Kimpton Epic Hotel to be renovated this summer

In Miami, Fla., the Kimpton Epic Hotel is updating its guestrooms and suites, lobby, and pool area. The hotel’s redesign, expected to be completed by the end of September, is being overseen by the in-house Kimpton design team under the helm of Ave Bradley, creative director & global SVP of design, and Diana Martinez, senior design director at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

Situated in the heart of Downtown Miami, with views of Biscayne Bay, the property will be reimagined with Miami-inspired elements. The finishes, furniture and amenities will be refined and minimal with an organic sensibility.

The hotel’s reimagined lobby area will use a color palette including wheat, gray and white, with a layer of blue. Black and bronze metals, woven linen, marble and custom hardware will be featured throughout.


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In the rooms, there will be driftwood-inspired slatted headboards, wood-look tile flooring throughout, marble base table and chairs, and private patios with custom furniture, all overlooking Biscayne Bay. Art featured within the guestrooms will have a local sensibility, with a specific focus on highlighting Miami’s art scene.

Two suites--both on the corners of hotel’s 30th floor, with wrap around balconies and views of the city lights, the bay and ocean--will have curated, unique furniture, collected art and various functional considerations for entertaining and hosting.

The high-end feel of the property will extend into the hotel’s 16th-floor pool terrace as well, with new European furnishes and a clean color palette. There will also be new daybeds, sofas and dining areas.

As with all Kimpton properties, the design elements are bespoke. Virtually all furniture, lighting and artwork are custom and proprietary to the hotel.

Photo credit: Kimpton Epic Hotel