Lieberman is a member of the Art Basel host committee and he and Diane are involved in a number of other artsy causes in Miami. But if you don’t bump into them by the Riviera pool during Art Basel, you can still benefit from their expertise: the couple has prepared a special Art Basel Insider VIP kit for Riviera guests, including hand-picked suggestions and invitations to Art Basel’s best events and exhibitions. (Perfect for anyone who considers themselves in the “Art Basel for Dummies” category, and no doubt helpful to the seasoned art-watcher as well.)
Riviera suites are spacious (averaging 700-square-feet) and stylish, calling to mind old-world salons. They’ve got lots of rich details and can be kind of dark, but that makes them perfect retreats from the blazing SoFla sun. Studios and One Bedroom Suites start at $369 a night when booked directly or through Expedia. But go through Art Basel’s pal Turon Travel and you can get a One Bedroom Suite for $295 a night with a 3-night minimum. Stay 5 nights and that drops to $250 a night.
As of today, the Riviera’s two-bedroom penthouse with rooftop garden was still available over Art Basel. It’s $2,394 a night, but can sleep eight, which brings your cost down to $299 per person.