The Epic Hotel is the newest Green Seal certified four-star hotel in Miami.
That’s just it’s latest award. It also has been named one of the top 25 hotels in the U. S. in 2011, and one of the trendiest.
The Epic is part of the Kimpton chain, which operates boutique hotels under the Monaco and Palomar brands, as well as others, including the iconic Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco and the hot and trendy Muse in New York City
The Kimpton is a very green hotel company — and the first boutique operator to have 50 hotels in 22 cities all receiving Green Seal certification, under the company’s Earth Care initiative.
In addition to water and energy conservation, low-impact construction materials, and non-toxic cleaning products, restaurants at The Epic serves organic and sustainably produced wine, in-house purified water, and sustainable seafood dishes in accordance with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.
Accommodations are sophisticated and comfortable elegant and comfortable.
I particularly like the see-through panel in the bathroom that lets you check the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows while you are checking your make-up.
The Epic Hotel is located at the edge of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, and all rooms and suites feature private balconies for breathtaking views of the city and the bay.
There’s also a spectacular view from the popular rooftop pool deck.
The hotel is close to Miami’s famous beaches, and a thriving arts and culture scene, with many museums, restaurants, shops and theaters just a short walk.
Kimpton also is a partner of The Nature Conservancy to support its “Plant a Billion Trees” campaign.
Other U.S. hotels where green and luxury go together
- Best green hotel in San Diego: Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar
- Best green hotel in Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Fairmont
- Best green hotel in New York City: LEED Certified InterContinental Times Square New York
- Top green hotel in Caribbean: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
- Best green hotel in Colorado: LEED cerfitied Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek