The 1980s were Miami’s most decadent decade, and The Mayfair Hotel & Spa was ground-zero when the global TV phenomenon “Miami Vice” introduced the world to a whole new Miami destination. 2014 is a big year for both The Mayfair and “Miami Vice,” their 30th anniversaries. The legendary Coconut Grove landmark hotel kicks off its year-long “Miami Vices” special offers and celebrations with an over-the-top New Year’s package rejoicing all the fun and sun that made the 1980s TV show so sensational.
“We’re going all-out during 2014 to celebrate The Mayfair Hotel & Spa’s 30th anniversary,” says Axel Gasser, the hotel’s general manager. “All of our special offers, events and celebrations will be part of The Mayfair’s theme for 2014: ‘Miami Vices’—honoring the iconic TV series and the common history we share from that glamorous era in Miami’s history.”
The hotel has recently completed more than $10 million in extensive renovations, just in time to announce its first “Miami Vices” offering: a New Year’s escape that screams “Vice.” It includes three nights in a Mayfair Suite with a private terrace, and a Japanese soaking tub built for two; the chance to “step on the gas” in a vintage Ferrari and “to thunder” across Biscayne Bay aboard an original “Miami Vice” speedboat; the opportunity to be cast in your take-home commemorative “Miami Vice” video, for posting on your social media and to share with your friends; a historic tour of 1980s “Miami Vice” locations, and a Miami nightlife tour; a couples’ massage at one of the Mayfair’s rooftop poolside cabanas; and a flamingo-colored 1980s gift bags, including Ray Ban sunglasses, The Complete Series DVD package of “Miami Vice,” and soundtrack CDs.
celebrating 30 years
Heralding its 30th anniversary with the completion of more than $10 million in extensive renovations, The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Miami’s historic “first neighborhood,” The Village of Coconut Grove. The boutique architectural gem is the only Gaudi-inspired hotel in the United States, blending Art Nouveau, Asian and Old World European inspirations.
The interior atriums teem with elaborate Asian gardens and fountains. Subtropical fantasias cocoon guests inside a private Zen oasis, overflowing with palm trees, orchids, tropical ferns and bamboo, birds and butterflies, monolithic columns and Tiffany stained glass ceilings.
The Mayfair features 179 luxury suites, most with private terraces and Japanese soaking tubs, imported Brazilian doors, marble bathrooms with Roman spa baths, stone floors, sea-grass furnishings, hand-carved mahogany headboards, and opulent details.
The culinary experiences at The Mayfair are helmed by executive chef Dario Correa. The Italian trattoria Spartico showcases a stone-faced wood-burning Ambrogi oven imported directly from Milan. Above the Mayfair, meanwhile, surrounds the decadent rooftop pool and cabanas.
The hotel boasts one of a handful of Jurlique Australian spas in America, a 4,500-sq.-ft. holistic day-spa with sunlit treatment suites, a couples’ suite for dual treatments, and certified-organic products that are biodegradable and exclusively grown on Jurlique’s private farms in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills.
The property is pet-friendly, has a 24-hour fitness center, 15,000 sq. ft. of events and meetings space, and offers a complete business center with complimentary WiFi in all rooms and common areas.
For more information, visit mayfairhotelandspa.com or call (305) 441-0000.