Miami truly is a vibrant city that offers lots for the luxury traveller. From the trendy nightlife of South Beach and the colourful bustle of Calle Ocho, to the plush resorts of Miami Beach and the huge shopping opportunities like quirky boutiques of Coconut Grove. Art-deco architecture, buzzing nightlife, a blooming arts scene, an abundance of outdoor pursuits like golf, diving and sailing, plus beautiful sun-kissed beaches mean Miami is the ultimate holiday destination for many. The city is full of inventive cuisine too with European, American and South American influences mixing to create a creative and flourishing culinary scene. When the sun goes down is really when this city comes alive and no visit would be complete without sampling the salsa dance halls or plush rooftop bars. Check out The Luxury Editors complete guide to the best hotspots for your stay in Miami.
The Mandarin Oriental is situated on a distinctive island, an enclave off the mainland financial district of Miami. This famous five-star property is a real destination resort with a high-end Peruvian restaurant and a world-class spa. It Offers stunning views of the Biscayne Bay, while its outdoor dining venue and lobby bar gratify a buzzing after-work multitude. Its man-made beach and stylish pool, on the other hand, gives the guests an ideal environment to soak up the sun at the South Beach scene. All the rooms are furnished luxurious items as well as classic furnishings in moderate tones of cream and honey. The spacious accommodation also includes large terraces and marble bathrooms that have soaking tubs.
This historic Surf Club on the Miami Beach has been renovated owing to the Four Seasons. The original Mediterranean Revival clubhouse has been restored and an additional 12-storey glass tower has been built. All these have made this luxury resort bring a little bit of the Old Florida charm back to Surfside. This resort offers sublime rooms, each with luxurious finishes and a plush white bed amidst.The services and facility are also on point. The dark, atmospheric Shiseido Spa tops among its top facilities. Other facilities include Bar, Beach, Kids’ club, Fitness centre, Laundry, Pool, Parking and Restaurants among others. The food and drinks all offer a great dining experience at this resort. To top it up, the staff is efficient and courteous.
EAST, Miami – located at the centre of Brickell – is a sparkling, modern new-build consisting of an East-meets-West design and floor-to-ceiling windows. This resort mainly pays homage to its original Chinese roots through the clean and spare design, but it also represents the reputation of Miami as a cultural melting pot. Services and facility include room service, bar, pool, laundry and restaurant. The rooms consist of 89 residential suites armed with up to three bedrooms, full kitchens and laundry. The food and drinks are excellent. The main restaurant, Quinto La Huella, offers all the superb delicacies.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Located in the Faena District, this luxury hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Its look is that of a theatrical fantasia, covered in gold, red and tiger print and dusted with stunning contemporary art. The service and facility are of high standards. There is a fitness centre, a bar, a pool, a steam room, spa and room service among others. The attendants are hospitable while the food and drinks are outstanding. Master chefs at the Los Fuegos restaurant are there to offer great meals while exceptional cocktails are available at the Saxony Bar. This hotel generally offers value for money and is family friendly.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
This hotel is located at the northern tip of the Miami Beach. This 227-room hotel offers unrivalled service and amenities which includes a fitness centre, a bar, child care services and room service among others. The interiors consist of high ceilings, enormous crystal chandeliers and glass walls. The beach villas have their own butler and each villa has its own wet bar, bathroom, dining patio and indoor lounge. There is serves lunch and dinner throughout the week while the Wine Vault and St Regis Bar offer tea, cocktails and evening music events. This hotel offers access for guest with disabilities, it is family friendly and offers great value for your cash.
The Miami Beach EDITION
This hotel occupies a revived mid-century grand dame along the Atlantic Ocean. The design of this hotel tows the line between restrained modernity and sumptuous mid-century glamour with its sprawling, all-white marble lobby. The service and facility are excellent. Some of the facilities include sauna, laundry, beach, room service and spa. The rooms all maintain their clean lines with some of them having private oceanfront balconies. Bluetooth speakers, as well as data-port connections, are available in every room. Food and drinks are offered by the eminent chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The Matador Room is the place for all the great delicacies.
SLS Brickell Hotel
This spacious and fancy glass tower, located at the centre of Miami’s financial district, comes with fantastical interiors and an impressive trendy art collection. The service is offered by friendly and professional staff and there are plenty of facilities including laundry, sauna and a fitness centre. The rooms are modern and spacious cover in white, pale pink and slate colours. Award-winning chefs provide outstanding meals at Bazaar Mar and Fi’lia restaurants. This hotel is family friendly and offers value for your money.
W South Beach
This hotel occupies an oceanfront space on Collins Avenue and the 22nd Street. It has massive and fun public spaces. The entrance lobby consists of Mongolian fur-covered chairs, huge brass screens, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Damien Hirst artworks on rotation and huge purple leather pouffes among others. The labyrinthine poolscape provides inspired lounging in an exuberant, expansive backyard. In its 408 rooms, there is a more relaxed luxury mood grey and with cool white interiors, chandeliers and mirrored surfaces. Every room has a balcony looking across the beach. There is also a kitchenette, Bliss toiletries, Bose sound system, and a docking station among other amenities. The Dutch and Mr. Chow restaurants offer incredible delicacies, while Living Room provides all the pre-dinner drinks. Wall, on the other hand, is Wall is a hotspot for the late-night revelry.
Kimpton EPIC Miami
This 54-storey tower situated in downtown Miami comes offers sweeping views of the Biscayne Bay and Miami River. It features London transplant Zuma for a fine Japanese dining. On the 16th floor pool deck is chocked with amenities consisting the Exhale Spa and two angular infinity pools. The 411 suites and rooms each has a private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, honey-coloured wood furniture and sumptuous bedding.