The highly-anticipated Esmé hotel has finally opened its doors on Española Way. The stylish hotel, which opened earlier last week at the site of the old Clay Hotel after a long, five-year renovation, is bringing the charm and excitement of Española’s Way past back to Miami Beach.
Featuring Spanish-Mediterranean influences, sunny patios, earthy tones and minimalist Art Deco decorations, Esmés design evokes Española’s Way Bohemian past as an artist colony and mafia hideout serving up all the glitz and glamour of Miami’s Jazz Age.
From the rooftop to the old and cozy paseos that were once used by kitchen staff and are now open for enjoying breakfast al fresco, guests will be able to enjoy Esmé’s glamour across five of its brand new restaurants and bars.
Poolside by day and sultry terrace by night, The Roof offers the perfect setting for sipping on sangrías while working on your tan. Or, if you choose to go after sundown this vibey, cabana-style rooftop is great for grabbing some casual drinks and Latinamerican bites with friends.
Meanwhile, downstairs at the charming El Salón patrons can enjoy tapas-style dishes by Chef Fabian DiPaolo such as Argentinian empanadas, Cuban medianoche sliders or Venezuelan arepas, while sipping on cocktails.
For some more Spanish bites, Bar Pintxo has your back with Basque-inspired bar bites, Spanish wine, beer and Basque cider.
The Esmé stretches across eight different buildings including Casa Matanza where you’ll find two additional restaurants — The Drexel and Tropezón.
Created by the team behind Mandolin Aegean Bistro, The Drexel offers exciting Latinamerican-Mediterranean fusion fare by Chef Nano Crespo, while right next door the Andalusian-inspired bar Tropezón offers sultry cocktails inspired by the south of Spain as well as yummy bites of salty jamón Iberico and olive oil-infused Spanish tortilla.
Dining aside, the new Esmé offers a rooftop pool with gorgeous views of the city and 145 bedrooms luxuriously decorated with vintage accessories, high thread count linen and all the amenities worthy of the finest grand hotels of the past.