Design & Real Estate

Ultimate Stay!

If you’re looking for a world-class escape this summer, but don’t want to load up the entire family for a cross-country jaunt or to head overseas, you might want to check out — and check-in to — the Viceroy in Brickell.
Text by Yoshi Sanz Photos courtesy of Viceroy Hotel Resorts & Residences | July 10, 2018 | Design & Real Estate

Make sure to pack light this summer, because home will only be a short ride away if you decide to vacation at the Viceroy Miami, the newest “stay”cation getaway at the tip of The Sunshine State. The centerpiece of the Icon Brickell project at the north entrance of Brickell Avenue in the heart of Miami’s burgeoning urban center, the hotel is situated in Miami’s financial district, with a lush waterfront setting directly on Biscayne Bay. Viceroy is minutes from American Airlines Arena and Miami’s acclaimed Performing Arts Center. It is also just a short drive from South Beach, the Design District, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and other Miami area attractions.
Iconic figures in development, architecture, interior design and hospitality have collaborated to create Icon Brickell, Miami’s premier “city within a city.” Conceived as his masterpiece, renowned Miami developer Jorge Perez of The Related Group assembled a team of top architects and interior designers to realize his vision. The three-tower Icon Brickell structure was crafted by the architectural firm Arquitectonica, known for its innovative, ultra-modern designs worldwide. Kelly Wearstler of Kelly Wearstler, Inc. created all components of Viceroy’s hotel and residential tower.
Ranging from 50 to 57 stories, the towers command a striking presence near the cultural and business center of Miami. Housing 1,796 units in total, Arquitectonica’s design roots the three soaring towers atop an expansive 15th-floor base. As the centerpiece of the complex, this common nexus houses more than two acres of amenities and entertainment options for both hotel guests and residents, including a wading pool, an 80-person hot tub and the longest infinity-edge pool in Florida, which together create a continuous water feature the length of a football field. There’s also a life-size chess set, a poolside café and an outdoor fireplace with an inlaid, mosaic oriental “rug.”
As a Viceroy Resorts & Residences destination, Viceroy Miami occupies its own tower within the trident structure. Wearstler has applied her award-winning design flair to the interiors of Viceroy’s guestrooms, as well as to the hotel’s signature restaurant, event venues, and a rooftop pool lounge. Her overall design scheme blends modern sophistication with a dash of exotic flair and timeless East Asian accents. A multi-layered color palette of sumptuous tones offsets the classic forms and organic finishes of antiqued mirror and brass, onyx, stone, marble and wood.
Viceroy Miami’s 162 residentially-appointed guestrooms and suites feature the latest technology, along with luxurious comforts and sumptuous design. Opulent amenities and modern necessities include full and partial kitchens in select room types.
Among Viceroy’s many lures is Eos, the stunning new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant by Chef Michael Psilakis that combines dramatic design and award-winning cuisine, resulting in a stylish, playful downtown dining destination on the 15th floor of Viceroy Miami. Borrowing ingredients from Spain, Portugal, France and Morocco, Psilakis offers modern expressions of his native Greek cuisine with a menu of small plates, both raw and cooked. The small plate format encourages tasting and sharing, allowing guests to tailor an experience to any appetite. The restaurant’s simply elegant menu is accented by dramatic décor merging classical forms with exotic finishes creating a fun and flirtatious ambiance.
Layered geometric patterns compose the backdrop punctuated by vibrant colors of hydrangea violet, yellow hibiscus, flamingo orange and fan coral pink. Enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace spilling out on to the two-acre pool deck or entertain at the private dining table for 30 while enjoying spectacular panoramic views of Miami and Biscayne Bay.
A little higher up, perched atop the 50th floor of Viceroy Miami, Club 50’s interior offers the city’s most exclusive lounge, while the outside the private pool deck offers dramatic skyline views unequalled in Miami. Club 50 is at once an airy and intimate escape designed for reclining, relaxing, and slipping away. Reflecting the refined grace of a proper English garden combined with the detailed intensity of an exotic lounge, 12-foot daybeds and continental-height chairs unite with rich millwork and marble flooring to invite lounging well after sunset. A dedicated express elevator bank whisks guests and members to the 50th floor.
Viceroy Spa at IconBrickell is a 28,000-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center. Overlooking the bay from the 15th-floor deck, it provides a prime urban spa destination. Its curated collection of wellness experiences are designed to cultivate the alignment of mind, body and soul and are founded on the three pillars of balance, breath and beauty. In-room spa services are available as well. A wealth of elements has guided the spa’s selection of treatments and products, including the artistic strength of its design, the sea and tropical climate of Miami, the influences of Miami’s local cultures, and a mandated concern for sustainability. The unique, results-oriented treatment lines include Valmont (Swiss) and Arcona skincare products, Ola (Hawaiian) treatment lines and the Spa Ritual nailcare line.
Ideally situated close to Brickell’s major financial center, Viceroy offers 4,000 square feet of meeting space and 50,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor event space including the Great Room, the Rooftop Patio and the Pool Terrace.
Paired with Viceroy’s comprehensive catering services, the hotel’s uncommon spaces are ideal settings for receptions or parties, business gatherings or board meetings, just in case you can’t quite leave work behind during your stay.
This year’s special summer rates start at $175 for Florida residents. For reservations, call 866.781.9924 or visit