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Hoops, Concerts and Spicy Margaritas

Hotels Near American Airlines Arena

Perfection among American Airlines Arena Hotels

Whether you’re cheering for the Miami Heat basketball team or rocking out to the musical icon of the moment, American Airlines Arena — a.k.a., AAA, pronounced “the triple A” among locals — is a multipurpose entertainment mecca. Lucky for you, it’s only .8 miles (a 10-minute walk) from Kimpton EPIC Hotel, tucked between the downtown Miami skyline and beautiful Biscayne Bay. In fact, don’t miss water and city views from the many balconies sprinkled throughout the arena.

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If you’re visiting during basketball season, you really should catch a game. Up to 20,000 high-energy fans might just win your allegiance to the Heat. If so, there are no shortage of gift shops offering fan apparel galore for your souvenir-buying pleasure.

But American Airlines Arena isn’t just about free throws and fast breaks. Groups who have performed here are among biggest names in music, from Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel and Janet Jackson to Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Coldplay. In addition, the more intimate Waterfront Theater, located within the arena, hosts concerts, family shows and cultural events.

Here, concessions are all grown up. The AAA boasts some of the city’s top restaurateurs and mixologists on every concourse level. There’s sushi and dim sum, build-your-own salads, Cuban sandwiches (don’t forget the tostones), even gluten-free and kosher offerings. Ready to raise a glass? Enjoy your favorite beverage at a variety of bars conveniently located on all concourse levels. We’re talking champagne, vodka, craft beer, spicy margaritas and more — something for every mood.

Just like Miami’s pleasant weather, entertainment at American Airlines Arena is year-round. Check the AAA’s calendar to see what’s happening when or take a look at our EPIC Concert Series for concerts coming soon. At the end of the night, come back to EPIC, your tropically urbane home away from home.