Kimpton's EPIC Hotel Presents Inside Look at Miami Art Trends

In a city with a thriving arts and culture scene, Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami is celebrating art in all of its forms with its ”Art Of” series.  The program is an enhancement to its already popular hosted evening wine hour, and includes intimate talks and exchanges between guests and art experts across a variety of fields.

On July 22, EPIC Hotel will feature the Art Of Miami, presented by the Miami Art Museum and inspired by their new exhibit New Work Miami 2010.  The Museum’s curator Peter Boswell will present guests with insights into some of the recent and never-before-seen works of 35 artists living and working in the Miami area as featured in the Museum’s new exhibit, which contains not only mixed paintings, but also sculpture, drawing, photography, video and performance art – truly, something for everyone.

In addition to the upcoming Art of Miami event, EPIC takes art appreciation to another level with its artfully designed spaces by Cheryl Rowley, and its in-house multi-million-dollar art collection featuring works 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.

For those planning to attend the upcoming Art of Miami event, or who may be interested in experiencing EPIC’s artful design and décor first-hand, the hotel is offering a variety of deals during the summer months for both Florida residents, and those outside the area, these include:

  • Florida Resident Rate allows locals to enjoy Miami like a true jetsetter, but at 20 percent off nightly room rates. In addition, guests can stretch their vacation budgets with EPIC’s daily complimentary morning coffee and tea service in the hotel’s stylish living room, complimentary hosted evening wine hour on the stunning pool deck, daily newspaper delivery, 24-hour access to on-property fitness room, and wireless Internet access. Rates start at $238 per night, use rate code “FSR”.
  • All summer long, book two nights and get the third free, with EPIC’s Double Dip offer, which includes your choice of cocktail or breakfast for $1 and all of the hotel’s standard guest freebies including daily complimentary wine hour, morning tea and coffee, daily newspaper, and access to pre-loaded e-readers, in addition to those offered through the Summer Playground. Book and travel by September 30th with rate code “DSP3”.

Recently chosen as a Top 10 Luxury Hotel, a Top 10 Trendiest Hotel and a Top 25 Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor® in its 2010 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, the EPIC Hotel provides a distinctive lifestyle experience from its personalized service and attention, style and design, to its top-rated pool deck, restaurant and newly opened exhale spa.

EPIC’s new “Art Of” series is a reflection of the hotel’s award-winning superior service, inimitable style and an unmatched overall guest experience.  In fact, the hotel strives to create what it calls the EPIC Lifestyle based on its offerings matched to the personality, expectations and preferences of its guests.  Specifically, the EPIC Lifestyle embodies a sensibility and appreciation for sophisticated and artful experiences that touch all the senses.

In addition to the hotel’s contemporary, design-driven look and feel, and top-rated service, the elements of the EPIC Lifestyle include superlative dining provided by Area 31, with its critically acclaimed Mediterranean-inspired menu of fresh, premium seafood, and recent accolades as “One of the Best New Restaurants of 2009” by Esquire magazine as part of their annual Best New Restaurants list.  The EPIC Lifestyle also touches the mind, body and spirit with exhale, a unique spa concept that combines therapeutic services with a host of offerings including proprietary core fusion classes, spa therapies and transformational mind body fitness experiences, and much more.  And for those looking to enjoy the vibe and pulse of Miami by night, guests can step into River Lounge, Miami’s lively and newest indoor/outdoor hotspot by the river offering music and cocktails.

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 a 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 sophistication. All rooms and suites feature private balconies that provide breathtaking 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

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