Michael Martin, co-owner of Villa Azur and President of Michael Martin Group is a native of northern France. Michael moved to Miami in 1995 and very quickly established roots in the South Beach nightlife scene. He began working with well known local figures to host several extremely popular VIP parties in Miami Beach. Michael’s reputation speaks for itself.

In 2008, Michael Martin partnered with Michael Capponi to host Saturday night parties at the newly established LIV nightclub in the Fontainebleau Hotel. Their successful collaboration at this quintessential club continues, and today remains one of hottest and most exclusive Saturday night parties in South Beach.

After years of conceptualizing and planning, Michael and partners opened the doors of the Villa Azur restaurant and lounge in 2012. The restaurant’s elegant decor, vibrant atmosphere and excellent cuisine infused fresh life to the South Beach dining scene. Villa Azur’s Thursday night dinner party has gained notoriety for its vibrancy and sophistication.

Villa Azur restaurant and lounge is a destination where friends gather to enjoy delicious French Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian twist. The elegant, yet comfortable setting, great energy, and adjacent wine cellar offers a unique experience reminiscent of South France. The wine cellar, La Cave D’Azur, boasts over 190 handpicked wines and champagnes from small villages to a Grand Cru Classe of France, Italy, Spain and select prestigious North American wineries.

Brasserie Azur opening 2014 in Midtown, is the next venture for the rapidly growing Villa Azur conglomerate. With plans to open additional various concept restaurants locally, and to expand the Villa Azur brand internationally.