Attending Art Basel? Miami’s EPIC Redefines Art Appreciation with Free Night Stay and In-House Art Collection
One of the most highly-anticipated art events in the world, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with special exhibitions, parties and events, attracting thousands of international visitors to South Florida each year. EPIC, downtown Miami’s new luxury lifestyle, waterfront hotel ensures art lovers will enjoy not only EPIC’s design-driven, cosmopolitan style, but its free night offering and in-house art collection.
This year, EPIC guests who book a suite or club level room for three nights will receive the fourth night free. The artful deal is perfect for visitors attending the four-day event on Dec. 3-6, 2009. Rates for EPIC’s club level rooms and suites start at $409 per night (four nights average out to approximately $272 per night, representing a savings of 33 percent).
In addition, art aficionados will enjoy being surrounded by the multi-million-dollar art collection housed at EPIC. The collection includes works of art by such renowned international and local artists as James Brown, Roberto Matta, Dario Basso, Fernando DeSzyszlo, Karina Wisniewska, Alexis Gorodine, Gye Hoon Park, and Ola Kolehmainen. (Pictured left: Sombra, by Jose Bechara on display in the hotel’s lounge.)
Artfully-designed by interior designer Cheryl Rowley, EPIC is a must-stay for any art-lover. (Pictured right: EPIC lobby with its grand 26-foot-high ceilings, dramatic floor-to-ceiling back-lit glass wall with wood fins, oversized multi-tiered horn chandelier, and onyx registration desk.)
EPIC is conveniently located near many of the art events and exhibits taking place during Art Basel, including Miami Beach, the site of the event, and the Wynwood and Design Districts, two popular art districts in Miami that feature art collections, galleries and museums that will host various events throughout the week.
During their stay, EPIC guests can enjoy the top-rated Area 31. Recently named “One of the Best New Restaurants of 2009” by Esquire magazine, Area 31 delivers breathtaking views from the hotel’s 16th floor, and a critically acclaimed menu of fresh, premium seafood prepared with a Mediterranean influence. EPIC also welcomes guests to experience exhale, the unique spa concept that combines therapeutic services with a host of offerings including proprietary core classes, spa therapies and transformational mind body fitness experiences, and much more. For those looking to enjoy Miami’s nightlife – and more art – River Lounge, Miami’s lively and newest hotspot by the river offers music and cocktails, and is scheduled to host its own Digital Art Exhibit during Art Basel.
Managed by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, EPIC is located at the edge of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, and combines the timeless style of a cosmopolitan boutique hotel with the amenities of a resort to create a sophisticated recreation oasis for guests amidst the energy and pulse of Miami. EPIC is located just short distance from area beaches, local shopping districts, and a thriving arts and culture scene, with many museums, restaurants, shops and theaters within walking distance. The hotel’s 411 rooms and suites are high on style, artfully designed by Cheryl Rowley, with furnishings that convey an understated sense of cool. All rooms and suites feature private balconies that provide inspiring views of the city and bay.
EPIC is located at 270 Biscayne Blvd Way. For more information on EPIC and/or reservations, please call (866) 760-3742 or (305) 424-5226 or visit www.epichotel.com.
_Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, EPIC