Think Berkeley and Greenwich Village rolled into one; think fashionable, yet unconventional; think Bohemian and always mesmerizing–that’s Coconut Grove. The “Grove attitude” is evident in curbside caf[acute{e}]s, pubs, art galleries, and specialty shops along the thoroughfare called Main Highway. It’s also perfect for smaller meetings that seek less-than-typical settings.

Cultural elements mesh in what is nearly always a portrait in contrasts. Cocowalk, an open-air entertainment and retail center, hustles with activity day and night, from flamenco music to comedy shows. The recently renovated Streets of Mayfair is packed with an array of dining, shopping, and club experiences. The Grove is also known for its canopy of banyan trees.

The 179-suite Mayfair House, with its fine dining and attention to detail, sits right in the heart of the Grove. Within its 12,000 square feet of meeting space are two large ballrooms and an executive conference center.

Grand Bay Hotel, a Wyndham property since January 2000, is renovating its Penthouse Club, as well as adding more meeting space. The property is right across from the Coconut Grove Convention Center.

The Grove is a great after-hours spot, as well as an ideal stop in a Miami dine-around.

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