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NOVOTEL MIAMI BRICKELL

Summer is a great time to visit Miami. The city’s many beautiful beaches are at their best, establishments are offering deeply discounted packages, and the reduced crowds allow for the leisurely exploring of natural areas and indoor attractions. Novotel Miami Brickell offers some of the best summer promotions in town, paired with an unbeatable central location in the Magic City and its many attractions. We’re inviting top media and influencers to visit the hotel and enjoy its great F&B concepts and onsite activities this summer, please reach out with your preferred dates to coordinate coverage. During your stay, you’ll enjoy:  

  • Rooftop pool and Sunset Sessions with bits, drinks, and live DJ sets 
  • Happy Hour cocktails and bites
  • Novotel’s signature restaurant, cafe, and pool bar
  • Easy access to Brickell City Center, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne and Miami Beach  

Hotel Description

Novotel Miami Brickell is a 12-story property comprising 275 deluxe guest rooms and suites, with 5,000 square feet of meeting and conference space. The hotel also features a rooftop swimming pool, and Vista Pool Bar that boasts stunning views of Brickell’s striking skyline and Biscayne Bay. Located in the lobby area, UVA bar is your home to enjoy a wonderful selection of Chilean and Argentinian wines, signature Latin American spirits, light tapas-style fare, global news, sports and weather. The bar also features a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 pm. At Lima, the hotel’s signature restaurant, guests can experience the thrilling simplicity of flavorful contemporary cuisine with inventive yet well-balanced dishes for wholly delightful meals to enjoy.

Special Programming in the Heart of Downtown Miami

Sun-filled days and longer nights are perfect for locals and guests to enjoy Novotel Miami Brickell’s rooftop pool bar and its special programming of Movies Under the Stars, along with Saturday Yoga and the vibrant Sunset Sessions. High-end international retail brands like Giuseppe Zanotti and Reiss, as well as Apple, Swarovski, department store Saks Fifth Avenue and a CMX VIP cinema experience are within a ten-minute walk at Brickell City Centre. Visitors can also stroll along the adjacent dog-friendly Southside Park to the Millionaire’s Row section of Brickell Avenue, and visit the St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church.

Unparalleled Food and Beverage Options

Novotel Miami Brickell’s onsite food and beverage options are complemented by the neighborhood’s cocktail lounges, karaoke spot, and a bevy of fine-dining and casual eateries, including waterfront establishments and the choices along vibrant Mary Brickell Village. Miami’s special annual food and barrage promotion, Miami Spice, is in full swing from August through September, when dozens of top restaurants showcase special three-course meals for just $28 for lunch/brunch and $42 for dinner.

Central Location

Novotel Miami Brickell offers easy access to Virginia Key and Key Biscayne and its public beaches, nature preservers, parks and Miami Seaquarium. The Metro is steps away from the hotel, a convenient way to journey north to bustling Downtown Miami, home to various parks, theaters, museums, the FTX Arena and the Brightline, a high-speed line that runs from Miami Central Station to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. A quick ten-minute car ride south from Novotel is picturesque Coconut Grove and its CocoWalk of shops and eateries, Italian Renaissance-style Villa Vizcaya, as well as many historic sites and parks. Little Havana, Miami’s Cuban neighborhood, lies to the west with Latin restaurants and live music shows, while South Beach and its nightspots and beautiful beaches are about seven miles away.

Great Weather Fun 

In the summer, South Florida is packed with more outdoor concerts than any other season. This year’s calendar includes Bad Bunny, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roger Waters, the Miami Salsa Festival, and Rolling Loud, the three-day event that has become the largest Hip-Hop festival in the world. The can’t- miss checklist for a memorable summer in Miami also includes a visit to the nearby Perez Art Museum Miami, the 250,000 square feet Frost Science Museum, and the Adrienne Arsht Center, home to the Florida Grand Opera and the Miami City Ballet. 

Modern Easy Living

Novotel’s mantra of “Modern Easy Living” drives the brand to always offer guests a comfortable and memorable type of stay. Its intuitive and modern design, coupled with its innovative and cutting-edge technology, continually results in a relaxed, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel exemplifies all the brand’s elements and is centrally located, making it the ideal place to stay for business and leisure travelers. Guests can enjoy its convenient access to the very best of Downtown Miami, Port of Miami, from the area’s top businesses, outstanding shopping, an eclectic dining and nightlife scene, world-class art, and more.

