Kor Hotels and its design doyenne Kelly Wearstler strike again—this time in downtown Miami. Using her signature spin on Hollywood Regency and chinoiserie, she has transformed what could have been just another drab high-rise into a bold statement. (Our favorite Wearstlerisms: Asian foo dog lamps and fanciful nine-foot-tall cranes painted onto lobby walls.) The Biscayne Bay property (which shares a spa with the Philippe Starck–designed Icon Brickell condo building next door) heated up further when chef Michael Psilakis and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia, both of New York’s Anthos, moved into its 15th-floor restaurant.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.