Moxy Miami Offers South-of-the-Border Dining and Drinking Options into South Beach
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Six food-and-drink theories have arrived with Moxy Miami South Beach, the first resort-style land under Marriott International’s Moxy Hotels manufacturer, currently open from the Art Deco District.Marriott’s millennial-focused manufacturer, that thus far figures more than 70 properties across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, debuted at 915 Washington Avenue at February having the eight-story, 202-room hotel with 2 swimming pools, and a gym with an outdoor gym, along with the nearby Moxy Beach Club. “The project was originally conceived about five years ago when the distance consisted of a few low-rise retail buildings along Washington Avenue,” Mitchell Hochberg, president of Lightstone, the developer behind the project, tells New Times. “We were able to preserve the first 1930s Art Deco storefronts while incorporating a completely modern building above, offering all the advantages of a new construct with the history and culture of the historical structures. “Moxy South Beach has been Lightstone’s first Moxy hotel to open out New York City, following the launch of Moxy Times Square, Moxy Chelsea, along with Moxy East Village. A budget-friendly concept with rates beginning at $159 a night, the South Beach location was created by Celano Design Studio; its own decor is a contemporary representation of midcentury Havana and modern Mexico City. Guest rooms, created by the Rockwell Group, are done in light colors with custom artwork by Miami artist Aquarela Sabol and characteristic floor-to-ceiling dividers along with space-maximizing storage solutions.Drawing on Mexican, Caribbean, along with local flavors, the hotel’s food and beverage plans are overseen by Sven Vogtland along with Alan Drummond, cofounders of Coyo Taco along with also the 1-800-Lucky Asian food hallway in Wynwood. “We saw an opportunity to deliver a breadth of special experiences to Miami Beach, all under a single roof,” says Hochberg. “We met with heaps of possible partners looking for a team that could create not only excellent food, but more significantly experiences that you can’t find anyplace else in Miami. When we met the Coyo Taco Group, we knew they were excellent. The creative abilities behind the team showcases an actual culinary validity, global perspective, and young energy across all their concepts. “Located at the lobby near the check, Bar Moxy mimicked the hotel’s vibe with a cocktail list and an installment that shows the telephone number for El Floridita, Hemingway’s favourite Havana watering hole. Across from the bar is Los Buenos, an all-day bodega and taco stand which serves up tacos made out of hand-pressed tortillas, in addition to burrito bowls, breakfast items, and coffee beverages. About the second-floor rooftop, Serena offers a full menu of shareable plates including aguachile (a shrimp ceviche that originated in western Mexico), broiled cactus and shareable, as well as also an uni and crab tostada. A brief distance off, a cabana-lined pool features a, translucent cutout at the bottom which provides a perspective of the reception (and vice versa).
A rooftop pool includes a cutout with a perspective to Moxy Miami South Beach’s reception beneath.
Photo by Michael Kleinberg
Executive chef Scott Linquist’s food menus showcase traditional Mexican techniques, including sourcing corn for tortillas along with other products and manufacturing nixtamal and masa in house. “I always mention that I’m a gringo on the exterior, but my heart is Mexican,” Linquist states. “I have traveled all across Mexico to study the features of each region’s cuisine. “The Upside, the hotel’s eighth-floor rooftop bar, is earmarked for hotel guests, who will enjoy signature beverages while lounging at a shallow swimming pool or viewing a film within an alfresco screening region surrounded by scenic views.Two notions continue to be in the works. Como Como is a raw bar with a menu which will also take advantage of a timber – and charcoal-fired grill, although the dimly lit Mezcalista couch provides 100 types of rare mezcals and tequilas. Both are slated to open this month. 915 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-600-4292; moxysouthbeach.com.
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