A member of Design Hotels. Life House Little Havana takes the spirit of its locale and runs with it. Set in Miami’s Hispanic heart, the hotel dwells within a historic 1920s tropical mansion and showcases paintings and photography from local artists—including hyperlocal works by Cuban artist Leandro Feal. Here, one finds monochrome floors inspired by typical Havana mansions and colors that reflect the texture of the neighborhood, from guava pink and plum purple to the distinctive magenta of nearby market boards.
The ground-floor café and rooftop restaurant take a “third plate” approach to dining, exploring the relationship between agricultural methods and culinary techniques, with an on-site “food forest” and offerings that include Latin American street-food-inspired dishes. Terras, the restaurant on the roof helmed by talented chefs Brian Griffiths and Leo Pablo, also overlooks the Miami skyline from a jungle canopy-like vantage point. Reflecting the tight-knit nature of the community, the hotel also encourages human connection through yoga and meditation sessions.