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LUXURY MIAMI – WHERE TO STAY, EAT AND PLAY THIS FEBRUARY

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

February is the perfect time to visit Miami. Not just for the weather, it’s the time of year the well-heeled descend to South Beach for two of the most decadent events in the calendar; the Miami International Boat Show and SoBe Wine & Food Festival.

With all the soirees to attend, you’ll want to ensure that you’re staying in the best luxury rental Miami has to offer. Top of the list is Villazzo – a private collection of luxury Miami villas offering unrivalled five-star treatment.

Villazzo offers a premium service, providing the complete luxury of a five-star hotel in the privacy of your own space. From fresh linen and fruit baskets to a fully stocked mini bar and a selection of exclusive wines and cigars, making it a home-from-home with an added touch of sparkle.

Impressive Miami

Christian Jagodzinski, President & Founder of Villazzo, said: “Miami is the place to impress and be impressed and we have a selection of the very finest Miami luxury house rentals in the heart of the action this February. We transform each villa to meet the needs of our individual guests, going even further than the best hotels in the world. It’s the only way to experience Miami in style.”

For discerning readers, we have handpicked two of the most high-profile events in the Miami calendar for the month of February. The Boat Show never fails to impress with its elite collection of boats and yachts from around the world, while the Sobe Wine & Food Festival celebrates the greatest local and international chefs, tantalizing taste buds with the finest food and wine pairings.

Wonders of the Water

Decadence is the word when it comes to the International Boat Show, taking place (February 15-19) at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. Here’s three super yachts you won’t want to miss…

Grace E Perini Navi

One of the greatest boats on show, the Grace E Perini Navi, is also one of the eco-friendliest. Standing proud at 240 feet tall she features a full spa, wellness deck and state-of-the-art technology and facilities. Showcased by Fraser Yachts, it’s an architectural delight not to be missed (Visit IG, Slip 26).

Mine Games

Crafted by Italian builder Benetti, Mine Games is one of the finest designs. Accommodating up to 12 guests, it’s the ultimate ‘boys toy’ offering a touch and go helipad, baby grand piano and Quantum at Rest Zero Speed Stabilizers to boot. (Visit IG; Slip 1).

Skyfall

At 190 feet tall, Skyfall packs a powerful punch with its sleek sophisticated exterior, finished with an equally elegant interior. With its very own helipad and accommodation for up to 17 guests, it’s no surprise it’s valued at nearly $29 million dollars. (Entrance 2; Brokerage 277-288, 291-299A)

Wine & Dine

Showcasing the greatest culinary delights and masterful dishes from celebrity chefs, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival descends on Miami (February 21-25). From private tastings to late night parties, it’s hard to know where it begins and ends. Which is why we’ve handpicked three of the best events to attend below.

Miami Exclusive Chef – Michael Schwartz

Celebrated local Chef Michael Schwartz teams up with Hawaiian-born and West Coast trained, Chef Ravi Kapur and Chef Derek Dammann from Maison Publique in Montréal, to create a cross-country dining experience, complete with Champagne Henriot. (February 22 at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink)

Miami Hot Spot Wine Tasting – Fontainebleau/h6>

Harking back to the golden days of a bygone era, the ‘Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best’ event is hosted at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Widely considered to be one of the finest wine tasting events of the festival, there are more than 100 wines paired with exquisite dishes from 60 national chefs. From aperitif to dessert, it’s a true celebration of the grape! (February 23 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach)

Exclusive Kosher Dining

Four of the most coveted names in dining come together to host an exclusive evening of modern middle-eastern cuisine. From Tel Aviv chef Jonathan Borowitz along with local Michael Solomonov, Chef Justin Smillie and Chef Jenn Louis from Portland present a modern family-style feast inspired by local traditions. This event is Glatt Kosher under the strict supervision of Rabbi Chaim Lipskar of The Shul of Downtown Miami. (February 22, Rok Family Shul, Chabad Downtown Jewish Center).

Secure your place

Enjoy Miami as it’s meant – in true style, staying at a Villazzo luxury villa, and let our exclusive concierge book your ticket to these unmissable events. Find out more at Villazzo or Global Luxury Villas.

Paint the town during Miami’s Art Basel

Monday, November 27th, 2017

At these 6 Happening Venues

As the widely international, taste-making jet set touches down in Miami during Art Basel, the Magic City comes to life in unparalleled ways.

