Nestled within the lush tropical paradise of Coconut Grove, Miami, lies the epitome of luxury and sophistication – the Mr. C Hotel. This new boutique hotel, conceived by hospitality legends Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, effortlessly blends the nautical charm of Venice, Italy with the vibrant energy of South Florida’s most iconic city.
Soaring high on stilts so guests can get clear views of Sailboat Bay, Biscayne Bay, and the Coconut Grove skyline, the Mr. C Hotel is not hard to miss. With inspiration drawn from both coastal Italian culture as well as the elegance of luxe living, the interior of the hotel echoes the look and feel of a sleek yacht. With curricular porthole windows, high gloss timber paneling, and chrome and lacquer detailing, every inch of the space is designed to mirror the smoothness of a grand Riva Boat.
Boasting six floors that house 100 rooms (including suites with up to three bedrooms), Mr. C is the ideal accommodation for someone who’s seeking solstice. Most of the rooms offer fully furnished balconies, spacious rain showers, loveseat sitting areas, and large, fluffy beds. Additionally, rooms are peppered with sea-blue accents, including bright, plush headboards, glossy bathroom tiles, and colorful curtains.
When guests are not in their rooms relaxing, they can bask by the rooftop pool, which features secluded cabanas that are complete with refreshment centers stocked with chilled water and towels. Additionally, they can experience BeAtala, an exclusive wellness suite that offers bespoke face and body treatments based on each individual’s needs. Not to mention, there’s also a fitness center that has personal trainers and yoga classes as well as a ballroom that’s designated for weddings and other special private events.
And, as with any Cipriani space, the restaurant scene is the star of the show. Featuring two Italian restaurants – the signature Bellini rooftop restaurant and the Il Giardino creperie and outdoor terrace cafe – Mr. C is fit for any foodie. For a casual bite, guests can head to Il Giardino in the morning to snack on homemade pastries and crepes. If they prefer something heartier, they can dine at Bellini to nosh on classic favorites such as eggs benedict Florentine, french toast, and a selection of rich pasta. As for Bellini’s dinner menu, food lovers can enjoy a wide range of mouthwatering seafood, meat, and vegetarian selections including free-range grass-fed beef carpaccio, sautéed clams alla Veneziana, pappardelle alla Bellini, chicken ai porcini, fresh salads, and much, much more. In terms of dessert, always (and we mean always) order the reputable Cipriani Cake, which is made of several layers of decadent sponge cake and vanilla mascarpone cream that’s encased between a shell of meringue brulee.
Additionally, the drinks are not to be missed. As some people in the alcohol industry might know, while Giuseppe Cipriani was experimenting with white peaches and Prosecco in 1948, he created what is now known as the Bellini cocktail. The drink quickly became a staple at the now world-renowned Harry’s Bar as well as at all other Cipriani restaurants across the globe. Trust us, a Bellini is a must.
In addition to the hotel’s amenities and restaurants, there are also activities guests can partake in in and around the property. They can walk down to Peacock Park or take a bike ride with one of Mr. C’s complimentary bikes. They can also listen to live music played by local bands at Il Giardino on Friday evenings. Plus, Mr. C has a specially designated beach area that has complimentary lounge chairs and towels for hotel guests. From days at the beach to nights at Bellini, Mr. C is the perfect escape.
Location: Coconut Grove, Miami
Star-Rating: Not officially star-rated yet but AAA Four Diamond rating.
The Vibe: Upscale luxury meets Coconut Grove’s beach scene.
Food + Drink: Bellini restaurant and Il Giardino creperie are on the property.
Amenities: Rooftop pool and private cabanas; two Italian dining establishments (the Bellini rooftop restaurant and Il Giardino creperie and outdoor terrace cafe); a fitness center featuring Technogym equipment, personal trainers, and yoga classes; a wellness center and spa complete with tailored treatments and a private sauna; and a ballroom for weddings and other private events.
Our Favorite Thing About the Hotel: Mr. C was designed to emulate the look and feel of a luxurious yacht, and it does exactly that. The wood paneling, high ceilings, rounded windows, and splashes of vibrant blue hues make this hotel a standout in terms of design, decor, and decoration.
What’s Nearby: Biscayne Bay, Regatta Park, Peacock Park, Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden, Fairchild Botanical Gardens, David T Kennedy Park, The Barnacle Historic State Park, and Merrick Park.
Any Personal Neighborhood Recs? Within walking distance to Cocowalk, the neighborhood’s unique reimagination of a shopping plaza enveloped in vibrant tropical greenery, Mr. C is situated perfectly to explore the neighborhood by bike or by foot. Boasting world-renowned dining options, boutique shopping experiences, an array of playgrounds and parks, bookstores, museums, and ice cream parlors, Cocowalk and the surrounding area have something to offer for every walk of life.
Rooms: 100 rooms
Pricing: Starting at $300/night
Closest Airport: Miami International Airport
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