The InterContinental Miami has served as an iconic fixture amid the evolving Miami skyline for more than four decades. Located on Biscayne Bay and in the Brickell neighborhood—an exciting district for both the business world and the arts scene—the hotel doesn’t miss any opportunities to show off views from its primo location.  


The luxury hotel recently completed its $40 million makeover, and no matter which direction you turn your attention, you’ll catch a glimpse of the area’s best vignettes, whether it’s a sunrise painting the sky sherbet colors above Biscayne Bay or the colorful city lights that glow at night with the moonlight casting a sparkle on the water. Even more, the hotel’s SkyLawn that’s perched on the fifth-floor pool deck, is a 35,000 square-foot space that’s like an urban observatory, showing off views of the downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay and Port Miami. 


Now, in addition to the newly upgraded rooms and suites that debuted last summer and the existing only-in-Miami meeting spaces, InterContinental Miami is introducing an expanded Club Lounge plus a collection of DayLife Cabanas on the rooftop pool deck.  




“We have a forty-year history in this market, offering our guests an opportunity to experience Miami’s tropical charm and lively culture in a luxury setting,” says InterContinental Miami’s General Manager Glenn Sampert. “This refresh shows our dedication to our guests’ comfort and engagement while solidifying our position at the forefront of the city’s luxury downtown hotels.” 

Both of InterCon Miami’s new additions can host small groups, though they also serve as luxury spaces for meeting guests to retreat during their downtime, meeting demand for a growing number of bleisure guests who come into Miami early or stay a little while after their meetings. The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau is noticing the trend of meeting guests spending some extra time in Miami to enjoy Michelin star restaurants, cultural attractions, and spa days, and is coining phrases like “spaventions” and “symposiyums.” 


Ahead, learn more about InterCon Miami’s latest renovation highlights, and how the hotel adds to the meeting and events experience in “Magic City.”  


An Expanded Club Lounge and New DayLife Cabanas 


InterCon Miami Cabanas


Last summer, InterCon Miami completed a remodel of its 653 luxury guest rooms, which includes 22 suites and two presidential suites. The hotel worked with designers from Wimberly Interiors to create rooms inspired by Biscayne Bay Views and the downtown skyline, achieving a Magic City mood. Bathrooms were made over with subway tiles, illuminated LED mirrors, and walk-in showers. 


Next up, the landmark hotel has debuted its new DayLife Cabanas. The collection of eight private cabanas is located on the rooftop pool, an area that delivers panoramas of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Seven of the cabanas are covered, and the other is an oversized outdoor cabana, and all of them are outfitted with luxury amenities. The hotel also revamped its pool bar and is offering a new poolside cocktail menu. 


Indoors, the expanded 29th-floor Club Lounge is 3,000 square feet, which is double its former size. The expanded lounge features a private meeting room that can accommodate small meetings and is outfitted with Wi-Fi and a Smart TV.  


InterCon Miami Lounge


In addition to the three elevated food and beverage offerings, it’s in a fantastic location with views of the city skyline and bay.  


Club InterContinental’s luxury amenities include a daily breakfast curated by the hotel’s executive chef, an afternoon tea time with tea and small bites, an evening happy hour with wine, beer and tapas. The club, which is open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., also has a dedicated concierge.  


InterCon Miami Lounge


Overall, InterCon Miami has a few dozen meeting spaces that total 100,000 square feet. 


Welcome to Miami  


A sanctuary in the sun, the InterContinental Miami is in the center of it all—it’s along the downtown waterfront, close to the city’s financial district and business core, nearby world-class museums, and the beaches are within easy reach, too. 


InterCon Miami Cabana's view


The hotel also has a signature restaurant Toro Toro, which is celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s interpretation of a modern Pan-Latin steakhouse (think: steaks served with herbaceous Argentinian chimichurris and short rib and bone marrow arepas).  


Meetings and leisure guests can also book massages, facials and other treatments at MySpa, a top-rated on-property spa. 


InterContinental Miami also has an impressive art collection and hosts pop-up galleries. The latest installation, though, is Instagram-ready and has become a popular spot for visitors to stop and take photos.  


The hotel commissioned Sculptor Noel Santiesteban to create a “Miami” sign with the brand’s iconic (i) forming the “i” in Miami. The bright and punchy pink piece, which is 20 feet long and 6 feet high, is installed along the Bay Walk in front of the hotel and is a symbol of Miami’s vibrancy.