Posts Tagged ‘Miami Beach’

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.

FLORIDA DESIGN’S MIAMI HOME AND DÉCOR

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
VILLA CONTENTA: A PALM ISLAND STORY – Sep 2016


If the interior elegance that simmers every turn in this sprawling Palm Island estate overlooking Biscayne Bay in Miami Beach, Fla., calls to mind Versailles, noble apartments in the 16th arrondissement or the playgrounds of the striking Madame de Pompadour, then your sensibilities are in line with the dream its designer had hoped to create. Corinne Sananes, head of the design department at Romeo Royal Gallery, is not only the designer of the 9,893-square-foot estate name “Villa Contenta,” she is the muse of Romeo galleries and partner of owner Claude Dalle, founder of the renowned showrooms and ateliers in Paris and Cannes that create an interior world of luxury, panache and enduring elegance. (more…)

This New Year Treat Yourself to a Spectacular Villazzo Villa

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

2014 New YearWe have collided head first into 2014! For some of us January can be a scary month — we find ourselves scanning mental lists of things we didn’t accomplish the year before. Is there anyone out there that feels unfulfilled? Frustrated by a year that did not deliver the joy and success you had expected? Are you exhausted just thinking about what is to come of this brand new year? Take that nervous energy, otherwise known as the New Year jitters, and turn it into something positive— something more profitable for your mind, body, and soul. Villazzo can help!

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Miami: Your autumn pick-me-up

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

It should come as no surprise that travelers often cite fall as the best time of year to experience Miami. Although much of the country begins to cool down in the month of October, the average high temperature in Miami sits around 85 degrees (approx. 30 Celsius). With tourist season long past, there’s also more freedom to enjoy the true Miami lifestyle (think ample beach space). If you’re still planning your fall Miami getaway, Villazzo still has some of its signature VillaHotels available.

Featured:

1. Book Villa Azza (above): A modern and tropical waterfront escape on Palm Island (starting at $5,700 per night)

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Villazzo Vibe – March 2013

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013


Villazzo VIBE

Villazzo News
When Art Meets Music: Villazzo Is Your Gateway To Fun, Fashion & Music In March

Looking to inject some fun into these final few weeks of winter? If so, Villazzo has some spectacular deals on luxury villas that will put you right in the middle of fun, fashion, and music in Aspen and Miami!

Aspen

Herald The Coming Of Spring In Aspen With Fashion Week In March!


As winter begins to draw to a close, Aspen is ramping up for its annual Aspen Fashion Week, which runs from March 10-13. This year’s Fashion Week will take place throughout the city in three different venues, featuring a who’s who of the world’s most relevant and celebrated fashion designers. The city will be alive with celebrities, the fashion media, and fashion enthusiasts – it’s definitely a can’t miss event!

Now is the perfect time to book your trip to Aspen with Villazzo, and experience the Fashion Week in the comfort and luxury of your very own private hotel. We’re very proud to offer two exclusive Aspen properties, Chantal and Rose. For a limited time, book Villa Chantal for just $11,500 a night, instead of its usual $14,500 Peak rate, or Villa Rose for $4,900 a night, instead of the $6,100 Peak rate. Both offers require a minimum stay of one week.

What better way to experience the pageantry of Fashion Week in Aspen by staying in one of these amazing Aspen villas? Be sure to contact Villazzo today – time is running out!


Miami


Miami Heats Up In March With Music & Fashion!

Aspen isn’t the only exclusive vacation destination featuring exciting events in March. In addition to hosting its own Fashion Week, which runs from March 20-24, Miami will also play host to its popular Winter Music Conference from March 15-24, and the 15th Annual Ultra Music Festival, which takes place over the two weekends from March 15-24.

Miami’s version of the Fashion Week includes an invigorating look at the world’s emerging stars in fashion, as well as a peek into what’s new for the upcoming trends and seasons. Much like the event in Aspen, Miami will feature the world’s top influencers in fashion.

