snapshot: The 60's swing on at the newly redesigned Miami Beach Edition, formerly Seville Beach Hotel, thanks to international design firm Yabu Pushelberg who preserved architectural details from the original building while mellowing the frenetic vibe of the era, and area.

Despite the clever choice to host an exclusive grand opening party in the midst of the Art Basel bacchanal, Yabu Pushelberg designed the interior of the Establishment, the rooms and suites especially, with refined quietude in mind. Natural fibers and neutral tones abound which speak of the sandy beaches below, and bring an overall lightness to the space. The room design is pared-down and simple with clean lines and clear surfaces, while still offering plush comfort.

The Matador Bar tips it's hat to Miami's see and be seen party scene with a large open oval layout and cozy sprawling couches along the walls for a perfect view of the room from any seat. Highly saturated photos of (you guessed it) matadors hung salon style throughout the bar infuse the space with a 60's technicolor vibe, which is softened and refined by lovely dark walnut floors and cove lighting.

Other original elements found throughout the building include gilt mosaic-tiled columns and a white and black stone floor in the lobby which Yabu Pushelberg juxtaposed against soft natural materials used in the lounge area, as well as the original radial sundeck, a staple of the beach resort, dotted with ample linen daybeds and copious arrays of pillows. The original curvilinear pool was also preserved, counter-balanced by a new rectangular pool both surrounded by lounge chairs and private cabanas in what is Miami's largest poolside experiences. The rest of the grounds offer multitudes of games and diversions including a bowling alley, and ice rink, and of course, a night club.

The Edition Hotel is successful combination of retro and ultra modern design. Yabu Pushelberg simply and assertively wove neutral colors and natural materials throughout the more bold existing elements of the hotel, creating an easy balance between a refined modern luxury, and the brash and playful elements that define Miami Beach culture.

Photography courtesy of Miami Beach Edition