Miami Beach, Florida
When Studio 54 founder Ian Schrager planted his boutique hotel flag in South Beach with the 1992 opening of the Delano, he changed the landscape of all of Miami, transforming it from a glorified retirement community into the hotbed of the hip, young, and modish it is today. Last winter, he moved his effortlessly elegant vibe 12 blocks uptown to the burgeoning Mid-Beach district, where he turned a shuttered 1955 Miami Modern gem, the Seville Hotel, into this outpost of his growing Edition brand. The renovated interiors respect many of the original architectural flourishes, including the lobby’s white Carrara marble floors, 24-karat gold columns and sunken midcentury restaurant, but Schrager has given the space a 21st-century makeover, thanks to a partnership with in-demand chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who runs the Spanish-inspired Matador Room and the Market at Edition artisanal food hall. Downstairs, the buzzy Basement—with its bowling alley, nightclub and indoor ice rink—feels a bit like Studio 54 for the Peter Pan, I-won’t-grow-up set.