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The Mayfair Miami Gets a Dramatic Facelift

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  Site Where: 3000 Florida Avenue [map], Coconut Grove, FL, United States, 33133
September 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM | by | ()

The last time we’d talked about the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Miami’s Coconut Grove section, things weren’t faring well. To be blunt—it was becoming a downright dump. In fact a friend who stayed there this past April told us that the previously named Mayfair House Hotel still hadn’t looked that great.

Well, it seems things have changed and the hotel has undergone a major renovation and will relaunch as a luxury property on September 21st. And if the images we’ve seen are any indication—they’ve put in major work.

The 179 suites, spa, and rooftop deck have all been overhauled to a South Beach sleekness that has us well intrigued. They’ve added Amazon ironwood fixtures, stained-glass windows, and sculptures plaster ceilings crafted by talented artisans.

The suites, now kitted with modern toys (42-inch flat screens, DVD players, even a LCD in the bathroom) also have Brazilian-wood desks with black leather chairs and beds with fluffy white duvets accented with bright-orange throws. Some have private balconies and even Japanese soaking hot tubs, which require a fee to set up (we find odd and plan to investigate, are they that complicated?).

The rooftop heated-pool area now serves as a hangout with eight private tricked-out cabanas, bar area for cocktails and dining, and a fire pit—all overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Also new for the hotel are equipment and treatments like the tangerine-mimosa massage at the Jurlique Spa, and the casual Italian restaurant, Spartico, set to re-open in October under the direction of locally celebrated chef, Jonathan Eismann.

With all the new stylings and upgrades, we are beyond shocked to see rates in September at an unbelievable $105 per night for a Mayfair Suite with King bed. In December rates jump to $209 which still doesn’t seem unreasonable for high season.

But we’ll need to put actual eyes on this place to make sure pictures aren’t deceiving.

In the meantime, if you happen to stay at the Mayfair, do let us know about it in the comments below!

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