And if Fashion Week is not enough, why not mix in a little music with two of the world’s most influential music festivals, all of which takes place in the final two weeks of March. Both the Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival herald the newest sounds coming out of the dance, techno, and electronic music genres. This combination of music and fashion makes for an experience in Miami that you simply cannot miss!


Villazzo can put you right in the middle of the music and fashion scene in Miami with an incredible promotion. For the remainder of March, book any Villazzo property in Miami for a 1-week minimum and save 30% off! Be sure to act quickly: this offer expires March 24th!


Can’t decide on Aspen or Miami? Why not visit both? This year’s Fashion Weeks in both cities are perfectly scheduled so that you can attend both, plus get to experience the two Miami music festivals as well. Contact Villazzo today on how we can make March a month to remember!

TLC – FOUR HOUSES

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

The Hot Places to Eat and Drink During Your Miami Vacation

Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Everything From Jeff McInnis’ Soon-to-Open Resto to Haute Living’s Top 5 Coffee Spots in Miami
Jeff McInnis via Haute Living

Visitors flock to Miami for many reasons; sun and sand, art and culture, the vibrant nightlife. If you’re planning a Miami luxury villa rental vacation you have the option of eating in your own state-of-the-art kitchen or venturing out to find your meal in one of Miami’s celebrated restaurants. There are classics–Joe’s Stone Crabs, Nobu, Palme d’Or–and trendier locales, not to mention a variety of different cuisines.

Like in most big cities, in Miami new restaurants from big name chefs are cause for a ton of buzz and anticipation. One such chef is Jeff McInnis, who disappointed many Miami diners when he left his post at Gigi’s earlier this year. Miami’s Top Chef has now been tapped for the new Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, which according to its website, is set to open in Fall 2011 at 16th and Lenox on South Beach. If the restaurant stays on schedule (reports have it opening in September), you’ll be able to give it a try if you head to Miami for your luxury villa rental location in the off-season or in time for Art Basel.

Five Napkin Turkey Burger – Photo by billwisserphoto.com
via The Miami New Times

Michelle Bernstein is another chef with a high profile on the Miami dining scene. Bernstein’s new offering, Crumb on Parchment, may be laidback but it is attracting well-heeled lunchers and foodies alike. The restaurant on 3930 NE Second Avenue has a café-style vibe, serves all day breakfast and scrumptious options like classic baked goods (delicious chocolate chip cookies) and elevated lunch food (tuna sandwiches served with kimci aioli and spicy pickles). While a luxury villa rental is the perfect place to throw a bash, Crumb is also a site to consider for a private party, especially one where food wrapped in parchment and utensils served up in pails only adds to the charm and ambiance.

Having a cup of coffee brewed in the state of the art kitchen of your luxury villa rental is a great way to the start the day or unwind at night, but where to go for your java fix when you’re out and about in Miami during the day? To answer that question HauteLiving.com has published their picks for the Top Five Coffee Shops in Miami: Café Demetrio, Nespresso, David’s Café, Pasion del Cielo and Versailles. Of the five we’re partial to Demetrio’s gorgeous location and gourmet brews.

And, lastly, if you’re looking for some more casual dining you’ll be happy to know that Miami has been overrun as of late with gourmet burger joints. Take Shake Shack, for instance, which just announced its opening another location in Coral Gables. The Miami New Times recently compared the newly opened Five Napkin Burger (located on Lincoln Road) to BGR the Burger Joint, which is on Miracle Mile. The results? According to the critic Lee Klein, BGR has the better “signature beef burger,” while Five Napkin wins when it comes to turkey burgers. And that’s the beauty of Miami–high or low, luxury or laidback, the city really delivers.

Villa Contenta, seen here, is just one of the gorgeous luxury villa rental options that Villazzo offers for the Miami area. Visit Villazzo.com for information on the different villas available, their unique features, stunning locations and modern amenities.

