Inside Freehand Miami



There’s been a global spotlight on Miami recently, from Art Basel Miami Beach to the resurgence of properties and restaurants from South Beach to Key Biscayne (and beyond). Freehand Miami (which had a soft opening this month), is a reinvention of the historic Indian Creek hotel, one of Miami’s classic 1930’s Art Deco buildings. The property, which features both private and shared accommodations in a variety of room types (singles, Quad bunk rooms, Super 8s) with handcrafted interiors, as well as a swimming pool and lush center courtyard, bocce courts, ping pong, bicycles, and events, all curated by an activities concierge, was put together by design duo Roman + Williams, who are no strangers to Life+Times. Local food & beverage is by Bar Lab, who have permanently opened specialty cocktail bar Broken Shaker at the hotel, with a restaurant to follow early next year. Design duo Timo Weiland designed the staff uniforms, and artists including Sky Farrell, Curtis Kulig, and Justin Long produced custom pieces for the property, which is owned by Sydell Group (who operate The NoMad Hotel, The Saguaro hotels and others). Welcome to Miami’s most secluded hideaway.