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Where to Stay During Miami Swim Week

Photo credit: Shelborne South Beach

Fashionistas and bikini lovers rejoice as Miami’s iconic fashion festival returns. Miami Swim Week is returning to the Magic City this summer, unveiling some of the latest and most coveted swim and resort-wear fashion designs. 

With so many different activations and shows, it is essential that show-goers stay in a central location. From events at the Paraiso Miami to events at the Faena, we’ve rounded up some of the closest and hottest hotels to stay at during Miami Swim Week.

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The Balfour Hotel

The Balfour Hotel is a historic property, formerly known as The Lord Balfour Hotel, with 82 guest rooms and suites spread out over two Art-Deco style buildings connected by an enchanting courtyard. Designed in 1940 by Anton Skislewicz, an important architect behind Miami Beach’s Art Deco history, The Balfour Hotel caters to design-conscious visitors with a unique style that has an undeniably timeless appeal. An elevated, plunge pool with an underwater window provides the perfect Instagram shot of swimmers behind the glass wall. Terracotta mosaic tiles, chaise lounges and ratan lounge seating invite guests to sunbathe and enjoy the seasonal rotations of refreshers including frozen grapes and fruit smoothies.

The Gabriel Miami

The Gabriel Miami is a 129-key lifestyle hotel in Downtown Miami, offering spacious rooms and suites  and views of Biscayne Bay. Adjacent to the hotel’s palm-tree-lined sun deck on the 14th floor is a rectangular pool with views of the intracoastal waterway, the Miami Beach skyline, PortMiami and Biscayne Bay, providing guests with the ultimate venue for relaxation and tranquility among the city’s cultural epicenter. Select rooms feature balconies with outdoor seating, providing the ultimate venue for watching the sunrise over the Miami skyline.

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The Gabriel South Beach

The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property located on Ocean Drive in South Beach.  The boutique property has with two pools, including a show-stopping, glass bottom pool on the roof overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and  is comprised of three individual buildings – including the historic Park Central Hotel, Heathcote Apartments and the Imperial Hotel, presenting travelers with the classic Art Deco design and architecture synonymous with Miami Beach. Guests will find a 30-foot-tall mural by the French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Mr. Brainwash, known for his large-scale installations and prints of celebrities like Madonna, Kate Moss, and Marilyn Monroe and his practice of subverting cultural iconography similar to Andy Warhol and Banksy. The hotel blends Art Deco modernism with tropical allure.

The Shelborne South Beach 

The Shelborne was originally built in 1940 and designed by famed Art Deco architects Igor Polevitsky and Thomas Triplett Russel. Located just minutes away from Collins Ave, the Shelborne is a prime location to stay in  It was embellished in the 1950s by Neo-baroque design master Morris Lapidus. The property houses an iconic Art Deco pool, David’s Cafe (For authentic Cuban coffee) and The Drawing Room bar. Finally, head out to the pool for a relaxed vibe and traditional South Beach nostalgia. There’s also an amazing Oasis Garden, offering various moon watching events and fitness programming on weekends.