– November 12, 2008 – The long-awaited EPIC, a new lifestyle, boutique
waterfront hotel located in the heart of downtown Miami, is scheduled to
open its doors in December 2008 and is currently accepting reservations
for guests arriving in January 2009 at www.epichotel.com. Managed
by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, EPIC represents the company’s first
new-build hotel property in Florida.
EPIC is owned primarily by the Spanish real estate company Ponte Gadea
and in partnership with Alfredo and Diego Lowenstein’s Lionstone Development
and Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group. “We are very excited to participate in this
landmark project in Miami,” said Roberto Cibeira Moreira, CEO of Ponte
Gadea’s U.S. operations.
Located at the edge of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, EPIC combines
the timeless style of a cosmopolitan boutique hotel with the amenities
of a resort to create a sophisticated recreation oasis for guests amidst
the energy and pulse of Miami.
Surrounded by lush landscaping and palm trees, EPIC captures the essence
of Miami from its distinct waterfront location, offering inspiring cityscapes
and glimmering views of the bay throughout the elliptical-shaped 52-story
building. With interiors designed by award-winning designer Cheryl
Rowley, EPIC offers an inviting and sophisticated style with a sense of
warmth, simplicity, rhythm and understated elegance for the stylish and
seasoned traveler. The hotel will occupy 15 of the floors and contain 414
“EPIC captures the vibrant and seductive vibe of Miami, providing a
hotel experience where guests can work, play, and be inspired,” said Joe
Schwingler, general manager at EPIC. “Our unique combination of sophisticated
whimsy delivers a playful experience designed to amuse and entertain within
a welcoming and relaxed environment.”
EPIC provides guests with heroic experiences and larger-than-life moments
throughout their stay. It pays homage to heroes through its design,
amenities, services and staff who offer an unmatched level of visionary
service, which is a reflection of Kimpton’s commitment to unparalleled
personalized care and attention to unique guest needs. Since 2007,
Kimpton has consistently garnered the highest customer satisfaction ranking
from Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI), surpassing other luxury, five-star
hotel brands in customer care satisfaction. MMHI provides survey,
analysis and service improvement tools, and benchmarking data for the hospitality
EPIC guests will enjoy a range of amenities that evoke the ultimate
Miami fusion – a blend of sensual energy and sophisticated ambiance.
Sitting 16 floors above sea level overlooking the “Magic City” is a 13,752-square-foot
wrap-around pool deck with two swimming pools, which provides a relaxing
atmosphere by day and turns into a pulsating hotspot at night. EPIC
also features a private marina that offers charter departures directly
from the hotel and is available for unconventional and one-of-a-kind yacht
parties, receptions and events – as well as fine and casual waterfront
dining, including a modern Mediterranean-style restaurant, a waterfront
lounge, and a full-service spa and fitness center operated by Exhale.
The hotel’s 411 spacious guestrooms and suites feature private balconies
with inspiring views of the bay and city, and are artfully designed by
Rowley, with calming earth tones, custom furnishings and fine fabrics.
Rooms offer a wide range of amenities to provide a relaxing and indulgent
experience, including fine Italian linens with luxurious triple sheeting
and throw blankets, LCD flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations,
and spa-inspired luxury bath amenities – with many of the guestrooms offering
hydrotherapy air bath tubs. Additional room services and amenities
include complimentary morning newspaper and coffee upon request, twice-daily
housekeeping service, as well as high-speed wireless Internet access.
Located on EPIC’s 29th and 30th floors are club level rooms and suites,
and a club lounge. Club level guests have exclusive access to a private
lounge that offers a concierge, television and culinary delights throughout
the day, including complimentary continental breakfast, mid-morning and
afternoon light fare and refreshments, evening hors d'oeuvres and a private
evening wine hour.
In addition, EPIC features more than 11,000 square feet of inspiring
indoor meeting and event space, providing business travelers and groups
with high-touch, customer care and stylized spaces to create memorable
and productive meetings and events.
Situated in the heart of downtown Miami at the edge of the Miami River
and Biscayne Bay, EPIC is surrounded by first-class dining, shopping, nightlife,
entertainment, and the city’s finest museums and attractions – all within
easy reach. The hotel is located seven miles from Miami International
Airport and is in close proximity to Miami Beach and the Port of Miami.
Room rates at EPIC start from $399 per night. EPIC is located
at 270 Biscayne Blvd Way. For more information or reservations, please
call (866) 760-3742 or (305) 424-5226 or visit www.epichotel.com.
A member of the award-winning San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels &
Restaurants, EPIC is slated to open in Dec. 2008. EPIC is located at the
edge of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, and combines the style of a cosmopolitan
boutique hotel with the amenities of a resort to create a sophisticated
oasis for guests amidst the energy and pulse of Miami. The hotel’s
411 rooms and suites are artfully designed by Cheryl Rowley, with furnishings
that convey an understated sense of cool, and all feature private balconies
that provide inspiring views of the city and bay. Amenities include
a 13,752-square-foot wrap-around pool deck, fine and casual waterfront
dining, a spa and fitness center operated by Exhale, a waterfront lounge,
11,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, and a private marina.
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the first and
leading collection of boutique hotels, throughout the United States and
Canada. Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, every Kimpton hotel features
personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, specialty rooms
and suites, and provides a range of exciting culinary experiences through
affiliated top-rated destination chef-driven restaurants. Kimpton
takes pride in its commitment to social responsibility and leads the hospitality
industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare programs.
Privately held, Kimpton received the highest ranking in customer satisfaction
scores by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index for the entire year of 2007,
exceeding all other hotel companies, including those in both the luxury
and upscale segment. Among the company’s newest properties are the Hotel
Monaco Alexandria and Jackson 20 restaurant in Virginia, which opened in
January 2008, and the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles in Westwood and the adjacent
BLVD 16 restaurant, which opened in May 2008. Additional projects
are underway in Florida, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago and
Virginia. For more information, please visit www.KimptonHotels.com or call