High-End hotels in South Florida

Sun, Sand and Luxury Hotels! Miami has it all. Visitors are attracted to great weather, the ‘in crowd’, spectacular vista and five-star quality hotels. Whether visitors are from the Northeast or international travelers, Miami luxury hotels offer amenities and activities that rival other top destinations. The Vistas are breathtaking. Luxury hotels room can offer a breathtaking view of the Miami River, Brickell, Biscayne Bayne, and the Miami skyline. A call to any of these hotels can lead to a discussion of their offerings and booking to enjoy your view of choice.

Walk into Fountainbleau Miami Beach and be blown away by the opulence. Your senses are dazzled by a marbled lobby emblazoned with extravagant chandeliers. This hotel had a 1 billion dollar renovation which provided many upgrades from its original opening in 1954. Teams of talented architects and designers worked hard to create a unique and dynamic experience for each guest. It boasts 1,504 rooms and has two new resort towers. There are 12 restaurants and bars. Entertainment begins with 40,000 square feet of water fun including a spa and 6 oceanfront swimming pools. The hotel’s splendor is immortalized in many movie scenes shot on site including Scarface and The Bodyguard. Night Clubs and shopping allow guests to enjoy a self-contained entertainment hub.

The Miami Beach Edition hotel offers personalized service and high-class amenities. Larger rooms, exotic suites and gorgeous bungalows offer guests an option to fill their hearts desires. Outstanding fitness facilities and programs, Michelin-starred chef Jean Georges developed restaurants top off dining choices. Guests can choose from 294 individually designed suites and 29 private ocean from bungalows. The latter stands out with terraces and private plunge pools. There is an ice skating rink, bowling alley, and nightclub. The spa offers a relaxing environment with expert massages, beauty treatments, and lap pool sessions.
The Setai Miami Beach hotel occupies one of the tallest structures in Miami. It has 38 floors and comes equipped with a recording studio and a 10,000 square foot penthouse. The latter commands a nightly estimated rate of $25,000 per night. A rooftop pool and Jacuzzi comes with the penthouse. For five years it has earned Forbes five star rated properties since 2015. Choices include ocean suites, Asian inspired and art deco suites. The spa offers healing benefits of tea, gentleman’s massages and rejuvenation facials. World class dining includes Jaya which offers a variety of dishes from Korea, Japan, Thailand, India, and China. The Ocean Grill features delectable choices from Europe and America.

1 Hotel South Beach delivers five-star services packaged in environmentally friendly luxury. The 1 Hotel occupies one full city block along Collins Avenue. The choices are astounding. Rooms average 700 square feet with spacious suites and 5 bedroom rooms. Driftwood furnishings and reclaimed material adorn the 426 room hotel. Cabanas and ultra-cabanas furnished with reclaimed materials offer personalized service. Environmental programs allow guests to explore nature close to the hotel and surroundings. Children can learn about the environment by signing up for the Seedling Club. Complimentary short rides from the hotel are available on its small fleet of Teslas. There are also paddle boarding and kayaking excursions. Physical fitness options include a 2,600 square feet SoulCycle room with 54 bikes. There is an accompanying full SoulCycle workout schedule. Relaxation abounds with 600 feet of beachfront access.

There is a long list of celebrity guests who favor the Four Seasons Hotel at Surf Club. Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, and Elizabeth Taylor were frequent guests. Perhaps, there were attracted to the fine Italian dining. Perhaps it is the quaint terrazzo flooring of the cabanas. Every effort was made to preserve the original fell of the Surfside 1930s structure. Three 12 story towers encapsulate the original structure. This added 77 guest rooms and 119 private residences. Management at the Four seasons deftly tapped into the community’s rich culture and made it available to hotel guests. The last Friday of each month is called Cultural Fridays. Guests get a taste of Cuban culture with dance, music, art, and food that take over Calle Ocho in Little Havana. There are also salsa instructors to help you with dance steps. Guests get a quick introduction to tasty foods like ropa and viaje which are available from street vendors and local restaurants. Just a stone’s throw away from the Hotel is Oleta River, State Park. You can enjoy nature and get exercise while paddle boarding or kayaking.

These expensive hotels all share fabulous amenities. Oceanside pools, restaurants, Wi-Fi, complimentary airport shuttles, concierge service, valet parking, and customized experiences are often standard. Access to high-end shopping is on site and along South Beach. Bal Harbour Shops offer the highest concentration of designer boutiques and an intimate atmosphere. It is home to the first placement of Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus in the same establishment. Bal Harbour is home to 100 of the world’s most famous and luxurious fashion and jewelry brands. It is often compared to Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive. More traditional Mall options include Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Design District, Sunset Harbour Shops and Fontainebleau Shops.

Guests at Miami’s luxury hotel enjoy world-famous entertainment. American Airlines Arena offers Miami Heat games during the NBA season. Major headliners also perform including Bruce Springsteen, Ariana Grande, New Kids on the Block and Sir Elton John. Hard Rock Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins offers NFL games and shows. Professional hockey and baseball games are also available at the Marlins and Florida Panthers homes.

Upscale dining is found at all high-end hotels or guests can venture out to more options. Komodo is a three-story restaurant and lounge. It mixes Southeast Asian and South Florida cuisine for a taste altering experience. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse with 13 locations in the USA offers delicious steaks, seafood, exceptional service, and wine list. Guests can follow upscale dining with walks along Miami beachfront, visit world-renowned art galleries, local museums, and hotspots. Guests can enjoy privacy and local culture at the same time. South Beach is home to many celebrities and famous visitors. It is not unusual to see famous athletes, movie and television stars and performers strolling along the beach or boardwalk.

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