In 2019, the resort was offered to Brookfield Asset Management for about $40 million. The new homeowners closed the property in 209 for renovations, placing about $50 million into the transform.
Now the rebranded Mayfair House Hotel & Garden is about to open later this summer time. Each suite can be colorfully adorned with artwork items and murals by Verre Églomisé artist Jane Richardson-Mack, Bahamian visible artist Angelika Wallace-Whitfield and Miami-born Michele Oka Doner.
The Mayfair may also be dwelling to 2 authentic meals and beverage retailers by Lost Boy & Co., the proprietor/operator of downtown Miami’s Lost Boy Dry Goods.
The eponymous Mayfair Grill restaurant, garden-café, and atrium bar will serve a menu impressed by the flavors of the American Southwest. Lost Boy cofounder Chris Hudnall, who grew up in Arizona, explains the idea: “I’m originally from Arizona and we saw an opportunity in Miami for this Sonoran-style Southwestern cuisine.”
Hudnall and associate Randy Alonso used the house’s authentic wood-fired oven and grill house as inspiration. “We’ve been intrigued with wood-fired cooking,” Hudnall says, including that Sonoran delicacies takes many cues from Mexico. “The dishes use Sonoran peppers and spice rubs on the meats to give the food a confluence of flavors.”
Alonso notes that each cooked dish will both be fired on the enormous nine-foot grill or within the wooden oven. “We didn’t design anything else but those two cooking units, which I think is an awesome culinary point.”
The Mayfair Grill will provide a cocktail program that focuses on agave-based spirits. “We’re really focusing on mezcal and tequila, which have always been passions of mine,” says Hudnall.
Upstairs, resort friends can take pleasure in cocktails and meals at Sipsip, the rooftop bar and restaurant on the pool deck that can pay tribute to Coconut Grove’s Bahamian roots. Sipsip, which is Bahamian slang for “news of the day,” will inventory an intensive rum choice and a menu of Caribbean-influenced dishes. Bartenders will combine bespoke rum punches from two bar carts wheeled all through the pool deck, and the cocktail menu will concentrate on Bahamian rum cocktails. Sipsip can be open to resort friends, with reservations accessible for non-guests “in the know.”
Alonso says he and Hudnall have spent three years engaged on the 2 eating places on the Mayfair. “We started conceptualizing pre-pandemic. It’s been the most exciting project we’ve worked on so far.”
He provides that he hopes individuals take pleasure in Lost Boy’s imaginative and prescient as soon as the Mayfair opens. “There’s one common thread in all we do: We really believe in bringing things back to life. How can we tell a story?”
The Mayfair House Hotel & Garden. 3000 Florida Ave., Miami; MayfairHouseMiami.com. Opens late summer time 2022. Reservations are at the moment being accepted.