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What are we looking for?

The sharpest writers in travel and lifestyle media, with an eye for what’s in. Those telling unexpected stories and shaping the narrative of contemporary travel.
  • Influential
    You’re an established name at a world-leading publication or a freelancer with a prolific track record contributing to cutting-edge outlets.
  • Editorial
    You have the ability to discover small, independent travel stories, amplify what the world needs to hear and influence global opinion.
  • Connected
    You value the power of networking. You’re keen to develop relationships with senior decision makers from contemporary travel’s leading brands.

What's
included?

You’ll get up to:

  • 42 one-on-one appointments with L.E/Miami’s highly curated guest list of contemporary travel brands
  • 3 press activities and unique Miami story angles
  • 1 bespoke agenda, including full access to L.E/Open House, the L.E/ marketplace, our legendary Lunch Programme, and the official Opening and Closing parties
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in one of our partner hotels
  • 1 flight credit from your location*

    * Flight Credits Available:
    USA: £150
    Mexico, Columbia & Canada: £200
    Europe & Latin America: £400
    Central America: £200
    Middle East: £700
    South Africa: £700
    Australia/New Zealand/Asia: £800

Press
activities

There’s more to Miami than the beach. Our dynamic Media Programme delivers exclusive access to a range of experiences, giving you unparalleled destination stories, as well as an exclusive opportunity to solidify your relationships with the industry’s most forward-thinking PR directors.
01 / 20

Vintage Glamour

Hosted by Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club 

Miami’s legendary Surf Club has been a favourite haunt of the social elite for decades, regularly playing host to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill.

The venue’s always had a flair for the fabulous, and now you can discover its stylish past with an old glamour photo shoot and an exclusive taste of Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar with Head Bartender, Valentino Longo.

9:00am-3:00pm Wednesday 7 October

Pure Zen

Hosted by The Standard Miami Beach

Discover a new type of harmony in The Standard’s serenity oasis.

You’ll bathe in the soothing sounds of crystal singing bowls – a gentle, yet powerfully restorative session that supports deep states of relaxation, stress relief and body/mind balance. In the Zodiac Lounge, you’ll learn how astrology can help you understand what the cosmic tide is bringing your way, as in-house expert, Lori Bell, gives a detailed overview of your sun, moon and rising signs. Email your birth time, date, and location in advance to [email protected] for the complete experience.

3:00pm-7:00pm Thursday 8 October

Rescue a Reef

Hosted by Kimpton Angler’s

Explore a lesser-seen side of Miami – the underwater reefs and sea life that help sustain the region’s oceans – with a visit to the thriving, adopted reef of Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach.

Recently re-launched following a six-year, $61 million re-imagination, in partnership with the University of Miami’s coral reef restoration lab, the reef honours the hotel’s nautical past as a haven for true anglers, spotlighting the importance of protecting and preserving this precious ocean resource.

9:00am-3:00pm Wednesday 7 October

The Suite Life

Hosted by sbe Collection

Join sbe for a trip like no other. Board the Van Dutch speedboat and cruise the stunning Miami river, before heading out to Biscayne Bay.

You’ll get a unique perspective of Brickell, the Port of Miami, and the city’s vibrant downtown districts, rolling into Fisher Island, Miami Beach Marina, South Beach and then north to midtown and the iconic 79th Street Causeway. You won’t be short on style or sophistication, with sbe Lincolns chauffeuring you to the marina and back to an sbe hotel afterwards for a delicious lunch.

9:00am-3:00pm Tuesday 6 October

The Guilded Age

Hosted by Nobu Miami Beach

For over a hundred years, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens has been one of Miami’s most unique cultural gems – a centre for creativity and innovation as well as a National Historic Landmark.

You’ll be able to explore this breath-taking Gilded Age estate and take in its natural beauty while discovering unique facets of Miami’s storied past, before heading to Nobu Hotel Miami Beach for lunch in the stunning Penthouse Villas. Situated high above the Atlantic with sweeping views of city and ocean, Nobu is the perfect place to experience Miami at its most magnificent.

9:00am-3:00pm Thursday 8 October

Art Deco Delights

Hosted by Palihouse Miami Beach

To understand Miami, you have to understand the fundamentals of art deco design – so enrol in an intro to art deco and celebrate the true spirit of the city at Palihouse Miami Beach.

