I was here on a convention in January 2011 and reviewed it then. This time around, brought the hubby. With some trepidation, I was wondering whether my recollections and expectations of the " fabulosity" of the hotel would be dashed as I had repeatedly told my husband he would love, love, love it. I didn't have to convince him at all as the concierge at the front desk (sorry, I'm bad with names) escorted us to the Club Lounge on the 29th floor, introduced us to MARK (5***** asset to Kimpton) and then to our room. We were in a hurry to make it to our reservation to Zuma as our flight arrived 3 hours later than planned. Since we couldn't stay around for cocktails, Mark brought 2 flutes of bubbly to our room to welcome us to the hotel. We managed to change clothes in time, and before we headed down to the Lobby with the champagne in hand, stopped by the Lounge to thank Mark who then would not let us go down until he topped of our glasses. Zuma, in turn continued the great welcome, as the restaurant manager that I remembered from January immediately offered to pour our bubbly to Zuma's own flutes; I was ready for the usual "Sorry, you can't bring that in here" routine. What a great beginning to a wonderful 3 nights at the Epic--all done so smoothly and so well orchestrated.
Mark gave us gems of recommendations to our first Peruvian restaurant (mostly locals) and a very local seafood restaurant by the river. We wouldn't have found these on our own. He would have to tell you the places himself as I don't want them to get too touristy and to lose that local flavor.
My husband is already looking ahead at this schedule to see when we can come back...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new EPIC Hotel is the premier luxury hotel in Miami, a sparkling cosmopolitan destination on the bank of the Miami River where it meets Biscayne Bay. A stunning addition to Miami, this hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, epitomizes urban design while offering guests a level of style and service expected of such a resort. With exceptional amenities, breathtaking views and dining venues like Area 31, EPIC Hotel makes for an unparalleled Miami experience. ... more less
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