Sustainability Program

The hotel also prides itself on its strong eco-friendly actions. In 2011, its parent company Accor launched Planet 21, a sustainable program to improve its hotels’ performance with sustainable initiatives. The program demonstrates the group’s ambitious goals for 2020, based around four strategic priorities: work with its employees, involve its customers, innovate with its partners and work with local communities. Some other initiatives the hotel participates in each year is the Crandon Park beach clean-up, fights children sexual exploitation and human trafficking with trainings for its employees and communication to their guests, it is LEED certified (Gold level), provides eco-friendly linen and terry clothes and encourages guests to reuse them throughout their stay, uses key cards made of recycled plastic, and has removed single-use plastics, to name a few. The Novotel team also built the Novo Garden at Southside Elementary School, where children grow seven varieties of vegetables.

Novotel Miami Brickell’s Summer Promo

Lights, Camera, Vacation– This summer, book the trip you deserve at Novotel Miami Brickell and create your own magic with up to 25% off at participating destinations throughout North & Central America. Be sure to book from April 19 until September 7 for stays until December 31, 2022.¹Traveler Tip: Members of ALL – Accor Live Limitless can earn 2X Reward points when you register and book by September 7 for stays until December 31, 2022. Plus, save an additional 5% with your Members’ Rate! Not a member? Enroll now.

ABOUT NOVOTEL

Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts offers destination hotels designed as comforting and energizing places where guests can ‘press pause’ and take time to enjoy the moments that really matter. The brand’s wide array of hotels, suites and resorts offer a multitude of services for business and leisure guests alike, including spacious, modular rooms with natural and intuitive design; 24/7 catering with nutritious choices; dedicated meeting spaces; attentive and proactive staff; family zones for the youngest guests; multi-purpose lobbies; and accessible fitness centers. Novotel, which has over 530 locations in more than 60 countries is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

ABOUT ACCOR

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit HERE, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

Elliott Advocacy Releases 2022 Readers Choice Nominees

Elliott Advocacy, the nonprofit online consumer advocacy organization, has announced the release of its 2022 Readers Choice Award nominees, with voting beginning today here.

Sponsored by Medjet, the leading air medical transport membership program for travelers, the Elliott Advocacy Readers Choice Award is an annual recognition of companies in various consumer sectors that offered outstanding customer support and service that year. For 2022, readers nominated and voted for their favorite companies in 16 categories ranging from airlines to wireless service providers.

Finding the best customer service is more challenging than ever during a pandemic, says Christopher Elliott, founder of Ellio=tt Advocacy. The Readers Choice Award offers guidance to consumers, helping them make smarter purchasing decisions.

The Readers Choice Award, now in its 17th year, is widely recognized as one of the premier customer service honors in America. The full list of award categories and nominees for the 2022 Readers Choice Award includes:

Travel Agency Network

  • American Express Travel
  • Ensemble Travel Group
  • Travel Leaders Network
  • Signature Travel Network
  • Virtuoso

Wireless Carrier

  • AT&T
  • Consumer Cellular
  • Cricket
  • Google Fi
  • Nextel Communications
  • T-Mobile
  • TracFone Wireless
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Sprint

Luggage

  • American Tourister
  • Away
  • Briggs & Riley
  • Eagle Creek
  • Delsey
  • Globe-Trotter
  • Hartmann
  • Samsonite
  • Travelpro
  • Tumi
  • Victorinox

Cruise Line

  • Azamara
  • Carnival
  • Cunard
  • Celebrity
  • Crystal
  • Holland America
  • Disney
  • MSC
  • NCL
  • Princess
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Viking
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Seabourn

Apparel

  • American Eagle
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Aeropostale
  • Forever 21
  • Gap
  • J. Crew
  • H&M
  • Inditex
  • Lands End

Subscription TV

  • AT&T U-verse
  • Bright House Network
  • Cablevision Systems
  • Charter Communications
  • Comcast
  • Cox Communications
  • DirecTV
  • DISH Network
  • Mediacom
  • Suddenlink
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Verizon Fios

Hotel Chain

  • Marriott
  • Hilton
  • Best Western
  • Carlson Rezidor
  • InterContinental (IHG)
  • Accor
  • Choice Hotels
  • Wyndham Hotel Group

