Six Miami Hotel Concepts Created by Imaginative Designers

Miami hotels are synonymous with high design. Here are six designed by some of the biggest names in the game.


1. Philippe Starck 

 Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck really got this whole Miami thing going with his work for famed hotelier Ian Schrager on the Delano Hotel. Now his work (and also quite a few knockoffs) can be seen around the city at The Icon, SLS on Collins Avenue as well as the SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences which, Starck by his own admission has called “sexy hell”.
Philippe Starck SLS Miami
Room at the SLS
2. Yabu Pushelberg
Yabu Pushelberg
Interior designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg are fast becoming known as Miami’s new interior design dream team. The first property to be unveiled was the W South Beach, and then the St. Regis Bal Harbour which both knocked everyone’s socks off. They have just completed a major overhaul of the Hotel Victor and yes, they are removing the famous jellyfish because they don’t “do gimmicks.” Next up:  Ian Schrager’s EDITION on Miami Beach. Good luck choosing between any of those properties.
Yabu Pushelberg St. Regis
3. Karim Rashid
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The industrial designer, Karim Rashid is well known for his ultra-modern motifs when designing a room. His recent finished product of Miami’s MyBrickell building in Miami’s new urban neighborhood is a perfect example of his indigenous designs. What’s next? A condo for Related Group in Edgwater called Parisio Bayviews that we’re sure will be as colorful and exciting as he is.
Karim Rashid MyBrickell Poolside
4. Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz Profile
Artist/musician Lenny Kravitz surprised Miamians when he debuted his design at the Delano’s Florida Room and then wowed at Paramount Bay giving it a unique “Miami Soul” feeling. His upcoming projects include the penthouse at the SLS and a new project in the Baha Mar aka. The Bahamian riviera.
Lenny Kravitz Paramount Bay
5. Kelly Wearstler
Kelly Wearstler Profile
Kelly Wearstler tells a story when designing her rooms mixing different objects from different eras giving her designs an original flare. Her infamous work of designing Miami’s finest Viceroy, with timeless designer Phillip Starck gives off a ravishing outlook on Miami’s hottest hotels.
Kelly Wearstler Viceroy Miami
6. Marcel Wanders 
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There is no doubt that Marcel Wanders “borrowed” a lot of inspiration from Philippe Starck, but he managed to put his own twist on things as exhibited at one of our favorite “design hotels” in Miami Beach, the Mondrian for which Wanders was inspired by “Sleeping Beauty’s Castle”. His modern flare gave it the perfect Miami feel.
Marcel Wanders Mondrian