Art Basel Miami Beach is the one of the most important art shows in the US, and takes place this year from December 3 to December 6, 2009.
An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from across the world will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers.
If you’re planning on attending this fabulous event, you will definitely want to stay in one of Miami’s best hotels, just as gorgeous and artistic as some of the pieces you’ll see at the exhibits:
Mandarin Oriental Miami
A fun design hotel in Miami, the Mandarin Oriental Miami is a great spot for guests who want an excellent view of the city skyline and Biscayne Bay. This hotel was designed by interior designers Hirsch Bedner and Associates and will definitely appeal to artistically minded people and lovers of fine, modern design – perfect for people coming to Miami for Art Basel 2009.
Another modern hotel in Miami, The Setai is a much more intimate environment than most and boasts an excellent oceanfront location in the heart of South Beach. Stay here if you want to explore some of the rich architectural Art Deco history of the neighborhood. You will certainly want to spend lots of time investigating this hotel, constructed between 1936 and 1938.
Smaller still is Hotel Victor which is right in the heart of the Art Deco district of South Beach (and perfect base camp for Art Basel). Hotel Victor is right next to “Versace Mansion” – Ocean Drive’s most famous building lovingly restored by Gianni Versace and current private member’s club for the rich and famous.
ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa
If a gorgeous beachfront location is what you are looking for in a hotel in Miami, you should consider One Bal Harbour Resort and Spa Bordered by Baker’s Haulover Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean you will get stunning views of the water here.
The Betsy Hotel
Historical, colonial and intimate, The Betsy Hotel in Miami is one of the city’s most elegant hotels. The Betsy has an aura that is passionately low-key. All 61 rooms boast a tropical, colonial design, leaving guests feeling fresh and pampered. Be sure to check out the hotel’s spa if you really want to relax after a long day of enjoying Art Basel 2009.