From the moment it first opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1930, The Surf Club in Miami has hosted history. Today, that is no different.
As you arrive to Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club through the historic Peacock Alley, prepare to be submerged in the elegant glamour of old meets new. The second you step foot on the cobblestone driveway and enter though the remarkable doors of The Surf Club you immediately feel a connection with the rich history of the past. On the left-hand side hangs a framed photo of Winston Churchill painting in one of the cabanas during peak of The Surf Club heyday. Directly opposite is a picture of a yacht, the Marybelle to be exact, which signifies the birth of The Surf Club. Aboard the Marybelle was where tire tycoon Harvey Firestone first had the idea of establishing a unique social club for the elite. However, he could have never imagined the sheer popularity of what he would soon create.
As you are led along the original terracotta floors and palm tree-lined alleyway remember to look left and right to see archived photographs by artist Michele Oka Donner that depict the infamous parties and members of The Surf Club. The historical arrival experience of The Surf Club is not just about remembering what the social club once was, but it is a story and an experience you feel as you continue your journey through Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club.