Stay Baby Stay: The Miami Beach EDITION

An original staycation series by The Hungry Post

Address:The Miami Beach EDITION, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA

The Miami Beach Edition has it all. From bowling to Michelin-star dining to poolside sipping, you’ll never have to leave the hotel until check out.

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We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again, “we live where others vacation…” However, from time to time, we too need to get away from our own versions of reality, even if it’s 20 minutes away from home. Picture this: waking up to screaming babies versus the sound of the ocean? We’ll take the latter.

And although it’s pretty much sunny in Miami year-round, everyone knows that our summer actually means hurricane season and loads of grey days. Miami weather: if you’re going to rain on our parade, we prefer room service and those chocolates under our pillows.

If you need to disconnect and take a little breather from the kids, cats & dogs, you’ll want to hear about Stay Baby Stay, an original staycation series by The Hungry Post. This one goes out to all those that aren’t hopping on a plane anytime soon but still need some downtime. Want to hang out by the pool, lounge around, hit the treadmill, have a spa day, wear a robe all day? We’ve got you.

No need to fly for this one, all of these destinations can be reached by foot, bike, car or train.

In the second episode of Stay Baby Stay, we’re taking a closer look at one of our favorite hotels in Miami Beach, The EDITION. Check out our recommendations and tips for our 48-hour weekend escape.

DAY ONE

CHECKING INTO THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION


Address: 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
What you need to know: HOLA! We live here now…You’d never suspect that there’s an underground night club when entering the Miami Beach EDITION. The lobby breathes of tranquility with white marble floors encompassed by palm trees throughout. Take notes if you ever want re-decorate your home. This lobby is up there in the rankings. It has a lounge area that includes a bar for welcome cocktails and a billiard table for those that fancy a game of pool. Towards the left, you will also find Market, a restaurant concept by Michelin star Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. Lobby food never tasted this good but more on that later. For now, we’re settling into our room. We’re all about a good mini-bar game and the EDITION isn’t holding back. They’re fully equipped with Justin’s peanut butter cups and Casa Azul Tequila. Looking to book your room? Click here. The Miami Beach EDITION is pet-friendly and offers rooms with ocean view. You’ll never want to leave, trust us.

POOL & BEACH ESCAPE


What you need to know: When someone says relax, this what they mean…The Miami Beach EDITION is located on the quieter side of Collins Avenue, the one we actually prefer. The private beach isn’t over-crowded and neither are the two ample sized pools in the hotel. Service is impeccable. It’s like the waitstaff can read minds and know when you will be hungry and thirsty. They have these sample-size smoothies that they pass around the pool and beach to keep you refreshed. There’s nothing we love more than eating by the pool, order Jean George’s Sweet Pea Guacamole with toasted sunflower seeds and warm crunchy tortillas. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try their complimentary cotton candy made-to-order. We’ll be here all day and so could you. The Miami Beach Edition offers an annual membership that includes:

  • Unlimited use of  private beach with complimentary chaises, umbrellas and towel service
  • Use of both hotel pools
  • Savings on pool cabanas
  • Priority reservations and 15% savings at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room restaurant
  • Priority seating and 15% savings at the food hall-inspired Market at EDITION
  • 15% savings at Tropicale bar and grill
  • Priority access and 15% savings at BASEMENT nightclub, bowling alley, and ice-skating rink
  • Use of our 24-hour GYM and complimentary fitness classes
  • 15% to 20% savings at The Spa
  • Members-only hotel rate with upgrade, based on availability

If you’d like to inquire about their membership program, click here! 

DINNER AT MARKET EDITION


What you need to know: We told you we’d be back at Market and this time around we’re trying out their Miami Spice menu for dinner. That means an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $39. This food hall inspired restaurant is one of our favorites, we recommend you stop by before the end of September for their Miami Spice menu. Can’t make it in time for Miami Spice? Don’t worry. They’ll still be here and in that case, don’t miss the carrot cake, it’s one of our favorites.

What you need to order on the Miami Spice Menu:

  • Crispy Salmon Sushi -with chipotle emulsion for a nice kick
  • Mushroom and Farm Egg Pizza – three cheese and parsley oil
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake 

ICE SKATING & BOWLING AT BASEMENT


What you need to know: We told you from the start that the lobby of the Miami Beach EDITION and the underground club and entertainment hub are two unparalleled worlds. Head to Basement, for your dose of a fun night out. The best part is that you don’t have to leave the hotel! You can bowl, ice skate, dance the night away and then take a 5-minute crawl to your room for bedtime. Book your reservation here.

DAY TWO

BRUNCH AT MATADOR ROOM & TERRACE


What you need to know: We’ve never met an avocado toast we didn’t like. But here at Matador Room & Terrace, it’s all about the avocado pizza for brunch. With ocean and poolside views, Matador Terrace invites guests to experience Chef Jean George’s take on Latin American and Carribean fare in an open garden ambiance. Pro tip: make sure to try their house-made hot sauce, if you ask them nicely they’ll actually give you one to take home.

What you need to order:

  • Sweet Pea Guacamole – with toasted sunflower seeds and warm crunchy tortillas
  • Avocado Pizza – jalapeño, cilantro, lime and onion
  • Achiote Pork Tacos – with pickled red onion and cilantro