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A view of its bungalow tower of oceanfront accommodations.
A view of its bungalow tower of oceanfront accommodations. Handout

MIAMI — The last time Ian Schrager opened a hotel here it was the Delano in 1995, a project that redefined South Beach and helped transition the area from pensioners’ paradise to an internationally glamorous destination for the young, wealthy, and effortlessly chic.

It’s an intimidating trick to repeat, but Schrager is hoping his magic touch can extend to the midbeach area (that’s between South and North beaches) with Edition, the hotel he opened in December in the architecturally stunning historic former Seville Hotel. It’s situated on 3½ private acres and includes multiple Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurants, an 1,800-square-foot spa, and a night life level with an ice-skating rink, bowling alley, and an updated Studio 54-style dance club (Schrager once co-owned the legendary Studio 54). There are also shopping and meeting spaces. Schrager has designed a resort where vacationers can stay put. But this is Miami. Does anyone really stay put?


THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION 2901 Collins Ave., Miami. 786-257-4500, www.editionhotels.com. Rates start at $829 a night.


Christopher Muther can be reached at muther@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Chris_Muther.