This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Actors’ Playhouse Reach for the Stars Gala, which raised more than $150,000 for the nonprofit theater. The playhouse’s positive impact on the Coral Gables business district is a real-world example of how the arts can stimulate investment and redevelopment in a community.
Since the theater opened, Miracle Mile has come alive as a lifestyle destination for all of South Florida, home to new stores, restaurants, galleries and businesses.
The InterContinental Miami has been sponsoring the Playhouse dating back more than 20 years, long before Miami’s rise as an arts destination.
Since then, our hotel has created partnerships with Miami International University of Art & Design, the National YoungArts Foundation, New World School of the Arts, and most recently, Pérez Art Museum Miami.
When many guests visit Miami, they want more than a place to stay; they want to know their hotel is embedded within the city’s cultural fabric.
That means showcasing local artists and supporting arts organizations in our backyard.
Our lobby was built around Henry Moore’s 17-ton “Spindle” sculpture and our façade’s digital canvas has become a fixture in the Miami skyline, so visual art is in our DNA. Our support for the arts beyond our front doorstep is an acknowledgment that culture is good for our community – and for our business.