Miami is a city that grips anyone who passes it, and it’s not difficult to see why the coastal paradise is a hotbed for luxury tourism.
When in the city, make full use of its glamorous beach setting at these hotels.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel is an oceanfront property and a beloved South Beach icon. Its attractive setting and a recent US$50 million renovation have made it one of most sought-after hotels in the city. After the refurbishment, each of its 790 guestrooms and suites have been transformed to create soothing spaces inspired by the sand and sea.
If traveling with kids, the oceanfront suites are equipped with private balconies looking out to the best-looking stretch of South Beach. There’s plenty of space for kids to run as well as a marble bathroom with a walk-in shower.
If you’re after something a bit more decadent, the historic Art Deco St. Moritz building houses new rooms decked out with wall-length art pieces. Even if sleeping in a large hotel, the rooms in this block make for a boutique experience tinged with art deco glam.
The newly redone oversized pool is one of the hotel’s most prized features. Guests have direct access to South Beach and the stunning boardwalk is an Instagram-worthy setting for a morning yoga session and evening beach (moonrise) stroll. If you’re so inclined, the hotel can organize a range of water sports for you. Read more…
InterContinental Miami has the unique advantage of being built around “The Spindle”, a large bronze sculpture by Henry Moore that lies on the hotel’s downtown waterfront. Upon entrance alone, opportunities for photos with the sculpture calls, and hints at the luxury you’ll encounter during the rest of your stay.
While the rooms are modern and practical, it’s worth splashing on the Presidential Suite, a 3,300-square feet two-storey, one-bedroom space with views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, or Miami Beach. These suites were designed by tennis legend Venus Williams and comes complete with a media room, a granite soaking tub, and a well-equipped kitchen.
For a bit of R&R, the hotel rooftop pool is quite something. Sip on a colorful cocktail while looking out to Biscayne Bay or simply lounge with a book on one of the sundecks. The poolside Bluewater Café means you can also enjoy a light burrata salad or smoked salmon flatbread without changing out of your bathing suit.
For something a little more substantial, Toro Toro is a modern restaurant designed around the concept of small plates for sharing. Otherwise, Table 40 is a private dining restaurant that makes use of local, seasonal produce. Sometimes, guests are treated to themed experiences like Dining in the Dark where blindfolded diners get to sample mystery dishes.
For those in Miami for a layover, traveling for business, or stopping while on a cruise, Pullman Miami Airport Hotel is a literally minutes away from Miami International Airport, and is accessible via complimentary shuttle from the hotel. Unlike most airport hotels, this one is thoughtful, designed like a “tropical paradise”, and luxurious.
All 281 guest rooms and suites have the advantage of Blue Lagoon views and glittery vistas of the Miami skyline. Soothing neutral hues, hints of lavender, and modern fittings feature in each room as are amenities like satellite TV, high-speed internet, work desks, safe deposit boxes, and telephones in the bathrooms.
Business travelers need not worry about space with Co-Meeting by Pullman offering ample room, state-of-the-art technology, and handy business equipment, whether for casual email catch-ups or intense brainstorming sessions.
Guests can choose between 11,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces; for formal meetings, planners are on-site to guide you towards a smooth, stress-free session. Choose between the conference hotel with elegant banquet halls, private outdoor terraces, an Art Deco Monte Carlo Ballroom and six parlor meeting rooms.
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