Number 4041 Collins Ave, Miami, has gone through a few changes over the years. Beginning life as the Lord Tarleton Hotel before reopening in 1955 as the Crown Hotel, and more recently operating as Thompson Miami Beach.
Like David Bowie in the ’70s, the three-towered Art Deco property has yet another new name; this time having been rebranded The Confidante, as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt.
Situated in the heart of the action, many of the 363 guest rooms (including 16 suites) provide ocean views, all feature retro furnishings, bright pops of colour and luxurious linens. Designed to make you feel like you’re bedding down in a friend’s fancy beach house, the spaces are reminiscent of Miami’s golden era. (Minus the cocaine overlords.) With direct beach access, you can be dipping your toes in the Atlantic within minutes — or alternatively, frolicking in one of the two spacious heated pools, set amid lush tropical gardens.
This being Miami, The Confidante has three exciting culinary options for guests and locals: The Backyard, a casual affair within the hotel’s gardens offering delights like snapper tacos, burgers and fresh guacamole; Seagrape, a Floridian style brasserie with Caribbean influences, open for breakfast, lunch and bar bites; and TALDE Miami Beach (the hugely-popular Asian-American restaurant and bar founded in Brooklyn by celeb chef Dale Talde) will be cooking up a storm with dishes like pretzel pork and chive dumplings, and finger-licking Korean fried chicken.
The Confidante Miami Beach, making a name for itself. Again.