MAREA 1939


In May, the National Hotel Miami Beach announced the grand opening of Marea 1939, a Spanish restaurant by Executive Chef Sergio Chamizo. In addition to the new full-service restaurant with terrace seating, the iconic hotel—which recently celebrated its grand reopening as an adults-only sanctuary—will also feature Bar 1939, the hotel’s main bar, which offers a pool side experience and private cocktail lounge for signature events.

Marea 1939 is an indoor-outdoor dining concept. The menu will feature signature dishes like Honey-Spiced Duck Breast, Black Paella with Seared Scallops, and Shrimp as well as tapas with selections like Patatas Bravas, Cantabrian Anchovies & Boquerones, and Spanish Octopus, to name a few. Overlooking the grand Art Deco lobby, Bar 1939 will serve as the hotel’s main bar, offering handcrafted cocktails and light bites. Other new concepts include Playa Bar, featuring craft cocktails and seasonal dishes, adjacent to National Hotel’s famed infinity edge pool and private cocktail lounge— a perfect setting that’s reminiscent of a bygone era dedicated for intimate gatherings while serving a selection of hand-crafted cocktails, specialty martinis, fine Champagnes, whiskies, and brandies.

The culinary heart of Chef Sergio’s food draws from the coastal regions of Spain, where he was born. His passion for cooking comes from watching his grandmother and mother cook while he was growing up. He took that passion and enrolled in culinary school in Madrid, Spain. After finishing school, he traveled throughout Europe and Asia honing in on his skills before moving to Miami where he most recently was the owner and executive chef of Alma in Coconut Grove.

To celebrate the return of the National Hotel, guests can also enjoy special offerings by booking directly on the hotel’s website. The hotel’s grand reopening includes reimagined public spaces, the Cabana Wing complete with 36 poolside rooms and suites, as well as amenities including the 205-feet infinity pool and beach club.