Townhouse Hotel, Miami

Town House

Collins Avenue in Miami, think block after block full of high rise designer hotels, The Shore Club, SLS, W, Delano, The Setai, the list goes on & on. There’s one hotel that I found in December just off Collins Avenue that’s a perfect little beach hotel. This is Townhouse, originally built in the 30’s you just have to walk a few minutes down the road to find the beach. Designed by one my all time favourite interior designers, India Mahdavi. The hotel is part Art Deco style with a modern twist on hospitality. There is a gorgeous rooftop bar & Bond Street Lounge in the basement, Miami’s outpost of the famed New York sushi restaurant. With 69 bedrooms & 2 penthouses, you’d be surprised how relaxed and calm the hotel is. Never feeling overcrowded, Townhouse offers just the right amount of calm in a city that never sleeps. I stayed during Art Basel 2012 where Miami was probably at capacity hotel wise. I checked-in early evening and with a quick change had to head straight out for a private dinner with my partner in crime for the week, Elle for a dinner hosted by Swarovski on the terrace at the Delano Hotel, just a couple of blocks down. What a way to start off my week in Miami, beautiful.

Townhouse really came alive the next morning. In usual LWSY style, I was up at the crack of dawn to have my usual sneak peek around the hotel before everyone else woke up. I headed straight down to breakfast in search of a strong coffee, & what a great layout. Instead of sitting down restaurant style, you are simply invited to help yourself to pastries, muffins and coffee in giant thermos flasks. You can either sit in the beautiful conservatory, flooded with that heavenly Miami sunshine,  each table with some hazelnut spread & jams, or simply grab a tray, stack high with your stash of muffins, & use the takeaway cups for your drinks. Kew run back to the lift without anyone seeing how much you’ve taken. Note – Partner in crime was most grateful for her breakfast in bed. The roof terrace is really very sweet, it was a shame not to have seen it the night before, but early morning I had the place to myself (yes I did a few jumps of glee to be in Miami finally), where was the sea? which way to look with my 360 views?! I was excited for my day ahead.

The porch as you arrive has a pair of very sweet swing chairs, much of the furniture was custom made & designed by Mahdavi, a few of those pieces went into further development & are now still available to purchase. The lighting in the bedrooms are simple versions of Mahdavi’s Swing Series of lights, and the colours she’s used are reminiscent of her current style to this day. I mentioned to India on a recent meeting in Paris that I had stayed at Townhouse & she was pleased to know it was still a desirable destination. Although the hotel is lacking swimming pool, I guess it’s not the most important amenity, especially when you’re in town for work, who’s got time to use the pool?!!

Town House

Town House

Lobby

I loved these little snugs, the perfect spot to catch up some emails before I headed our for the day…

Town House

I loved how each room is given a beach ball to take home, mine still sits proudly on my armchair in my living room…

Town House

Town House

Breakfast…

Town House

Breakfast

Bond Street Lounge & restaurant…

Town House

The terrace…

Rooftop

Rooftop entrance artwork…

Town House

Town House

Entrance porch…

Town House

Images courtesy of Townhouse & LWSY

One comment on “Townhouse Hotel, Miami”

  1. Rosanna says:

    I wandered over here from your post on Triptease, and your review here is great. Love the photos. Thanks!

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