The Plymouth — Miami, USA
In a nice contrast to the flashy super brands gracing Miami’s South Beach, The Plymouth brings out the city’s softer side. Discreetly located in the cultural Collins Park district, across from The Bass Museum of Art, the 1940s Art Deco building has been reimagined by designer Fernando Santangelo - also behind the lauded redesign of the Chateau Marmont in the 1990s - to reveal a chic, timeless look thanks to a thoughtful mix of vintage and new furnishings and a strategic use of colour.
The original oval lobby is kitted out with ruby velvet chairs, murals by famed 20th-century artist Roman Chatov, and lush greenery, while upstairs, the sun-drenched rooms take on an airier vibe with bare walls, ceilings fans and pale pink or royal blue headboards.
Fittingly, the food and drink at The Plymouth is just as considered; celebrated New York restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg have opened an outpost of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill adjacent to the lobby, where diners can tuck into pristine sushi and signature fried chicken before retiring with a cocktail to one of the swing benches on the street-front terrace.