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The InterContinental Miami's Newest Art is a 19-Story LED 'Digital Canvas'

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  Site Where: 100 Chopin Plaza [map], Miami, FL, United States
December 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM | by | ()

Whether you're driving into Miami or sailing out of it on a cruise ship, keep your eye to the skyline at night as the InterContinental Miami just celebrated the completion of a $30 million dollar renovation (remember those Venus Williams-designed suites?) by introducing a new light show on its two main facades.

The 19-story LED show has several scenes; it varies from spelling out "WELCOME TO MIAMI" letter-by-letter to a lava flow to a dancing girl (video below). No music will accompany the dancing girl, but playing songs like "Lights" by Ellie Goulding and "Miami" by Will Smith sync extremely well.

Entourage star Jeremy Piven did the honors of turning the lights on, but it was really a night to celebrate Warhol contemporaries Ultra Violet (a painter/sculptor) and Patrick McMullan (the famed photographer), both of whom contributed their creative juice to the lobby of the hotel.

Click through to see our video!

InterContinental Miami's new lights projection from Jaunted on Vimeo.

On second thought, there was even more than art to see at the InterContinental! As part of the massive renovations, the hotel used the occasion of Art Basel and the Digital Canvas to also declare a Grand Opening of their new restaurant from chef/restauranteur Richard Sandoval. The "Pan Latin" cuisine of Toro Toro focuses on South and Central American small plates and the booze that best compliments them, namely Rum and Cachaça cocktails. Olé!

The dining room at Toro Toro

The kitchen table at Toro Toro

The bar lounge area of Toro Toro

Above: our favorite art piece in the lobby is not so obvious. It's a live video look behind reception; the scene is the skyline of Miami which, at this time of day, made incoming aircraft lights a highlight. Very cool.

[Photo and Video: HotelChatter]

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