8 Best Hotels for Fashionistas during Miami Swim Week

W South Beach will host Swim Miami's runway shows during Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week is set to descend upon South Beach July 20-23 with Miami’s own Funkshion production company acting as the nucleus to the bikini-clad weekend. With a tent in Collins Park, Funkshion runway shows will also take place at The Setai and The Nautilus with The Plymouth serving as the Funkshion Designer & Model House lounge.

A handful of other hotels will host runway shows produced by Swim Miami and Planet Fashion, as well as other independent events and parties featuring emerging and established swim and resort designers.

So if string bikinis are your thang, these are the hotels you need to be at during Swim Week.

1. The Setai

The courtyard at the Setai.

With its moody-Zen interior courtyard filled with reflecting ponds, palms and dark upholstered banquettes, The Setai creates a sexy atmosphere for sashaying down the runway. They’ll stage Funkshion shows by Agua Bendita, Maaji, Seafolly and Style Saves over the course of the weekend.

During your break from the shows, enjoy a cocktail at the Setai’s sleek bar or a meal at the pan-Asian Jaya. The Setai will also host the official Swim Week Brunch on Sunday morning with an industry talk by Acacia, Maaji and Beach Bunny.

Full schedule & more info here.

2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


(305) 520-6000

2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. The Nautilus

The runway will be built above the Nautilus’s pools.

The Nautilus is one of South Beach’s newest hotspots and will stage Funkshion shows on a runway built above its pool for a splashy affair. Come out to see Sinesia Karol, as well as the group show Scandinavian Chic presented by the Perfect V with desingers North, Demadly, Gestuz, Hanne, Bloch and Ganni.

The Peroni Emerging Designer Series will also be held here on Thursday evening with Bianca Coletti opening the show. The pool bar is always a buzzy scene on the weekend or you can duck into Nautilus Cabana Club and request a patio table overlooking the pool for a bite to eat.

Full schedule & more info here.

1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


(305) 503-5700

1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. The Plymouth

The pretty courtyard pool at The Plymouth hotel.

Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., The Plymouth will be hosting Funkshion’s Designer & Model House, a lounge for fashion enthusiasts to relax, recharge and enjoy swim week without overheating.

The boutique hotel on the corner of Collins Park is home to Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill with a stylish indoor tiki bar off the lobby and a charming courtyard swimming pool.

Full schedule & more info here.

336 21st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139


(305) 602-5000

336 21st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. W South Beach

California-based KAOHS will hit the runway at W’s Wet Deck Friday night t 10 p.m.

Swim Miami is taking over the W South Beach to stage a full calendar Thursday through Sunday with shows on the Wet Deck and after parties at Wall. Designers include Silvia Ulson, KAOHS, Gottex, Minimale Animale, Versakini and Baes and Bikinis, as well as a special presentation by Sports Illustrated who will also be throwing the kick-off party on Thursday night.

Additional shows will be held at a tent at 22nd and Park Avenue on Collins Park near Vintro Hotel. Swim Miami is produced alongside the Hammock trade show, which is being held at the W Saturday through Monday.

Consult schedule for RSVP requests.

2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


(305) 938-3000

2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. SLS South Beach

Just Bones Bordwear is part of Planet Fashion’s line up during Swim Week at the SLS.

Planet Fashion brings the inaugural Swim Fashion Fantasy runway shows to the SLS South Beach Thursday through Saturday.

Opening night will feature Roberto Cavalli Swimwear, Nash Beach and Revel Rey. Friday evening presents Versace, DSquared2, Karma Bikinis and OMG Miami Swimwear. The designer showcase on Saturday includes Just Bones Boardwear, Hot Miami Styles, Gabriela Pires and Art Hearts Fashion.

On Friday and Saturday, guests can shop at the Swim Pop shop featuring Karma Bikinis, Mashua, Logophile The Label and unwind with the Evian Water Bar and La Croix Beauty and Nail Bar. An after party will be held each night at Hyde Beach following the runway shows.

RSVP: Events@planetfashiontv.com.

1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


(305) 674-1701

1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. The Standard Spa Miami Beach

Shop The Standar’d Swim Souk during Swim Week.

Head to The Standard Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and rifle through their Swim Souk strewn about the garden featuring The Onikas, Nikben, Lilibon and Kult Jewelry. Splurge on a day pass and spend the rest of the afternoon soaking up the sun on a lemon yellow lounger overlooking the bay with a glass of frose in hand.

Free and open to the public.

40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


(305) 673-1717

40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. The Freehand

Krelwear’s pop-up shop will be held at The Freehand’s lobby.

Kicking off a day ahead of Funkshion’s official Swim Week calendar, The Freehand presents a Luau on Wednesday night from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring local designer KRELwear. The latest collection of hand-loomed resort wear will be staged throughout the hotel with a pop-up shop in the lobby and a Stitch ‘n Bitch Workshop. Enjoy the Broken Shaker’s signature “garden-to-glass” drinks during the party.

RSVP: info@krelwear.com.

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140


(305) 531-2727

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140

8. The Raleigh Hotel

Pomazul makes its debut at The Raleigh during Swim Week.

Once the host of  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, The Raleigh will stage the debut collection of Pomazul Swimwear on Saturday night at 6 p.m. The iconic swimming pool at The Raleigh was made famous by movie star Esther Williams in the 1950s and the property is full of classic places to lounge, from the Martini Bar to the restaurant’s patio beneath a canopy of seagrape trees.

By invite only.

1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


(305) 534-6300

1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139