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W Miami 4.5

Downtown, Miami, Florida

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  • Pool area shared with condo residents
  • 20-minute drive from South Beach

Bottom Line

Stunning design by Kelly Wearstler, big rooms with kitchenettes, and a sleek lounge make the 162-room W Miami strong competition for the upscale Epic hotel down the road. But the hotel would live up to its hip image better in South Beach than in its corporate neighborhood.

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A stylish boutique hotel that's part of the massive Icon Brickell residential development

The lobby

Two heavyweight developers and $1.3 billion helped make Icon Brickell one of the most important residential projects to hit Miami in recent years. Real estate mogul Jorge Perez and celebrity designer Philippe Starck collaborated to create a stunning complex of three high-rise towers, a two-acre park and pool deck, and a powerful brand image of stylish, sophisticated urban living. The project is part of an ongoing transformation in corporate Downtown and Brickell; new hotels, hot restaurants, and high-design residences are helping to turn these fast-growing areas into destinations in their own right.

The W Miami, formerly the Viceroy, resides in this buzzed-about complex, in a 50-story tower it shares with more than 500 residential units (the two neighboring 57-story towers house an additional 1,276). With the famous name of Playboy-bunny-turned-decorator Kelly Wearstler added to the mix as the hotel's designer, the Viceroy became something of a celebrity brand name tour-de-force before being purchased and converted into a W hotel in June 2016. But all that star power doesn't change the fact that this isn't South Beach -- yet. While the W Miami is an excellent option for stylish business travelers who want to stay near Brickell's corporate offices, the hotel seems geared toward a hip, jetsetting crowd that the neighborhood is only starting to attract.


Located in Brickell, home to corporate offices and expensive condos

Map of W Miami

The W Miami is part of a 10-acre residential high-rise complex in Brickell, a fast-growing business and residential district. Valet parking is available for approximately $36/night.

  • Walking distance to Brickell's financial district
  • 20-minute drive to South Beach
  • 15-minute drive to Miami International Airport
  • 1-minute drive or 20-minute walk to American Airlines Arena
  • 3-minute drive to the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
  • 6-minute drive to the Wynwod Arts District
  • 10-minute drive to Coconut Grove and Coral Gables


Asian-inspired design by Kelly Wearstler; kitchenettes; modern electronics and big marble bathrooms

All rooms include:

One- and two-bedroom residences with spacious balconies are available for stays of three days or more.


A huge luxury spa and a top-notch fitness center

Water lounge
  • 28,000-square-foot spa with Philippe Starck design, 10 treatment rooms, redwood saunas, eucalyptus steam rooms, and a media screening room. Massages, body treatments, and facials are all available.
  • Beautiful water lounge with white marble floors, three Jacuzzis, a shallow foot-deep reflecting pool, white furniture (some of it in the pool, a la the Philippe Starck pools at SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills), floor-to-ceiling wooden bookcases with white books, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bay, and a giant yellow chandelier
  • 2,500-square-foot fitness center with yoga and Pilates classes, spinning studio, and expert trainers
  • Two-acre pool deck with huge infinity pool, bay views, poolside food and drink service, a fireplace, and a floor chess board; shared with Icon Brickell Condo residents


A solid Mediterranean restaurant and a rootop pool and lounge

15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
  • 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar: Upscale dining for all three meals in a vibrant space.
  •  WET Deck Pool and Bar: This 50th-floor rooftop pool and lounge -- a guests-only hangout by day, and classy club by night -- delivers stellar views and high design. But it's far from the South Beach party scene.

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485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131-2717, United States


(305) 503-4400

Also Known As

  • Viceroy Miami

Room Types

  • Junior Suite
  • One-Bedroom Den Residence
  • One-Bedroom Suite
  • Studio Residence
  • Two-Bedroom Residence
  • Viceroy Double Room
  • Viceroy King Deluxe
  • Viceroy King Room

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