Originally built as the Greenbrier Hotel in 1940, this unique property was conceived by L. Murray Dixon – one of the leading lights in the Miami Beach Art Deco Architectural District. Palihouse Miami Beach and the Miami Design Preservation League will take you on a tour of The Tides Hotel, The Victor Hotel, The Tiffany, The Marlin, Tudor Hotel, The Raleigh and The Ritz Plaza (all built in the art deco golden era). Delicious craft cocktails and small bites will then fuel the afternoon’s discussion about how Palihouse has reinvigorated its original art deco features.

3:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday 7 October

Cocaine Cowboys

Hosted by The Confidante Miami Beach

The Confidante Miami Beach, a playful retro-glam resort in Miami’s buzzing Mid-Beach neighborhood, has teamed up with Florida man, Billy Corben, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director/producer…

of feature documentaries Cocaine Cowboys, Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja, Dawg Fight, ESPN’s 30 for 30s: The U, Broke and The U Part 2, and his latest foray, the doc-comedy, Screwball, now streaming on Netflix. Join The Confidante for a curated city tour exploring the 1970-80s era of Miami, followed by lunch with Billy, a frequenter of The Confidante, to explore his experience interpreting the ‘Magic City’ through the lens of film.

9:30am-2:30pm Thursday 8 October

The rhythm on the street

Hosted by The Savoy Hotel Miami

The best way to understand a culture? Through its music scene. Little Havana, the famed neighbourhood bursting with Cuban culture, pays its dues to the rhythms and beats that rooted its place on the map,…

evolving through its streets, homes and nightclubs. Take a high-tempo tour of one of the most influential music genres in the world, hosted by the Savoy Hotel. Meet with acclaimed Cuban musicians in historic hotspots and dance your way through the streets – with some Cuban dishes and Havana-themed cocktails thrown in.

3:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday 7 October

Top of the class in wellness school

Hosted by Terrence The Teacher

With terms ‘wellness’ and ‘how to de-stress’ each bringing up almost 2 trillion search results online, it’s fair to say there’s a market for meditation.

And no one knows more about this scene than world-renowned Clinical…

Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness Wellbeing expert, Terrence the Teacher. Join him to discover the science behind mindfulness, its connection to everyday life, and how his easy-to-apply techniques can have a lasting positive effect – while picking his brain on what it’s really like to hold a residency at one of London’s most iconic department stores, Harrods.

9:00am-11:00am Wednesday 7 October

A journey to the Alpha state

Hosted by Terrence The Teacher

Separate the conscious and subconscious mind during a morning with meditation guru-to-the-stars, Terrence the Teacher.

Looking into the science behind learnt behavioural patterns, unlock ways to achieve better sleep, lose weight, improve confidence and reduce anxiety, while taking an inward glance at the importance of internal language and the positive effects of self-talk.
Never experienced the Alpha state? Through Clinical Hypnotherapy techniques and a guided visualisation, get ready to find your zen and come out relaxed, revitalised and regenerated.

11:00am-1:00pm Wednesday 7 October

Taste the Wynwood Wall

Hosted by Nautilus by Arlo

The urban core of Miami’s electric district will have you sinking your teeth into the legendary Wynwood Wall’s second most sought after art form: food.

Guided by the Wynwood Business Improvement District, get a taste for the many artisanal eateries that weave within one of the largest open-air street art installations in the world, home to three James Beard-nominated chefs and restaurants. Bite into next-level ‘nuts’ at The Salty Donut, climb atop the saddle of a Pedal Pub Dutch party bike to sip craft brews (pedalling not required) and revel in the delights of wood-fired Asian cuisine.

3:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday 7 October

Smooth sailing in Coconut Grove

Hosted by Mr. C Miami – Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove, one of the original settlements in Miami, is having a renaissance. And fuelling it? The opening of the first luxury hotel development in the last 10 years: Mr.C Miami.

Founded by fourth generation Cipriani brothers, Ignazio and Maggio, Mr. C Miami will host a day at the harbour, where you’ll dive into a sailing class with the legendary Coconut Grove Sailing Club, a Sailing World Cup Miami host, originally founded in 1946.
Discover new joys of Biscayne Bay before retreating to Mr. C Miami’s rooftop Bellini Restaurant for lunch with a view.