Online Travel Agency

  • Booking.com (includes Kayak and Priceline)
  • Fareportal (includes CheapOair, OneTravel, and Travelong)
  • Expedia (includes Hotwire, Orbitz, and Travelocity)
  • TripAdvisor (includes FlipKey and Viator)

Ground Transportation

  • Car2Go
  • Greyhound
  • Kyte
  • Lyft
  • Megabus
  • Uber
  • Turo
  • Zipcar

Domestic Airline

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Breeze Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines

Travel Insurance

  • Allianz Global Assistance
  • Amex Assurance
  • Aon Affinity
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Generali Global Assistance
  • HTH Worldwide
  • Travel Guard
  • Travelex
  • Trip Mate

Travel Insurance (Specialty)

  • Arch RoamRight
  • Cavalry Travel Insurance (Ripcord)
  • Seven Corners
  • Travel Insured International
  • World Nomads

Vacation Rental

International Airline

  • Air China
  • Air France
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • easy Jet
  • Emirates
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • Singapore
  • Virgin Atlantic

Theme Park

  • Animal Kingdom (Disney World)
  • Busch Gardens (Tampa)
  • Busch Gardens (Williamsburg)
  • California Adventure Park (Disneyland)
  • Cedar Point
  • Disneyland
  • Epcot (Disney World)
  • Hersheypark
  • Hollywood Studios (Disney World)
  • Islands of Adventure (Orlando)
  • Kings Island
  • Knotts Berry Farm
  • Magic Kingdom (Disney World)
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • SeaWorld (Orlando)
  • SeaWorld (San Diego)
  • Universal Studios (Hollywood)
  • Universal Studios (Orlando)

Car Rental Company

  • Ace
  • Advantage
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Fox
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty
  • Silvercar
  • Sixt

Car Manufacturer (Domestic)

  • Buick
  • Chrysler
  • Chevrolet
  • Cadillac
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Jeep
  • Lincoln
  • Tesla

Car Manufacturer (International)

  • Acura
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Lexus
  • Mercedes
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volvo
  • VW

Additional sponsorship for the Elliott Advocacy 2022 Readers Choice Award comes from Allianz and Southwest Airlines. Voting will be open through January 2022 and winners will be announced in February. A full list of previous Readers Choice Awards is available here

ABOUT ELLIOTT ADVOCACY:

Elliott Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that empowers consumers to solve problems and helps those who can’t. We do it through direct consumer advocacy, journalism, and by maintaining the largest database of executive contact information on the internet for consumers.

Symara Briel Wilson illustration for travel article inside 360 MAGAZINE.

Fairmont Taghazout Bay

FAIRMONT TAGHAZOUT BAY – A NEW DEFINITION OF COASTAL LUXURY 

Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the much-anticipated five-star Fairmont Taghazout Bay has opened in Morocco, introducing a new design by Wimberly Interiors that redefines contemporary coastal luxury.

The stunning surroundings of Agadir became a source of inspiration for the designers who spent eight years working on the project, taking cues from local textures and techniques and the awe-inspiring landscape. The result is an authentic, layered look and feel that’s reflective of the mountainous terrain, sand and sea, with accents of geometric patterns, colours synonymous with the region, and signature Fairmont elements.

Upon arrival, guests are taken on a journey – overlooking a village beyond that leads to the sea. Across the site, the interior design integrates with the buildings’ shapes and forms – with views framed throughout and a series of internal courtyards that nod to the traditional riads of Morocco. 

Inside, a natural and organic approach to materials is punctuated with vibrant color, highlighting Moroccan artistry and referencing local Berber design. Firmly grounding the guest in the destination of Taghazout, Morocco’s signature mint tea – with its unique taste in each region – is ceremonially poured as a welcome gesture, creating a truly unique experience that celebrates people and place. 

A sense of place was integral to the Fairmont Taghazout Bay’s identity. It was important for our design team to draw on the rich craft and patterns of the region, like traditional zellige tiles, tadelakt plaster and brick- and metalwork, complemented by a colour palette of deep, inky blues and neutrals, says Rachel Johnson, Senior Vice President and Studio Director of Wimberly Interiors London. Decorative lighting and rugs were sourced throughout the country, ensuring that feature furnishings highlighted the strength of Morocco’s artisans, Rachel adds.

