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The Goodtime Hotel library by Alice Gao

Welcome to The Goodtime Hotel

Miami Beach, Florida is home to a new hotel, The Goodtime Hotel – a joint endeavour between David Grutman and Pharrell Williams.

Located on South Beach, the 266-room property takes its design cues from the Art Deco period. Together, Grutman and Williams worked alongside real estate developers Michael D. Fascitelli and Eric Birnbaum of Imperial Companies who developed the corner block.

The Goodtime Hotel exterior by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel exterior by Alice Gao

Architect Morris Adjmi, designer Ken Fulk and landscape architect Raymond Jungles created a unique marquee concept in Miami Beach. The goal for The Goodtime Hotel was to promote an active, balanced lifestyle with a happy vibe and feeling of escapism.

The Goodtime Hotel Pharrell Williams and David Grutman by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel Pharrell Williams and David Grutman by Alice Gao

The hotel sits on an historic section of South Beach along well-known Washington Avenue. The design includes a corrugated facade, airy atrium entryway, hand-painted hothouse murals and Deco plasterwork that hints at the nostalgia of the past.

The Goodtime Hotel reception by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel reception by Alice Gao

Each guest room features custom bedding, bespoke drapes, leopard-print benches and – wait for it – a pink rotary dial phone!

The Goodtime Hotel guest room by Alice Gao
Hotel room at The Goodtime Hotel by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel Bathroom by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel Bathroom by Alice Gao

Guests can sip on cocktails and casual Mediterranean fare at Grutman’s Strawberry Moon restaurant and pool club. Here, Ken Fulk’s design concept is inspired by mid-century Caribbean and Central American resort towns (such as Havana and Acapulco in their heyday).

The Goodtime Hotel Pool At Strawberry Moon by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel Pool At Strawberry Moon by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel Strawberry Moon pool cabanas by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel Strawberry Moon pool cabanas by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel Strawberry Moon Pool Bar by Alice Gao
The Goodtime Hotel Strawberry Moon Pool Bar by Alice Gao

The Goodtime Hotel

601 Washington Avenue

Miami Beach, Florida

As a child, I wrote short stories, poetry and daydreamed about visiting exotic destinations dressed like a 1960s film star. I was able to realise some of my dreams over my career spanning more than 20 years in Australian publishing, working as the editor of Luxury Travel magazine, Vacations & Travel magazine and as editor of several drinks magazines. As a freelance writer, I've scribed for The Australian newspaper, T Magazine Australia (The New York Times), Escape (The Daily Telegraph), Delicious, Travel + Leisure Asia, Wine Selector, Wine Companion, Holidays with Kids and more. I founded Vintage Travel Kat in 2020, inspired to share stories of vintage-related travel, fashion and lifestyle with a fellow vintage-vibe tribe.

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