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Miami Vices New Year’s Escape

Miami Vices New Year’s Escape

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Mayfair Hotel & Spa Launches 30th Anniversary Year of Celebrations with Decadent Holiday Offer


The 1980s were Miami’s most decadent decade, and The Mayfair Hotel & Spa was ground-zero when the global TV phenomenon Miami Vice introduced the world to a whole new Miami destination. 2014 is a big year for both The Mayfair and Miami Vice, their 30th anniversaries.

The legendary Coconut Grove landmark hotel kicks off its yearlong “Miami Vices” special offers and celebrations with an over-the-top New Year’s package rejoicing all the fun and sun that made the 1980s television show so sensational.

“We’re going all-out during 2014 to celebrate the Mayfair Hotel & Spa’s 30th anniversary,” said the hotel’s General Manager Axel Gasser. “All of our special offers, events and celebrations will be part of The Mayfair’s theme for 2014: ‘Miami Vices’ – honoring the iconic TV series and the common history we share from that glamorous era in Miami’s history.”The hotel has recently completed more than $10 million in extensive renovations, just in time to announce its first “Miami Vices” offering: a New Year’s escape that screams Vice:  
–  Three nights in a Mayfair Suite with a private terrace, and a Japanese Soaking Tub built for two.
–  Need-for-Speed? Step on the gas in your very own vintage Ferrari, and thunder across Biscayne Bay aboard an original Miami Vice Speedboat, just like the speedsters fromthese Miami Vice scenes
–  You’ll be cast in your take-home commemorative Miami Vice video, for posting on your social media and to share with your friends.
–  A historic tour of 1980s Miami Vice locations, and a Miami nightlife tour.
–  Time to wind down? A couples’ massage at one of the Mayfair’s rooftop poolside cabanas.
–  Flamingo-colored 1980s gift bags, including Ray Ban sunglasses, The Complete Series DVD package of Miami Vice, and soundtrack CDs.
The world was a very different place back in 1984, a watershed year for Americans (and for Miamians, especially). The very first was registered on the World Wide Web, the first Apple Macintosh personal computer went on sale, and compact discs were first introduced. The pop industry united for a global cause and USA for Africa released the hit single “We Are the World.” The Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis had their maiden voyages. Prince “Harry,” Charles and Diana’s second child, was born and the very first MTV Music Video Awards aired. Amadeus won best picture at the Oscars and Back to the Future was the highest grossing movie.
The pool at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa.

The pool at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa.

Two of the Miami Heat’s star players were also born in 1984 – LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
Miami Vice debuted in 1984 and is recognized as one of the most influential television series of all time. The show was groundbreaking for the way it told stories with stylish visuals and top 40 hit songs, drawing heavily upon 1980s new wave culture and music. It was one of the first American network television programs broadcast in stereo sound. The clothes worn on the series dramatically changed men’s fashion of the times. The show was an instant hit, boasting an unprecedented 15 Emmy Award nominations in its first season.
Just as the series took off, so did Miami with sexy images televised worldwide including the nascent South Beach scene, Miami’s waterfront skyline, and many scenes filmed in Coconut Grove.At the same time, a hotel legend also was born amidst much fanfare, The Mayfair Hotel & Spa. The hotel was home to the famous nightclub, Ensign Bitters, and was a Mecca for nightlife, glamour, eighties excess and notoriety.“We are excited to revisit and recreate some of the delightful decadence of eighties Miami, where the beautiful Mayfair Hotel & Spa was at the center of it all,” adds Axel Gasser. Keep up with the hotel’s ongoing “Miami Vices” events and promotions throughout 2014 (including a Miami Vice reunion party) at their website,
The New Year’s package starts at $4,000 is subject to availability and to the Mayfair Hotel’s booking terms and conditions.  Two week’s advance reservations required. Any modifications or cancellations must be done at least 48 hours prior to the date of arrival to avoid cancellation penalties. Offer components, unless otherwise noted, are not transferable or redeemable for cash and cannot be applied towards future stays. Not valid with group bookings and cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. To book your Miami Vices New Years Escape, call our “Vice” specialists at 305 441 0000.
About The Mayfair Hotel & Spa
Heralding its 30th anniversary with the completion of more than $10 million in extensive renovations, The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Miami’s historic “first neighborhood,” The Village of Coconut Grove. The boutique architectural gem is the only Gaudi-inspired hotel in the United States, an artistic masterpiece that blends Art Nouveau, Asian and Old World European inspirations.
The dramatic interior atriums teem with elaborate Asian gardens and fountains. Subtropical fantasias cocoon guests inside a private Zen oasis – overflowing with palm trees, orchids, tropical ferns and bamboo, birds and butterflies, monolithic columns and Tiffany stained glass ceilings.Hand-carved by local artists, the Mahogany woodwork and doorways, copper and stone sculptural creations are all one-of-a-kind (the molds were broken after the unveilings).
The Mayfair features 179 luxury suites, most with private terraces and Japanese Soaking Tubs (built for two), imported Brazilian doors, marble bathrooms with Roman Spa Baths, stone floors, sea-grass furnishings, hand-carved Mahogany headboards, and opulent details.
The indulgent culinary experiences at The Mayfair are helmed by Executive Chef Dario Correa. The Italian Trattoria Spartico showcases a stone-faced wood-burning Ambrogi oven imported directly from Milan. Above the Mayfair surrounds the decadent rooftop pool and cabanas.The hotel boasts one of a handful of Jurlique Australian Spas in America, a 4,500 square-foot holistic day-spa with sunlit treatment suites, a Couples’ Suite for dual treatments, and certified-organic products that are biodegradable and exclusively grown on Jurlique’s private farms in South Australia’s pristine Adelaide Hills.
The property is pet-friendly, has a 24-hour Fitness Center, 15,000 square-feet of events and meetings space, and offers a complete Business Center with complimentary WiFi in all rooms and common areas.
The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is part of the Schlesinger family’s legendary portfolio of hospitality excellence, including the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach. For reservations and more information, please visit the website or call 305 441 0000.
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