the legendary EAST — a brand boasting lauded locales in hong kong and beijing — recently opened a miami outpost that promises the amenities and aesthetic appeal that has distinguished the hospitality giant since its inception. EAST, miami offers a supremely stylish and sumptuous stay in the heart of the city’s brickell district, forming part of the monumental, 4.9 million square-foot arquitectonica-designed development, brickell city centre. destination dining, personalized service, four pristine pools and an award-winning rooftop bar all contribute to creating a cultural haven of high-hospitality.

 

on the occasion of miami art week 2017, designboom was invited to discover the elevated EAST experience

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EAST, miami features four swimming pools surrounded by lush greenery 

 

 

developed by swire properties — leading the establishment of large-scale mixed-use projects in asia and across the US — EAST, miami is designed with the unconventional traveler in mind. the elevated atmosphere and posh, yet playful environment appeal to those seeking a thrilling, yet tranquil place to call home-away-from-home. 352 guest rooms, eight suites and 89 residence suites, owned and operated by swire hotels, range in size from from 300 to 1,800 square feet and enjoy dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, and balconies with views of the miami skyline and biscayne bay.

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outdoor environments are characterized by a posh, yet playful sensibility 

 

 

the overall design of EAST, miami was envisioned by architectural firm arquitectonica, who integrated both traditional and modern day building techniques into the scheme. the property is a green certified development whose integration of a ‘climate ribbon’ has changed the face of sustainable building schemes. this architectural fixture — sited in the middle of brickell city centre’s commercial sector — uses natural wind currents to cool the space. undulating overhead, the sinuous canopy shields pedestrians below while also creating a gentle (and welcome) circulation of air in miami’s toasty temperatures.

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the design of EAST, miami was envisioned by arquitectonica

 

 

guest rooms, restaurant and lounge interiors are adorned with art — an important component across all EAST hotels. local and national artists alike have contributed to a curated collection of sculptures, paintings, and photographs that seek to shed light on the city’s charm. saturated palettes of blues, yellows, whites, and ambers are seen across custom commissions, framed prints, and even an infinity room-style elevator, further defining EAST, miami as a a creative and cultural sanctuary.

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the property includes 352 guest rooms, eight suites and 89 residence suites

 

 

foodies look no further than the EAST, miami for their fix. the property features two signature restaurants designed by los angeles-based firm, studio collective. quinto la huella boasts 9,700 square-feet of space with 359 seats throughout the restaurant and features fire cooking methods fueled with local red and white oak, a sushi counter spotlighting the city’s coastline, and expansive poolside outdoor dining.

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sugar, a tropical paradise of botanical life on the rooftop of the EAST

 

 

after dinner, guests can ascend to the hotel’s 40th floor to experience sugar, a tropical paradise of botanical life and beautiful people serving up asian-inspired tapas. since opening, the green-filled garden environment high in the sky has become a hotspot and hideaway for locals and travels alike seeking respite from bustling downtown miami.

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asian-inspired tapas is on the menu at sugar 

 

 

like every swire hotel, EAST, miami plays an integral role in the company’s mixed-use development portfolio. the property is nestled in the heart of the long-awaited brickell city centre, which comprises a host of luxury facilities. BCC reflects the vibrancy, diversity, and cultural heritage of the city through select luxury shopping and premium dining. since opening, brickell city centre has become not only as a destination for shopping, amenities and other activities, but as a true architectural symbol for the area.

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the green-filled garden environment has become a hotspot and hideaway

 

 

sun drenched rooms, superb service and a swanky rooftop bar are only a select few of the reasons EAST, miami sets itself apart in the scene. discover your stay, here.

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quinto la huella offers expansive poolside outdoor dining

east miami review
the restaurant boasts 9,700 square-feet of space with 359 seats

east miami review
spaces are designed with the unconventional traveler in mind

east miami review
rooms range in size from from 300 to 1,800 square feet 

east miami review
spaces enjoy dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows

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expansive bathrooms are part of every room

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domain is the lobby café and bar serving coffee, light bites and a variety of wine

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EAST, miami offers a supremely stylish and sumptuous stay in downtown

 

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