A hotel with design channeling a European townhouse
The newest property to join the chic SIXTY Hotels portfolio is the 250-room Nautilus, in Miami. While this historic South Beach building, designed by the acclaimed architect Morris Lapidus, has prime oceanfront real estate on its side, its design, channeling a graceful European townhouse, is just as alluring. Here, the color scheme is subtle, with soft gray and gleaming white marble floors melding with midcentury-inspired furniture and custom Sferra linens. This being Miami, the public spaces make an equally seductive first impression, and there are many for guests and local revelers to choose from. The most eye-popping perch is undoubtedly the 1,800-square-foot heated saltwater pool, surrounded by private cabanas and sun loungers dotting a teak deck. The macauba palm and white pebble pool bar is a perfect escape for an afternoon mojito, as is the Driftwood Room, the sunken lobby bar with soaring ceilings and a reimagined version of Lapidus’s “Stairway to Nowhere.” It’s a choice spot for a nightcap after dinner in the Nautilus Cabana Club, starring food by chef Alex Guarnaschelli and a massive, nearly 2,000-square-foot terrace.