Luxury boutique resort and Art Deco jewel celebrates the past and supercharges the future
Hotel Breakwater, the upscale oceanfront boutique resort on Miami Beach’s legendary Ocean Drive, has officially reopened its doors. On the heels of a multi-million-dollar renovation, the property will again capture the essence of the city’s glamorous lifestyle with its 100 sleek rooms and suites, chic lounges and “unfiltered” concierge services.
“Hotel Breakwater is much more than a chic destination,” said Regional Hotel Director Axel Gasser. “We aim to provide our guests with an unfiltered lifestyle experience that goes beyond anything tangible. Our concierges, or ‘magicians,’ as we like to call them, along with several other programs unique to the property, help us achieve our goal of making each individual’s wishes—no matter how big or small—come true. This is what we call our 100 Percent Wish Guarantee.”
Architecture & Design
An Art Deco property built in 1939 by Yugoslavian-born architect Anton Skislewicz, Hotel Breakwater most recently underwent several years of upgrades under the direction of designer Stephen B. Jacobs. Since its inception, Hotel Breakwater has been regarded as a glamorous South Beach destination catering to a hip, of-the-moment clientele. The hotel became legendary in the 1980s when it was immortalized in the popular Calvin Klein advertisement for Obsession perfume featuring supermodel Kate Moss and shot by Bruce Weber on the famed rooftop terrace.
In spite of a long series of renovations, the hotel’s décor has remained true to the classic Art Deco styling and color palette. With 100 guest rooms and suites featuring modern furnishings, luxurious fabrics and stylish accents, the historic property now matches the clean, sophisticated vibe of its fashion-forward clientele.
Guestrooms & Amenities
Standard rooms, available with city or ocean views, each feature a foyer, king-sized bed, sitting area, writing desk, flat-screen television, entertainment unit, iPod docking station, high-speed internet access, organic mini bar and bathroom with a rejuvenating rainforest shower, double sinks and Pharmacopia products. Private penthouses exude true exclusivity, with scenic ocean views, living rooms and secluded terraces, while select penthouse terraces feature private plunge pools.
Hotel Breakwater also houses several lounges to satisfy a variety of downtime styles, whether one is looking to chill out, entertain or conduct a power meeting. Standing five stories above the South Beach Art Deco District, Intimissi Lounge is an intimate rooftop sanctuary offering a sense of tranquility, with sprawling daybeds, plush loveseats and unobstructed panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Upon nightfall, the candlelit deck, accented with soft lighting and music, transforms into an adults-only tropical oasis. Two floors below, the Wellness Garden is a poolside retreat where guests can relax in cabanas, enjoy massages and wade in the floating lap pool. The hotel’s guest-only beach zone is located directly across Ocean Drive, offering lounge service along with a variety of water-sports activities for those seeking the definitive South Beach experience. For those who must attend to business, the state-of-the-art, butlered Internet Lounge is at their service.
Restaurants & Lounges
NINE, Hotel Breakwater’s “east-meets-west” culinary concept, offers European-American comfort cuisine in a casual indoor-outdoor setting. Under the guidance of its three executive chefs, Ezequiel Zingoni, Billy Devlin and Manuel Mattei, NINE will offer natural and organic menu items including traditional Neapolitan pizzas, hand-made pastas, local seafood as well as inventive meat and poultry dishes. The restaurant will also feature a regional cheese bar imported from Europe. Located in the hotel’s lobby, NINE’s décor will be a combination of classic art deco and Mediterranean style.
NINE will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily.
Hotel Breakwater is a glamorous and stimulating lifestyle destination that prides itself on its ability to create “unfiltered” individual experiences. Whether it’s satisfying a craving in the middle of the night or planning an impromptu night out, the unique, on-demand concierge service will turn guests’ dreams into a reality. Special packages, including the “Bromance,” “Fun in the Sun,” “Girls in the City,” “Sinful Indulgence,” “Status Quo,” “Relax and Detox” and “Florida Resident Special,” are also available to satisfy individual needs. For more information, visit www.breakwatersouthbeach.com.