It’s an exciting time you don’t want to miss, if you can help it. And if you’re looking for something to do outside the gallery walls, we have just the thing to satisfy your socialite sensibilities. Consider this your cheat-sheet guide to some of Miami’s hottest nightlife destinations during Basel.

Find your favorite go-to Basel spots here:

DOHENY ROOM AT THE DELANO

6. DOHENY ROOM AT THE DELANO

A prominent South Beach fixture, the Delano is invariably home to one of Basel’s most fashionable scenes. Its sweepingly high ceilings offer artful cover to surprise installations and its nearly impenetrable pop-up parties by Parisian crossover, Le Baron, consistently draw a disproportionate number of guests with star-quality. What’s more is the Delano’s latest and greatest “Doheny Room” just off the main lobby to the right. Here you’ll find creative craft cocktails and a whole lot more. The walls are dressed in the finest expressions of contemporary art, and as for the beautiful people, excellent bone structure and style abound. If things get a little too crowded for you, a night’s stroll around the expansive Delano pool is always a good idea.

LIV AT THE FONTAINEBLEAU

5. LIV AT THE FONTAINEBLEAU

For the ultimate, resort mega-club excursion, we recommend you venture to the time-honored and action-packed LIV. It’s the flashy brainchild of nightlife impresario, David Grutman, so you’ll be certain to catch a memorable music set by an internationally acclaimed DJ, or two. Expect high demand at the velvet rope as this club is not only a popular favorite, but its long-awaited reopening coincides with the busy influx of thrill-seeking Baselers and celebrity patrons.

ORA

4. ORA

If you’d like to try something that is just a bit off the beaten path, but are still aiming to go big, look no further. Ora is South Beach’s freshest installment of sensory overload with a twist. Touting the slogan, “when nightlife grows up,” the club’s concept relies on the enduring traditions of glamorous European nightspots then lets go with playful innovation. Resident DJ, Snoop Dogg holds it down on decks about once per month, and if he’s not there, you’ll find equivocally interesting class acts who do well to keep the vibes right and on a high note. Take the stairs to the second floor for a VIP backroom lounge referred to as the Anti-Social. Mixology cocktails and open format dance tracks add yet another spin here.

BASEMENT AT THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION

3. BASEMENT AT THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION

Consider a heightened experience without all of the pretense. Beautifully curated to include amazing add-ons like a sexy indoor ice-skating rink and a well-appointed bowling alley bar that spins elegant hip-hop, and what not. Basement is tactfully situated past the delightful Edition lobby bar…and you guessed it, downstairs. The eponymously named hotspot is frankly incendiary. With sincere resident DJs like Questlove, Soul Clap and the brilliant James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, we highly recommend. It’s a sort of performance art sanctuary, really. In fact, we’d also suggest you simply “go for it” in the dimly lit “Discobox”. You know, like nobody’s watching. Like it’s Art Basel 2017. It’s just down the hall.

STORY

2. STORY

This is a good place to write one. It’s in the heart of South Beach and it’s where privy locals mingle with A-Listers. The result is pure Abstract Expressionism. That’s our metaphor for an unbridled good time. Think of Story as LIV’s irreverent, little brother; they have the same parent-owners, after all. And like LIV, Story boasts big lights, big sound, and a big space – brush strokes broad enough for the Miami Heat to hold court on the dance-floor whenever they want to punctuate a birthday or just write off a small fortune.

SUGAR AT THE EAST HOTEL

1. SUGAR AT THE EAST HOTEL

Fancifully inspired Asian design reaches sweet, new heights at this 40th floor picture-perfect “Hong-Kongy” haven. Except, you don’t have to go that far. It’s just off the beach atop Downtown Brickell’s new City Centre hotel, EAST. An airy, lush garden setting makes for a sensual composition, frame-able by international DJs, authentic Asian culinary flavors and signature cocktails. We’d say that the sky is no longer the limit.

That’s the perspective, as curated for you by Villazzo.

We hope you can make it.

Email villas@villazzo.com to book your Miami villa today.

Home & Castle TV

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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Our Founder’s Top 5 Miami Spice Restaurants Picks

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

2016 Fuerteventura 9652It’s “bon appetit” time for foodies participating in the best summer restaurant promotion in Miami. The annual Miami Spice promotion ends this month on September 30, offering three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners at the city’s most beloved establishments.

