Washington Park Hotel Welcomes NYC Bar and Restaurant, Employees Only

Bar and restaurant Employees Only, of New York City fame, will be opening a venue in the Washington Park Hotel in Miami, as part of the boutique hotel’s grand opening.

Washington Park Hotel comprises five Art Deco buildings built at the height of the South Beach Art Deco boom. Miami’s cultural renaissance of art, music, and food can be found throughout the property, including its 181 guestrooms, pool and courtyard, Employees Only and Swizzle bar.

The launch of Employees Only further solidifies the revitalization of the Washington Avenue neighborhood. With the arrival of both Employees Only, a prohibition-style bar, and Swizzle, a tropical bar by Employees Only Miami partner and bar manager Danilo Bozovic, the block between 10th and 11th street is expected to become a destination for both locals and guests.

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Employees Only will be located in the historic Coral House building. It will mark the brand’s third location worldwide, and its first at a hotel property. An outpost in Singapore launched last year, with further global expansion in the pipeline. Employees Only Miami will be open daily from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., serving dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight and offering a late night menu until 3:30 a.m.

Washington Park Hotel was designed by the local Big Time Design Studios. Each of the five buildings has a distinct exterior look but shares the same theme. Upon arrival, guests receive a signature cocktail from a bar cart located in the lobby; the rooms, spread across four of the buildings, have modern gray and wood color schemes with yellow and orange highlights.

At the center of the property are the pool, tropical gardens, and relaxing hammocks. Inside, a state-of-the-art fitness center is available for guests still working on their beach body.

Washington Park Hotel offers a variety of plush and spacious rooms: in-room luxuries include Beekman 1802 Bath amenities, mini fridge, terrycloth robes, down-filled comforter, smart plugs, 43’ Flat Screen TVS, and a Starbucks Coffee Maker.

For travelers seeking nostalgia beyond the Art Deco design, a variety of retro arcade games can be found throughout the property (think: pinball, Pac-Man, Frogger, and Donkey Kong). Out on the courtyard, ping-pong, life-size Jenga, and bocce ball provide entertainment in the sun.

A fleet of seven custom Martone cycling bikes is at guests’ disposal to navigate Miami Beach, and a signature three-wheeled, electric Tuk Tuk shuttles passengers anywhere, from shopping on Lincoln Road to the beach.

Visit www.wphsouthbeach.com.