Villazzo Vibe – July 2011

Thursday, July 14th, 2011


Villazzo VIBE

Villazzo News
Villazzo’s July Newsletter

From Christian Jagodzinski, President and Founder of Villazzo

Christian Jagodzinski
Summer is in full swing here in Saint-Tropez, and as we get closer to late July, all indications are that the resort will be super-packed this season unlike any other time in recent memory! Stars, socialites, dignitaries, and the most discerning luxury travellers of the world are descending on Saint-Tropez for July and August . . .

. . . will you be here with us as well?

On your behalf, I have worked tirelessly along with my operations and sales team throughout the winter to hand pick the finest luxury villas in Saint-Tropez and Miami. As you know, Villazzo doesn’t just rent you a villa – in our famous “VillaHotels”, we set up a private five-star hotel just for you before your arrival (and convert it back to owner use after your departure).

The vast majority of our top VillaHotels and “V” Villas in Saint-Tropez were booked solid back in the spring. There are, however, a select few properties with very limited availability during Saint-Tropez’s peak season!

In order to make a Villazzo Summer vacation a reality for you, we are offering an exclusive 10% off promotion on the remaining summer dates for one of our top Saint-Tropez VillaHotels! In addition, we have a recently added “V” Villa offering, as well as some availability at one of our top properties. Be sure to read below for all of the details.

These last-minute offerings are perfect reasons to finally book your summer Saint-Tropez vacation with Villazzo at one of our exclusive VillaHotels and “V” Villas, and get a great deal in the process!

And don’t forget: while Saint-Tropez is buzzing, it’s the low season in Miami Beach. If you love Miami in the summer, we have some absolutely incredible deals that you simply cannot pass up!

Be sure to read about our highlighted VillaHotels and “V” Villas in both Saint-Tropez and Miami below, and contact us if you have any questions about the properties and available Summer dates for your vacation plans.

Thank you as always for choosing Villazzo – we look forward to giving you the luxury vacation of a lifetime!

My warmest regards,

Christian Jagodzinski
President and Founder
Villazzo LLC


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Saint-Tropez

A Few Spots at Select Saint-Tropez VillaHotels Still Available For Summer!

We have an amazing deal on our “V” Villa Sogno di Luce that you simply cannot pass up! Villazzo is offering over 10% discount on Sogno di Luce if you book a vacation between August 1st and 12th – the peak of Saint-Tropez’s summer season. This reduces the weekly booking rate from 46,200 € to 39,999 €! This magnificent 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom villa is perched atop a high hill with a commanding seaside view, and puts you close to all of the action.
Now is the time to take advantage of this great deal on one of our finest “V” Villas in Saint-Tropez!

Sogno di Luce

Another available option in Saint-Tropez this summer is newly-added “V” Villa Kim. Located in the coveted Domain de Sinopolis near “V” Villa Sogno di Luce , “V” Villa Kim gives luxury vacationers a spectacular, hilltop view of the sea! Its 4 bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are surrounded by beautifully decorated living and dining areas, as well as a garden-rich exterior, complete with teak terraces, swimming pool, and outdoor Jacuzzi.
For this property Villazzo offers a special last minute rate of 13,100 € for a week, hurry up to get this amazing deal!

Kim

“V” Villa Solea is also still available for the start of peak season in Saint-Tropez – we have availability from July 15th through the 31st. Solea features a unique floor plan that really brings the sun and warmth of Saint-Tropez in summer into the villa experience. And with 5 bedrooms and bathrooms, it has ample room as well.

Solea

Finally, we have some exciting, late-breaking news on Villazzo in Saint-Tropez: we are just about to add a phenomenal new property — similar in style to “V” Villa Kim — that will have full availability for the remainder of Saint-Tropez’s peak season! This brand new, 4 bedroom beauty is close to Tahiti Beach, and very nice. Contact us if you’d like to hear more about it!

Don’t get left out of the 2011 summer season in Saint-Tropez! Contact us now to book your vacation!


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Miami

Villazzo Miami VillaHotels Are A Great Deal in the Summer – Take a look!

