'America’s most exciting city’ is undergoing an incredible cultural transformation. You know a city is taking culture seriously when it renames a whole, 18-block area the ‘Design District’. This though is just one example of art and design’s growing importance within the city. Pride is taken too in Miami’s design heritage – its classic Art Deco architecture in particular – which is revered as much as the profusion of new galleries, cutting-edge creative agencies and international art fairs.

Be it architecture, art, design, fashion, hospitality, retail, commerce; no sphere is untouched by a wave of confidence, ambition and sophistication that is sweeping over the city. Seemingly, the world’s ‘starchitects’ want to be part of making their mark on the city. From Zaha Hadid and Richard Meier to Foster + Partners and Jade Signature’s own, Herzog & de Meuron, the whole shape and texture of the city is being altered.

The city’s sun, sand and sea lifestyle has always delighted, but Miami’s paradisiacal charm now radiates outwards from its vibrant urban center as well as inwards from its stunning beaches and turquoise waters.