Not even a pandemic could curb the influx of sun-seeking travelers ascending on Miami Beach this past year. With so many exciting hotel openings in recent months from Pharrell Williams spirited The Goodtime Hotel to Marriott’s Moxy Miami South Beach, set on a quiet street just a few blocks shy of Collins Avenue, KAYAK Miami Beach (@kayakmiamibeach) officially made its debut in April.
With 52-guest rooms, the new tech-friendly boutique is the first hotel by search aggregation website Kayak.com and from its playful interior design and Middle Eastern restaurant concept, Layla (@laylamiamibeach), the hotel already features all the trappings of a trendy South Beach destination.
Later this summer, KAYAK Miami Beach will offer guests everything from contactless check-in and check-out via the KAYAK app (@kayak), as well as keyless entry and access to restaurant reservations on Open Table (KAYAK’s sister brand).
In the meantime, check in at the hotel is available via tablets in the lobby, and in-room TV’s offer on-demand content from yoga classes by local favorite Green Monkey Yoga as well as access to streaming services for movies, TV shows and music. Guests can also contact house managers to request anything from turn down service to towels as well as view a digital guestbook with hotel details and recommendations of things to do during their stay in and around town.
While tech will certainly be at the forefront of KAYAK Miami Beach – the hotel which is located in a landmark building in the shadow of renowned The Bass art museum – does a good job of making use of the public spaces. Set along the Collins Canal, the patio is the perfect place to start your morning with one of the house’s best dishes, Shakshouka, for breakfast. Upstairs, a wrap-around rooftop sundeck a plunge pool offers plenty of space to lounge around by day. And when South Beach starts calling, which it always does, it’s about a ten-minute walk away.