The Sagamore bridges the gap between the ultra-chic boutique and the more stately, upmarket luxury hotel. It's not easy to define the Sagamore — is the hotel within the art gallery or the art gallery within the hotel?
This old-fashioned insistence on real luxury at the expense of cheap thrills seems to have paid off, though; the Sagamore, apparently, is just what Miami Beach needed. The property is all suites, 93 of them, each with living rooms with sleeper sofas, massive bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and all the electronic gadgetry (from entertainment centers to T1 lines) that one could possibly use. Also of note is the Sagamore's extensive collection of contemporary art — works by a variety of emerging artists decorate the guest suites, as well as the lobby and the dedicated gallery space.
All of this is not to say that the Sagamore is stuffy or unhip — merely that its grown-up touches back up its stylish appearance with some real substance. One of its most celebrated repeat visitors, after all, is P. Diddy, who is not known for being uptight or conservative; but who has been known to insist upon luxury to excess. The fashion designers, models, and actors who frequent other Miami Beach haunts are perfectly at home here, presumably when they tire of the all-bets-off hedonism on display elsewhere around town.
There are plenty of options for socializing at the Sagamore; the informal pool scene alone is lively enough to rival some hotel nightclubs. There is a lobby bar, Saga, and a poolside bar and grill. For those here on business, particularly in fashion, most of the public spaces (in addition to vacant suites) are available as locations for photo shoots, and the hotel offers use of a production office. And Sagamore finally opened it's signature restaurant, confirming there may be no reason to set foot outside the hotel grounds ever again...
1671 Collins Avenue, Miami