WSVN — The new Thompson Miami Beach Hotel is set to open tomorrow and we have the first look. From dining at celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein’s latest restaurant, to cock-tailing in an old 1930’s house. 7’s Belkys Nerey has the latest on this hot hotel in tonight’s Style File.
You don’t have to check into the Thompson Miami Beach Hotel to be part of the “Inn crowd”.
Brett Orlando: “We’re located here in mid-beach, one of the next up-and-coming areas in town. We’re really going to have a great playground for locals to come.”
And what a playground it is. With two pools, a totally cute beach set-up and a lush garden made for lounging. The Thompson preserve’s the building’s original art deco features with a lot of added tropical color.
Brett Orlando: “1950’s and 60’s with a throwback, with a modern twist. We love the fact that he added a lot of colors that kinda make it feel like what Miami is all about.”
One of the highlights is Miami favorite Michelle Bernstein’s latest restaurant called Seagrape.
Michelle Bernstein: “I really wanted the name of something that is indigenous to South Florida and the Seagrape trees grow all around.”
Seagrape offers indoor and outdoor dining with 80 percent of the ingredients on the menu sourced from Florida. When it comes to what’s on the menu…
Michelle Bernstein: “Incredible kale salad with shaved Asian pears, and pomegranates and this gorgeous raisin vinaigrette. Crispy snapper with paella rice. It has little tiny bites of seafood broth in the rice but it’s really crunchy rice.”
One of the most special spots in the hotel is the 1930’s house.
Michael MacDonnell: “This house was actually across the street on 40th street and we moved it across the street here to where it sits today.”
The old bungalow now houses a prohibition-type bar and we bet it will be your favorite new spot in town to grab a cocktail.
Michael MacDonnell: “This is a worldly house of cocktails. All of our flavors dance across the palate. The Mai-tai cocktail, the Hemingway Royale, the Ain’t Misbehaving, rye, lemon juice, honey syrup egg whites bitters, shaking to get that frothy head on the cocktail.”
Michelle Bernstein: “We’ll be doing a crudo bar, little tapas there.”
Make it a cocktail crawl and go inside the hotel to the Crown Room.
Michael MacDonnell: “You feel as if you stepped into a library. Crown Room is more of the classics, 1920’s, 1930’s old school throwback cocktails.”
Or you might just want to come for the rooftop spa. You can’t beat this view when it comes to getting a treatment.
Brett Orlando: “This gorgeous outdoor spa, with six treatment rooms. What better place to get a massage than outside on Miami Beach.”
The Thompson officially opens to the public tomorrow and the best part for locals, whether you’re going to dine there or have a spa treatment, valet is only $5.
For More Information:
Thompson Miami Beach
4041 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140