Local poets and art aficionados have partnered with Vintro Hotel and Kitchen, a member of Small Luxury Hotels and recipient of TripAdvisor 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award for top 25 hotels in the U.S., to celebrate O, Miami, South Florida’s biggest poetry festival now in its fourth year.
On Thursday, April 30th, guests are invited to enjoy a fusion of art, live entertainment and sultry poetry readings. An ode to one of literature’s most influential poets of all time, Vintro Kitchen will serve The Raven ($8) a signature cocktail made with Grey Goose, Domaine Canton Ginger Liquor, cranberry, passion fruit nectar and red pepper flakes, among other drink specials from 5 to 8 p.m. Ladies are treated to complimentary champagne from 8 to 11 p.m. in the art-laden Scorpion Bar. Katherine Villari, Chloe Firetto-Toomey and Charles Morales are the evening’s featured poets, performing from 7 to 8 p.m. in the library lounge of Vintro Hotel’s eclectic lobby. Admission to the soirée is gratis.
Upon entering the hotel, the talents of curator Zoel of Rokk Star Enterprises and Miami historian Seth Bramson are on display with the perfect blend of modern art and retro Miami Beach nostalgia. Once home to the Park Avenue Hotel in the 1930s, the original sign still looms large over the renovated hotel, while the high-design updates of this classic Art Deco building provide all the comforts of an adult playground.