Food and Beverage Design

Damien Follone, Senior Associate and Senior Designer, Restaurant and Bars at Wimberly Interiors London, said: Morocco has a rich culinary identity, which led us to explore the food scene in cities like Marrakech, Essaouira and Agadir to better understand the breadth and diversity of the cuisine. The research guided the F&B experiences across the Fairmont Taghazout Bay, like the local Berber culture of sharing and cooking methods such as the tagine. The souk and Taghazout’s proximity to the sea also informed both the food direction and design across The Commons, Beef and Reef and Japanese.

All-day dining – The Commons

A play on colour and material from the region, the all-day dining references Souk El Had in Agadir. The arches in The Commons restaurant were constructed by local craftspeople, with local bricks.

Pool bar and grill – Beef & Reef

Seamlessly integrating with the outdoors, this relaxing space encourages guests to connect with the landscape. Blurring the lines between the restaurant, pool, and sea beyond, this intimate yet airy space references a traditional Tataoui Berber ceiling.

The Japanese Restaurant

This destination dining experience uses local textures, materials, and delicate details to create a Japanese aesthetic. Animated and lively, it features contemporary Moroccan metalwork with aged, hammered copper. 

Fairmont Spa

The multi-level experience is a nod to traditional Moroccan courtyards and gardens, and the spa nestles quietly in an enclave of beautifully landscaped small buildings. From a sculptural staircase at the reception overlooking the spa gardens, to the sunken hammams, the spa is a truly Moroccan experience. Moroccan tadelakt plaster walls and zellige tiles are focal points – adding to an authentic, calm experience.

For more information on the Fairmont Taghazout Bay, visit their website

About Fairmont Taghazout Bay

Fairmont Taghazout Bay is the ultimate Oceanside getaway in the region of Agadir. Nestled in the heart of Taghazout Bay, the resort sprawls on 18 hectares of olive groves and argan gardens with the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop. The resort features 127 rooms, 15 suites and four villas, each with a unique architectural and interior design. Fairmont Taghazout Bay offers a wide variety of culinary experiences through different themed restaurants and bars, including Morimoto restaurant, The Commons restaurant, Beef & Reef restaurant, and NOLA bar, Junipers bar and Iris tea lounge. Serenity begins with the calming power of the ocean and continues at the resort’s spa, where guests can discover a peaceful environment ideal for wellness retreats and relaxing experiences. Also on offer is the more than 1400 m² Fairmont Spa, which includes eight treatment rooms, invigorating hammams and a magnesium swimming pool, along with an ocean view Yoga Studio and fitness center as well as hair and beauty salon offering a selection of health benefits. Fairmont Taghazout Bay offers a wide range of function rooms available for all types of events and celebrations spread out on over 1000 m². The venue includes a Grand Ballroom, junior ballroom, Meeting room, and boardroom.

About Fairmont 

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises the grandest of moments that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 80 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. 

Visit Fairmount and Accor’s website.

About Wimberly Interiors

Wimberly Interiors, a design studio of WATG, has established itself at the forefront of hospitality design, delivering inspired designs that integrate reality with emotion, and ranking 59th in Interior Design Giants of Design Top 100 of 2020 and 19th in the 2020 Top 100 Hospitality Giants.

In 2020, Wimberly Interiors designed projects in over 20 countries on five continents on behalf of distinguished brands such as Ritz-Carlton and Ritz-Carlton Reserve, EDITION, W Hotels, Dream Hotel Group, Moxy, Hotel del Coronado, Nusr-Et, Park Hyatt, Four Seasons, Rosewood, Viceroy, Fairmont and Belmond. The firm’s exceptional designs begin with a compelling story and a spirit of curiosity that inform and intrigue guest experiences with unique expression.

Winner of over 60 awards and accolades, the studio’s marquis hospitality projects include the Hotel Del Coronado, Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Nusr-Et Beverly Hills, The EDITION Abu Dhabi, Dream Hotel Downtown New York, Marquee New York, Chroma Seoul, Bellagio Shanghai, Rosewood Baha Mar, Four Seasons Los Angeles, Bentley Suite at The St. Regis New York, Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, YOTEL Washington DC, Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia and Viceroy Ombria Resort in Portugal.

Wimberly Interiors has strategic design studios in New York, Los Angeles, London, Singapore and Shanghai.

For more information please visit Wimberly Interiors