This year, more than 240 restaurants will participate, and we asked our longtime Miami Beach resident and President and Founder Christian Jagodzinski to pick his favorite top 5 “Miami Spice” offerings in Miami Beach:

 

1. Mr. Chow  – This gorgeous space with a lavish gold leaf crystal chandelier (designed by Michael Chow himself) is the epitome of an upper class dining experience featuring “exquisite Chinese food and professional service.”
MrChow

2. Estiatorio Milos (Milos Miami) – This South of Fifth’s ultra-sleek Greek spot never disappoints, “ I love their lunch menu all year round.” Milos Miami
Milos Miami

3. Pubbelly  – This Asian-inspired gastropub on the beach features “creative cuisine in an unpretentious setting.”
pubbelly

4. Pied a Terre  – Hidden away in the historic Cadet Hotel, this refined restaurant “feels like you are in France, a very small, quaint place run by an authentic French family.”
Pied

5. Red, The Steakhouse  – This exceptional South Beach outpost of a Cleveland original offers “one of the best steaks in Miami.” Red

 

For the best Miami Beach luxury rentals visit www.villazzo.com

Celebrate Labor Day in Villazzo style

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Let’s welcome the Fall season with style!

Book your 5-star VillaHotel Stay in Miami 

and Enjoy a complimentary tailoring session

and men’s suit from John Varvatos.

Guests that book a minimum of one week 5-star VillaHotel service level will enjoy a private in-villa styling experience with a master tailor session from John Varvatos Bal Harbour Shops.

John Varvatos tailored clothing offers a distinctive approach to formal dressing. Designed for the discerning gentleman in two coveted styles, The Hampton and The Austin, each suit evokes a sophisticated fusion of modern sensibilities with classic artisanship.

This offer is valid during the months of September and October 2016 with any 5-star VillaHotel booking of 7 days or more in Miami, valid for one guest.

Villazzo has partnered with American contemporary menswear designer John Varvatos to offer you a truly bespoke experience. The master tailor will custom fit you with a complete look from the John Varvatos Tailored Clothing collection – including suit (sizing 46 to 58),shirt, tie and shoes for a complimentary retail value of $4,000.

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy this refined tailoring experience this Fall at one of our 10 VillaHotels located in Miami Beach. All Villa rates are valid for the month of September and October, contact villas@villazzo.com and customize your VillaHotel service packages according to your specific tastes, we have created three service levels for you to choose from.

Kick off the Fall season in sophisticated style, and let our experts pamper you in style.

Villa Contenta (6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms; waterfront)
5-Star VillaHotel Rate: starting from $10,500 / night
Villa Kristine (7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms; waterfront)
5-Star VillaHotel Rate: starting from $14,300 / night
Villa Denise (5+2 bedrooms, 5+2 bathrooms; canal front)
5-Star VillaHotel Rate: starting from $6,700 / night

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Saturday, May 28th, 2016

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Villazzo Launches Kids Program – March 3, 2016


Villazzo announces the launch of the new Villazzo Kids Program rolling out at our 30 VillaHotels located in Miami Beach, St Tropez and Aspen. In response to the growing global demand of family travel and their evolving needs, the program redefines family experiences within the VillaHotel and introduces more meaningful branded amenities for young travelers. (more…)

Join Us for South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Miami is a land of sun and endless entertainment. And in the winter, it also becomes a gastronomic hub. One of America’s most beloved gourmet gatherings, the Food Network & Cooking ChannelSouth Beach Wine & Food Festival is back with its 15th edition to showcase the best of world-class wine, spirits, food and fun.
This year’s SOBEWFF will take place from Feb. 24-28 and it is expected to attract more than 60,000 gourmets in search of the finest dining experience and Miami’s unique fusion of Latin, Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine. It will bring together more than 350 chefs, including local celeb-chefs and the most renowned local culinary celebrities such as Giada de Laurentiis, Emeryl Lagasse and Rachel Ray, who will host a line-up of more than 80 uniquely crafted events: brunches and lunches, intimate dinners, walk-around tastings, parties and children activities.


Villazzo
will donate a percentage of rental revenue from all Miami reservations during the four-day destination event booked to add to the proceeds SOBEWFF collects for the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University.

Your VillaHotel experience includes a lifestyle organized by your own private Hotel Manager and his expert team of hand-picked and uniformed staff whom we train in-house to pamper you. Don’t miss your opportunity to indulge all the moms in your family and celebrate in style! Contact us at villas@villazzo.com to book now and assure availability, and let Villazzo take care of the details.