In early 2021, Infinity Hospitality will open the Esmé Miami Beach, a boutique hotel located along Miami Beach’s historic pedestrian plaza Española Way. Originally built as a 1920s artist village, the Spanish-Mediterranean revival property is comprised of eight buildings featuring 145 hotel rooms and five original food and beverage concepts.
Using the property as a canvas, Jessica Schuster Design has created a whimsical backdrop for the Esmé lifestyle. Calling upon an artful combination of emerald greens (a nod to the property’s namesake), mauves, chartreuse, rich mahogany tones, and gold accents, Schuster borrows from yesterday, today, and tomorrow to take guests on a journey through her modern interpretation of classic chic design. No one space resembles another, but each area feels like an era redefined. A juxtaposition between quirky and calculated, every detail of the hotel’s design creates an ambiance that pays homage to Española Way’s original mission: to offer a setting where artists can thrive.
Each of Esmé’s eight buildings situated along Española Way are connected by intimate paseos, the original arteries of a “Spanish Village,” the official name for the entire Española Way historic district in 1925. The maze alleys and courtyards feel akin to the pueblos of Spain and Latin America. Here guests will find two of the property’s soon-to-be-announced signature food & beverage venues, each offering intimate indoor and outdoor spaces. Both concepts were designed to offer their own unique journey within the reimagined “Esmé Village,” and can be accessed through the property’s paseos.
Photo: Courtesy of Infinity Hospitality