TRAVEL ATTACHÉ | SWIM WEEK EDITION / by Brackett Bilodeau

With just a month left until Swim Week festivities begin, it's time to get down to business. Check out our top picks for staying and playing like a pro during this year's annual fashion blowout.

 

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Image courtesy of oceandrive.com

THOMPSON MIAMI
This Miami newcomer steals the spotlight with its modern-eclecticism-meets-Miami-glam vibe. Among the city's newest and hottest, the Thompson is at the top of our list for those who wish to stay close to the action as many of Swim Week's festivities will call this hotspot home.


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Image courtesy of editionhotels.com

THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION
A 3.5-acre private beach enclave? Say no more. The Miami Beach EDITION features not only breathtaking digs, but a Jean-Georges restaurant to boot. Can't stay away? This bad boy's got apartments, too. Just saying.


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Image courtesy of 1hotels.com

1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
600 feet of pristine beachfront, anyone? Choose from city view or ocean view rooms for an unparalleled view of the Swim Week happenings below.


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Image courtesy of morganshotelgroup.com

DELANO HOTEL
Glitz, glamour, and beachside bungalows...now we're talking. Renowned designers Philippe Starck and Tim Andreas have collaborated to bring this stunning property to Miami. Stay here for the ultimate nature-centric experience.


Image courtesy of SLS

Image courtesy of SLS

SLS HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
Anything Lenny Kravitz-related is good in our book. Take the SLS Hotel South Beach, for example. The artist's white-on-white vision is a work of art in the form of a luxe beachfront hotel, brought to life by NYC-based firm Kravitz Design.