Arlo Wynwood: Your Space to Create
We sat down with the Arlo Wynwood’s General Manager, Jennifer Hiblum, to discuss Miami’s trendiest new hotel. Putting you at the heart of it all in the Arts District, the Arlo Wynwood is a pioneer in our ever-growing neighborhood. With several amenities to choose from, you can kick back at Higher Ground, their indoor-outdoor jungle oasis cocktail lounge, indulge in Florida-inspired dishes at Miami’s new brasserie, Marygold’s, or chill by the rooftop pool. Plan your stay at the intersection where relaxation meets inspiration, located at 2217 Northwest Miami Court.
Why was Wynwood Miami the perfect fit for the next Arlo Hotel?
It was two fold. First, Wynwood’s ethos completely encompasses the Arlo brand identity. We are always looking for new places for discovery and adventure, and this Miami neighborhood made the most sense. Secondly, from a lodging perspective, there was over 1 million square feet of residential and commercial real estate to invest in.
How does it feel to be a pioneer as the first major hotel in this expanding neighborhood?
It’s exciting for us to be the first major hotel in Wynwood. It also comes with a sense of responsibility to marry the commerce aspect of the hotel with the cultural community in the neighborhood. Our goal was to mold the Arlo brand into the lively Arts District we are in.
What are the modern lifestyle amenities a visitor can experience on property?
Our third floor indoor-outdoor lounge, Higher Ground, has a great vibe during the day as a communal space. There are several open areas throughout the hotel where you can work or simply lounge and relax. We also have the rooftop pool deck, where you can take in the 360-degree views of the Miami skyline. We also offer a Yoga Deck with complimentary classes three times a week, ran by a local fitness studio. We also have the Marygold’s restaurant, a Florida-style brasserie by Jame’s Beard-nominated chef, Brad Kilgore.
How has the Arlo brand immersed itself in Wynwood’s arts history and culture?
Our goal is to honor and integrate into the culture of the neighborhood, not to take over and impose ourselves. We have integrated the Wynwood culture through two outdoor wall murals that wrap our building and inside we have over 250 pieces of art that were locally curated. This year, we plan to introduce rotating art exhibits in various areas across the hotel.
How does Marygold’s compete against the diverse local food scene?
Marygold’s all-star roster of local talent sets the restaurant apart. Award-winning Chef and partner Bradley Kilgore is known around the Wynwood neighborhood for his advanced cooking techniques. The restaurant’s mixology partner, Bar Lab, is known as a trend-setting culinary and cocktail collective with exceptional artisanal cocktails. Together, they deliver dishes perfectly paired with cocktail soul mates.
In a district that prides itself on discovery, from eateries to art walks, how does the Arlo Wynwood encourage it’s guests to explore the vibrant neighborhood?
We partnered with the Museum of Graffiti, the world’s only museum dedicated exclusively to graffiti art, providing every guest with a complimentary pass to visit anytime throughout their stay. The hotel also offers complimentary bike rentals to help guests explore the neighborhood’s creative energy. We also encourage staycations for Miami locals looking to tap into Wynwood’s creative energy.
To learn more about Wynwood’s first major hotel, visit: arlohotels.com/wynwood