Miami Redux: Inside the New Four Seasons

Christian Horan Photography

It’s a new golden age for the city’s historic Surf Club hotel, which was recently reopened by the Toronto-based hotel brand.

You’re not more than a few paces into the lobby of the new Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club before you see him: Winston Churchill, in a framed black-and-white photo on the wall, swaddled in a voluminous white smock, painting a seascape in a cabana on the property. This, clearly, is not the Miami Beach of popular conception—neither the sweltering midcentury refuge where Bubbe and Zayde grew ...