HOTEL of the month

Villa Bagatelle

July 2015

Located less than a block from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of South Beach, Villa Bagatelle is the first hotel in the wildly successful family of Bagatelle bistros, whose locations conjure up images of some of the world’s most fabulous and très chic destinations, including St. Barth, São Paulo and St. Tropez. Mirroring the style and sophistication of the brand’s fashionable bistros found in sun-splashed Los Angeles, St. Barth, São Paulo and St. Tropez, this romantic Collins Avenue newcomer introduces the Mediterranean’s signature joie de vivre to South Beach

HOTEL INFORMATION

ADDRESS:

220 21st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

TELEPHONE: (877) 795-1240

WEBSITE: http://www.villabagatellemiamibeach.com/

"Frette is a high-end brand that is recognized with in the luxury market and we wanted to provide guests with the opportunity to experience high quality linens."

Claudia Di Gino

General Manager of Villa Bagatelle

Claudia Di Gino

General Manager of Villa Bagatelle

the INTERVIEW

We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Claudia Di Gino, General Manager of Villa Bagatelle.

What was your design inspiration for Villa Bagatelle?

Villa Bagatelle wishes to be a home away from home and a place for guests to experience distinct service and a personalized escape unlike anywhere else, in a city where Classical architecture meets modern Arts in a fun loving ambiance. For that reason our design makes Villa Bagatelle an elegant and authentic retreat by blending the classical French-Mediterranean style with that of Miami Beach’s high spirited style…St. Tropez meets South Beach!

What is unique about your property?

Our spacious accommodations are definitely a unique attribute; they range from 413 to 2,100 square feet and are among the largest in Miami. Our suites and amenities such as living rooms and fully equipped kitchens provide guests with the comforts of home in a hotel setting.

What was important about having Frette in your property?

Frette is a high-end brand that is recognized with in the luxury market and we wanted to provide guests with the opportunity to experience high quality linens.

How does the Frette product ad to the design of the hotel?

By being luxurious, classic and timeless.

What are the most important decorative elements in your home?

Art, chandeliers and candles. I love transforming my home from the morning to the evening ambiance with candles and scented oils.

What are your three most important elements when designing a bedroom/room?

Luxury, comfort and timeless elegance.

How does the Frette product ad to the design of the hotel?

By being luxurious, classic and timeless.

What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?

Like a soft and plush hug

How do you define luxury?

Comfort. Attention to detail in a welcoming setting.

If you only have 72 hours in Miami what would you recommend doing or seeing?

An afternoon at the beach followed by pool lounging while enjoying a glass of champagne. A stroll in the Design District visiting the art galleries and high end shopping.

What's your favorite restaurant in Miami?

Bistrot Bagatelle, Juvia and Rusty Pelican, mainly because of the beautiful views of Miami - Downtown.