9:00am-3:00pm Thursday 8 October

Fire and ice

Hosted by Ember and Swan

Join culinary connoisseur, Brad Kilgore, seated at the request-only, six-seat, chef-facing table in his newest restaurant, Ember. You’ll get to play with fire, learning how it plays an integral role in each and every non-traditional, world-inspired dish flamed on the master chef’s grill.

Then shake things up with a cocktail masterclass from some of the most sought-after mixologists in Miami at Swan, as you taste through their signature sips, and pour up some of your own. Take in the highly ‘grammable outdoor garden at this lovechild of David Grutman and Pharrell Williams, and who knows who’ll swan in to join you.

3:00pm-7:00pm Thursday 8 October

DOWNTOWN DESIGN

Hosted by the GMCVB

Experience the dynamic reinvention of one of Miami’s most creative neighbourhoods: the Design District. Dedicated to fashion, design, architecture and dining, this is home to the city’s hottest galleries, showrooms, artist lofts, agencies and residencies.

With a boutique hotel and more commercial and exhibition space still to come, there’s never been a better time to get to the epicentre of the Miami Design District’s evolution.

3:00pm-7:00pm TUEsday 6 October

BEHIND THE WYNWOOD WALLS

Hosted by the GMCVB

Ten years in and the Wynwood Walls cultural centre is only just getting started. Having revitalised Miami’s warehouse district with ever-changing murals from the scene’s most legendary graffiti writers…

and iconic street artists, Tony Goldman’s vision has been the driving force behind this particular piece of cultural evolution. Join the Goldman Global Arts team for a unique insight into the world’s greatest outdoor street art museum with this specially curated tour, and discover how constant reinvention is fuelling their unstoppable movement.

3:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday 6 October

A UNIQUE EDUCATION

Hosted by the GMCVB

Two of downtown Miami’s most innovative, thought-provoking museums for the price of one: the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Starting at the Frost, you’ll be…

able to learn more about some of the scientific discoveries shaping the course of human history – from tech to conservation – through interactive exhibitions and experiential shows, before heading to Miami-Dade County’s flagship international art museum. Designed by award-winning architects, the state-of-the-art PAMM reflects the city’s plurality of communities through vibrant and inspiring creativity.

3:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday 6 October

WELCOME TO STILTSVILLE

Hosted by the GMCVB

One of the best ways to discover Miami’s colourful past? By boat across Biscayne Bay. From its origins as a mosquito-infested swampy outpost favoured by famous mobsters and business titans, to its rise as a…

trendsetting cultural mecca, the city’s transformation has been astounding. This is your chance to jump aboard a high-performance Zodiac RIB with Ocean Force Adventures to take in the bay’s breath-taking waterfront architecture, private celebrity estates and thriving marine life before getting exclusive access to Biscayne National Park and the former stilted speakeasies of Stiltsville.

3:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday 6 October

PARKLAND PARADISE

Hosted by the GMCVB

Disconnect and reconnect in one of Miami’s most scenic spots, the majestic 1,033-acre Oleta River State Park. Set along the stunning Oleta River, this unique tour will take you kayaking through one of the largest urban parks in South Florida.

Paddling through mangrove trails and the serene blue waters of North Biscayne Bay, you’ll be able to leave what you know of Miami behind as a magnificent array of birds and animals reveal themselves to you – a unique way to see one of the city’s true hidden gems.

3:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday 6 October

Art Deco Walking Tour with the Miami Design Preservation League

Hosted by the GMCVB

Art Deco has defined Miami’s evolution and continues to shape its style.

To truly understand the city, you need to immerse yourself in its Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern architecture and design, and there’s no better guide to this than the Miami Design Preservation League. Dedicated to educating curious minds about the culture and character of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District, the league’s eye-opening walking tour will surround you with some of Miami’s most iconic monuments.

3:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday 6 October

CUBAN CULTURE & HAVANA HERITAGE

Hosted by the GMCVB

This legendary heritage neighbourhood is best experienced through it’s distinctive Cuban culture and culinary delights.

Officially recognised as a ‘national treasure’, Little Havana is renowned for its numerous and continuous contributions to Miami’s historical and political evolution, as well as its vibrant art scene. Take a unique tour through this vibrant downtown community with visits to Maximo Gomez Domino Park, Havana Classic Cigars, The Tower Theater, Damas De Blanco Mural and the Cuban Memorial Blvd – with culinary stops throughout the tour, giving you a true taste of this neighbourhood.

3:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday 6 October

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