With its sleek, 54-floor cylinder, the Epic Hotel is a newcomer to the hotels in Miami which truly deserves its epithet. Surprisingly though, the Epic manages to feel intimate, with a mission that’s devoted to ‘reflect the values, style and attitude of everyday heroes’. That’s undoubtedly due to its parent Kimpton Hotels, the San Francisco-based lodging corporation that imbues all its unique properties with fashionable grace.
The Epic’s complement extends to 411 rooms and suites, grounded in warm brown and pumpkin tones, and each features private balconies and floor-to-ceiling window walls. They are bedecked in customary Kimpton manner, with WiFi, 37-inch flat-screen TVs that swivel, Acqua di Parma bath accessories and fine Italian linens. In fact, the glass extends into the bathroom, so exhibitionists can have a field day primping and such in full view of employees in neighbouring office towers.
The Asian restaurant Zuma (at street level in the same building, but unrelated to Epic) has produced a fair amount of buzz, bringing a young, fresh-thinking crowd to a somewhat tricky location.