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The Miami Hotel Mambo is a dance that will never die, fellow contributor Juliana said back in April when she looked at the summer opening of The Plymouth Miami. A few days in Miami last week proved that statement to be true in more ways than one: there is tons of hotel news from all over the city (we’ll be sharing more over the next weeks) and in many cases the music has been playing long enough our legs would have given up ages ago had we actually been dancing.

Case in point is The Plymouth, which mambo’d its way past that projected summer opening to an official opening today, December 20. We popped over to the Collins Park neighbourhood for a preview of the Fernando Santangelo-led overhaul of the Art Moderne building, peeking into the rooms (there will be 110 in total across two buildings), the courtyard with pool, and of course, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, which will open just after Christmas.



These are the two buildings making up the hotel, a few blocks from Collins Ave (the tower in the distance in the first photo is The Setai, for orientation) and across the street from the Bass Museum of Art. The L-shape of the main building and the annexe create the courtyard space that is the heart of the hotel, which looks like this.


Many of the rooms overlooking the courtyard have Juliette balconies; you can just spy the large terrace that belongs to the hotel’s top-of-the-line two-bedroom suite in the corner of the L-shape. The terrace on the left on the ground floor is the outdoor space of Blue Ribbon – al fresco sushi!


This is the famous oval-shaped lobby, which did feel like stepping into a different era, helped by the vintage furniture and massive potted plants. During the day there will be golf cart shuttle service to a private area on South Beach with 150 lounge chairs.


The hotel offers six different room categories, from an entry-level standard to that two-bedroom suite. Three colour schemes include the dusty rose you see here, a neutral sand colour, and dark blue. Rooms differ in size, with some having the vanity in the bedroom (only suites have a freestanding bathtub, all other rooms have rain showers).

Finishing on Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, the 220-seater (that’s the max between indoor, outdoor and bar space) restaurant will bring the food you love from the Bromberg brothers and sushi master Toshi Ueki and their New York, Vegas and LA outposts. Dying to try some sushi and a new hotel at the same time? Opening specials are just under the $200 mark for a standard bedroom.

[Photos: LE Miami, The Plymouth]


Paul J DeVries
Paul J DeVries is a freelance travel writer and was previously a contributing editor for Based in London, he knows the city's hotel scene inside out, while also covering the latest in destinations around the world. When not checking out a new hotel, he checks in on the airlines and inflight products that get you there.

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