A neighbourhood guide to Miami

Miami has a reputation for glitz, glamour and grit, but lately it’s shaken off some of its rougher edges to embrace all things new. From South Beach to Brickell, there have never been more distinct areas to explore.

Sleep: Miami

The word ‘conventional’ doesn’t apply to Florida. Where reality ends, Miami begins, and its wealth of accommodation captures its gaga way of life perfectly, whether partying on a hotel rooftop, trying your luck at drag queen-led bingo nights, or bedding down in an art hotel with ‘Picasso happy hours'

Where to stay in Miami

Art deco indulgence is guaranteed in Florida's hub for retro-cool beach hotels, but don't dismiss Downtown's crop of shiny new skyscraper retreats

Directors' cut: When Hollywood meets hospitality

Baz Luhrmann is the latest cinematic auteur to dabble in design, joining the likes of Hollywood greats David Lynch and Wes Anderson

Like a local: Miami

While it remains as brash, boisterous and bling-encrusted as ever, Miami's priorities have changed, with a renewed focus on its Cuban heritage and the rise of its once-neglected downtown area