Even though the Summer months are considered the “low season” for Miami, Villazzo’s luxurious VillaHotels and “V” Villas remain the hottest properties around. We are currently offering incredible rates and promotions on several of our properties:

Miami Beach’s Palm Island can be described as nothing less than “luxury on luxury” – an ultra-exclusive community of the finest properties in all of Miami. VillaHotel Contenta is truly one of the finest luxury villas of Palm Island, with 11,000 sq ft, 6 bedrooms with spa-inspired en suite bathrooms, spectacular views across Biscayne Bay towards South Beach, and a magnificent pool, terrace area, and plenty of privacy and luxury amenities that, along with Villazzo’s 5 star hotel-inspired VillaHotel services, make VillaHotel Contenta the luxury villa of choice in Palm Island.

VillaHotel Contenta features an amazing low season rate of 50% off peak season, at just $8500 a night for a weekly booking. Some dates are still available for summer – please enquire.

Contenta

With architectural details that conjure the splendor of Alhambra Palace, VillaHotel Jasmine offers Miami Beach vacationers a Moorish-style luxury villa experience on an exclusive waterfront property. The 8,500 sq ft, 6 bedroom, 6 en-suite bathroom mansion features a modern, open floor plan with chic Indian and Moroccan-style furnishings throughout. Outside, an ultra-private terrace, garden, swimming pool, and Jacuzzi make VillaHotel Jasmine the perfect choice to luxury travellers.

We have an exclusive summer promotion for VillaHotel Jasmine: in addition to Jasmine’s low season rate of $7300 a night, we’ll add an additional 20% for any weekly summer booking. Take a look!

Jasmine

We also have a host of other stunning Miami properties available throughout the remainder of the summer, such as VillaHotels Valentina and Catia. You can take a look at all of our Miami properties here.

If you’re ready to make plans for your summer vacation experience, don’t delay! These incredible deals are going fast, and summer will be over before you know it! Contact us to check on availability for all of these fine Villazzo properties.


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Calling All Art Lovers: Book Your Miami Luxury Villa Rental Now for Winter 2011-2012

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

As we enter the summer high season when many are planning to jet off to luxury villa rentals in St. Tropez or Capri, it’s important to start thinking ahead to winter plans. Luxury villa rentals of the calibre offered by Villazzo–many complete with customized five-star VillaHotel amenities and services–are few and far between and book up fast. While it may seem premature to be talking about December’s Art Basel in Miami when the Venice Biennale just kicked off, if you’re planning to attend you should start thinking about booking your accommodations now to avoid being disappointed.

While Miami is famous for sun and sand, gorgeous vistas and raucous parties, it is also becoming quite the mecca for art in North America. Indeed, Art Basel in Miami Beach is arguably the most prestigious art show in the United States. The sister of the original Art Basel in Switzerland, the Miami version is held in the city’s Art Deco District. Perfect, too, if you’re a sun lover as the exhibition spaces are located quite close to the beach. Art Basel Miami 2011 is being held from December 1st to the 4th and will feature “an exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa [that] will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers.” Visit artbaselmiamibeach.com for more information.

A month later, from January 13th to the 16th, the Miami International Art Fair 2012 will be taking place. Having débuted in 2010, MIA has quickly become a contemporary art fair that draws thousands of visitors and VIPs. According to the fair’s website “MIA features contemporary art of all media, including photography, installations and video. The fair also integrates innovative educational art projects – linked to important museums and other art-related organizations. An array of vibrant social activities attract collectors from throughout the US, Latin America and Europe.” Visit mia-artfair.com for more information. (more…)

Luxury Villa Rentals the Best Way to Experience Elite Miami

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
Thanks to the rise of European-inspired Luxury Villas in Miami Beach, North America’s “Riviera” Remains an Exclusive Travel Destination.

If your summers are reserved for St. Tropez, the Amalfi Coast or the Spanish islands, one of the best places to turn for some warmth during the cold winter months is Miami. The lush and vibrant city is diverse enough to offer an ideal vacation for every kind of traveller and is one of the only places in the United States able to stack up to Europe’s A-list travel spots. While the middle class may flock to the Miami they see on CSI or Jersey Shore, there is a whole other dimension to the city not readily available to most travellers.

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