Miami: The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel
This Miami looker is home to the inventive and whismsical cuisine of chef Jose Andres. World-renowned designer Philippe Starck is behind the gorgeous digs which feature two distinct dining rooms and Bar Centro out on the back terrace. Presided over by a Spanish bull’s head draped in a Mexican wrestler’s mask created by Andrés’ friend and artist Mikel Urmeneta, Starck’s front Rojo dining room is like a Spanish cantina with deep red curtains and dark wood tables, mixing Spanish and Asian images and icons on the floor. Meanwhile the back Blanca dining room unfolds into an open, airy jumble of paintings, photographs, bookshelves and sculptures. Set against the backdrop of acid yellow walls that reach high into the lofty ceilings, artwork covers everything. But the real showstopper is the sexy deco-esque room dominated by a huge seashell-encrusted chandelier.