November 26, 2019

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, November 26, 2019 – To celebrate Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week taking place from December 5-8, 2019, the award-winning Acqualina Resort will be offering guests a series of bespoke services ranging from an exclusive stay and an elaborate collection of contemporary art to a series of art tours and art-inspired cocktails.

Art Basel Stay – December 1-10, 2019:

  • Guests can enjoy an exclusive Art Basel package including:
  • Accommodations in a luxury oceanfront room for three nights
  • Breakfast daily in the AQ Restaurant
  • Art-inspired welcome tasty treat on arrival
  • A welcome bottle of Champagne
  • Scheduled tours of the art collection located inside AQ Bar

Room rates start at $890 per night, subject to tax and availability. Room reservations can be made by calling 866.985.0246 or visit

ART Collection and Cocktails in the AQ Bar

AQ Bar is home to an outstanding collection of art in partnership with Fine Art Mia. Guests can admire original masterpieces by famous American artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and Jeff Koons and British contemporary artist Damien Hirst. With stunning décor and a buzzing atmosphere AQ Bar will offer a series of must-try art-inspired cocktails named after and themed around the original artworks such as Campbell Soup Mule with vodka, fresh lychee juice and ginger beer, Ladies & Gentlemen Fizz with cucumber & mint infused vodka and fresh key lime juice and Marilyn Monroe in White, which includes coconut infused tequila, jalapeno syrup and fresh lime & lemon juice.

On Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 from 6pm to 8pm, AQ Bar will host two special evenings fusing art and music where guests can mix and mingle around original works while sipping creative cocktails and enjoying lively music.

Miami Art Week Workshop and Private Tours

In collaboration with Art Expert Betty Briceno of Couturista Travel, Acqualina is offering an art workshop and private guided tours to Art Basel, Design Miami and Untitled fairs.

On Monday, December 2 from 6pm to 7:30pm, Guide Betty will lead a workshop titled, “Mapping the Art World: Structures and Networks” and introduce the different players from museums and institutions to curators and writers. Held at Acqualina Resort and priced at $250 per person, guests will gain general knowledge about the networks, structure and terminology of today’s art world.

On Wednesday, December 4 from 2pm to 7pm, Betty will lead a VIP guided tour to the Vernissage openings (by invitation only) of Art Basel and Design Miami fairs. A second guided tour will be available on Sunday, December 8 from 10am to 6pm and include visits to Art Basel, Design Miami and Untitled fairs. Prices include one-way transportation leaving from Acqualina Resort, full-day guided tour and tickets to the select fairs. The December 4 tour is priced at $1200 per person while the December 8 tour is $700 per person. There is a maximum of 6 people per tour and reservations must be made at least one week prior to the tour date.

For reservations, please call Concierge at 866.985.0163 or visit

About Art Guide Betty Briceno

Betty Briceno is a curator at Couturista Travel developing and leading art-focused itineraries in Miami. She holds a master’s degree in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and has a postgraduate diploma in Cultural Management and Museum Studies from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. In 2017, she relocated from London to Miami where she currently runs an Art Advisory specializing in Post-war Modern and Contemporary Art, helping individuals to confidently navigate the art world while assisting them in building their art collections. Betty is also a guest lecturer on collections of Contemporary Art in Latin America.

About Acqualina Resort & Spa
Acqualina Resort & Spa is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award.

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Acqualina Resort & Spa