Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, heirs of the famous hospitality family, have opened three Mr. C boutique hotels, but only their new Coconut Grove property boasts a rooftop pool with personal cabanas and Bellini Restaurant & Bar. Widespread views of Biscayne Bay and the historic neighborhood’s leafy canopy spurred the extra-special amenity. The waterside locale also suggested yacht-inspired décor by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the superstar firm behind Harry’s Bar in London, an outpost of Giuseppe Cipriani’s original in Venice that started the whole story. Brilliant blue and caramel hues, buttery soft leather and glossy timber panels feel like a ship save for their permanently docked status. Arquitectonica adds its signature Florida flair as well to the 100-room nautical concept with portholes and private balconies. Like an all-inclusive cruise, guests enjoy multiple restaurants and sitting areas including romantic gardens, a fitness center and a spa suite with a sauna. At Bellini Bar, order the namesake prosecco and white peach purée drink invented at Harry’s Bar in 1948, or its modern iteration with mandarin dubbed “The Mr. C.” Bellini Restaurant serves Italian and classic hotel cuisine. Salads (endive, pear and pecorino romano) and sandwiches, the Mr. C club being a no-brainer, are listed alongside diverse entrées from a Mediterranean-style branzino with tomatoes and olives to saffron-scented tagliatelle flavored with pancetta. Il Giardino recently launched for breakfast pastries, coffee, and sunset sips.
2988 McFarlane Road; 305.800.6672; mrccoconutgrove.com