After paying a visit to the Mayfair House Hotel & Garden in Miami, famously anonymous Michelin inspectors raved about the hotel in their review, highlighting its location that’s tucked away in Coconut Grove in a village-like arts and entertainment district to its public spaces like the Sipsip Calypso Rum Bar on the rooftop that pays homage to the neighborhood’s Bahamian settlers. 




"The hotel’s open atrium is filled with lush greenery, from towering palms to leaves that fringe the upper levels,” Michelin continued in its review.  


Michelin, which is known for awarding coveted stars to restaurants, is now in the business of awarding “keys” to hotels, too, with the Mayfair House & Garden earning two Michelin keys this year and making it onto the inaugural list of esteemed hotels earning these top awards in 2024.  


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But that’s not all that’s new at Mayfair. The hotel this summer also started offering a unique “meeting experience menu,” allowing planners to select curated, iconic moments to elevate their gathering experiences and give attendees a chance to get a taste of Miami’s culture.  


Ahead, more on these micro-experiences and Mayfair House Hotel & Garden’s recent Michelin recognition and beautiful meeting spaces.  


An Experience Menu Crafted Specially For Meeting Groups 


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Creating meaningful, memorable moments that stay with attendees beyond the closing general session is one of the most important jobs the hotel’s meeting planner clients are tasked to accomplish, says Kristina Puma, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Mayfair House Hotel & Garden. 


“In an ever-changing, fast-paced, technology-based world, we designed this experience menu with the intent in making booking micro-experiences easy for planners and memorable for attendees,” Puma says.  


The experiences on the menu include tequila tastings and Capicú (Puerto Rican dominos) tournaments.  


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One that Puma is most excited for is the cigar rolling demonstration.  


During each event, cigars will be crafted by hand as guests sit and chat around the table with the artist, she says.  

“It was important to us to pull in the rich history and vibrant culture of Miami,” Puma says. “Cigar rolling was a natural choice to enhance gatherings as this really is what cigar shops in Miami are—gathering spaces where people come together to relax, chat, play dominos, and share stories, truly creating the sense of belonging.” 


Mayfair’s Lush Green Spaces 


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The two key Michelin designation means that meeting planners can expect Mayfair House Hotel & Garden to be a destination unto itself, Puma says.  


“This includes a true local experience, an excellence in architecture and interior design, an elevated quality guest service, and an iconic Miami personality that shines through from the natural, jewel-toned, residential guestrooms, fine culinary offerings, and culture experiences,” she says. 


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For those gathering in the Grove, the Mayfair House Hotel & Garden has flexible floor plans spread out across 8,500 square feet of event space. 


Michelin inspectors were especially impressed with the hotel’s gardens and greenery, and these botanical spaces are available for meeting guests to enjoy. 


There are three lush, Eden-like areas that can be activated for gatherings, Puma says. The Grove, which is the garden atrium, is located directly off the lobby.  It is open air and can be seen from every floor of the hotel. Welcome receptions, registration, and more intimate trade shows work well for this green space.  


Next is The Terrace that’s on the mezzanine level of the hotel and truly connects the hotel’s private event space to the lush greenery that Coconut Grove is known for, she says.  


“This space is covered by the original triangle rooftop, designed by Kenneth Treister, created to capture and pull sunlight into this space from any angle,” Puma says.  


Both The Grove and The Terrace are adorned with more than 50 species of plants and copper crane statues hidden here and throughout the property.  


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The final green space at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden is Sipsip Rum Bar, located atop Mayfair House Hotel & Garden. This space has a built-in fireplace, stone perimeter seating, and an iconic view of Biscayne Bay.