Miami Tourism News
Steve Adkins, board member, Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority
Breaking Travel News talks to Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority board member Steve Adkins as the organisation is recognised with the title of World’s Leading City Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards. With the destination having endured a tumultuous year, he also tells us tourism continues to be a source of strength for the city.
Hotel Beaux Arts Miami launches Bauhaus-inspired cocktail programme
Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, an intimate 44-room boutique hotel nestled above the hustle and bustle of Downtown Miami and a recent addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection of hotels, has launched the Bauhaus Cocktail Program to showcase technique and the art of cocktail design.
Miami International Airport closed as Hurricane Irma approaches
All flights at Miami International Airport have been cancelled until further notice. No flights are expected to depart before Monday at the earliest as Miami, and Florida, prepare for the impact of Hurricane Irma.
Aer Lingus flies into Miami for new year-round route
Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Miami, Florida, has taken off from Dublin Airport. Flight EI141 operated by an Airbus A330-200 series is the first ever scheduled service between Ireland and Miami, Florida.
Iberostar Berkeley opens in Miami as brand continues North America expansion
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has opened the doors of its second US hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. The historic building, now renamed Iberostar Berkeley, was fully renovated under a $43 million investment and is situated at 1610 Collins Avenue, right at the heart of South Beach.
Butz takes over leadership of The Confidante, Miami
Keith Butz has been appointed general manager of The Confidante Miami Beach, effective immediately. In his new position, he oversees the day-to-day operations at one of Miami Beach’s most playful, yet sophisticated hotels.
Hotel Beaux Arts joins Autograph Collection
Hotel Beaux Arts has announced it will join Autograph Collection Hotels, the diverse portfolio of more than one hundred independent hotels around the world that connote vision, design and craft.
YAKU by La Mar to open at Mandarin Oriental, Miami
La Mar by Gastón Acurio, located at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, is set to open YAKU by La Mar, a waterfront bar and lounge.
Marriott Stanton South Beach set for US$15m overhaul
Key International has announced a $15 million renovation plan for its Marriott Stanton South Beach property. This news follows the completion of initial upgrades – the January 2017 opening of Baja-inspired Mexican eatery Lolos Surf Cantina – and will succeed with a multitude of new amenities and enhancements.
The Plymouth reopens on South Beach, Miami
When it opened in 1940, nothing looked like The Plymouth - an Art Deco icon that epitomised the glamour and style of its time. And nothing on Miami Beach feels like The Plymouth, which just opened after a significant investment, debuting as an effortlessly stylish, casually private and romantic retreat on a block that still feels like a secret.
Norwegian Bliss to homeport in Miami for winter 2018
Norwegian Cruise Line announced earlier that Norwegian Bliss, the brand’s sixteenth ship, will set sail for the cruise capital of the world after her inaugural summer season in Alaska, to seasonally homeport in Miami in winter 2018. Beginning on November 17th, 2018, Norwegian Bliss will sail seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami, featuring calls in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
Margaret Benua, chair of the board, Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority
Margaret Benua, chair of the board, Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Grand Final in the Maldives as the destination is recognised as the best in the world by the organisation. On the agenda is the cultural depth of the city and the prospect of welcoming more guests following the win.