Harry’s Pizzeria Coming to South Beach in July

James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Schwartz will launch the first Miami Beach outpost of his popular, Harry’s Pizzeria, in July, just steps away from iconic Lincoln Road. The 2,500-square foot space (1680 Meridian Avenue), complete with a full communal horseshoe bar, accommodates 60 diners indoors, as well as seating in its outdoor patio. […]

The Goodtime Hotel Officially Opens on South Beach

The Goodtime Hotel – the first collaborative lifestyle hotel brand from David Grutman of Groot Hospitality and Pharrell Williams – has officially opened its doors on Miami Beach‘s Washington Avenue and 6th Street. The 266-room property promises an escapist, “transportive’’ atmosphere through its reimagined Art Deco aesthetic, which unwinds over nearly 100,000 square feet of public space. The Goodtime Hotel opens for […]

Learning through adversity: Loews Miami Beach Hotel Managing Director Mutlu Kucuk sees light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel

Looking back on the past 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the uncertainty that went along with it, Mutlu Kucuk is succinct in his analysis: “It was a learning experience, obviously. One I wish I didn’t have to learn this way,’’ said Kucuk, managing director of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, a landmark property […]

A look at some package deals at Miami Beach hotels

  With travel restrictions lifting and COVID-19 vaccines increasing daily, there are plenty of good staycation opportunities and last-minute trips to Miami Beach. Here’s a look at a few: The Betsy Hotel: One of my favorite SoFla luxury boutique hotels, The Betsy, anchors the quiet end of Ocean Drive. Many of its rooms have balconies […]