Miami seduces travelers year-round with its gorgeous beaches, tantalizing restaurants and sexy nightlife. Whether in town for a weekend getaway or exciting international events like Art Basel, visitors from near and far will find no shortage of fine places to stay. Here are five hot hotels to keep on the radar for your next trip to Florida.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Situated on Collins Avenue near Millionaire’s Row, this legendary landmark designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus continues its legacy of glamour for a new generation of travelers. Models, moguls and other stylish types set their sights on this hotel when in town. The hotel has hosted high-profile events such as the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, among others. As for dining, Gotham Steak, Hakkasan and Scarpetta are the signature restaurants, while more casual fare is available at the chic La Cote. When its comes to playtime, guests can lounge by the pool or hit the spa during the day, and dance at Arkadia or LIV at night.
Soho Beach House. Just like sister properties in London and New York, this Miami hotspot, private member club and hotel has a number of distinctive details, from the South American-inspired rooms to the tony beach club with lounge beds. Guests also enjoy relaxing over Cuban coffee, cigars and cocktails in the Drawing Room and dining on inventive Venetian dishes at Cecconi’s.
The Raleigh. Historic and modern all at the same time, this classic Miami hotel exudes elegance at every turn. Situated on South Beach, this Art Deco gem boasts nice touches such as in-room or poolside massages, Kiehl’s amenities and private beach access. Sun lovers will like the fact that some call the pool “the most beautiful in America.” When it comes to food and drink, The Royal Restaurant serves savory American cuisine in an inviting garden setting, and The Martini Bar provides a throwback to yesteryear with its original swanky details.
Viceroy. Located in downtown Miami on Brickell Avenue overlooking Biscayne Bay, this bold hotel boasts elegant accommodations including the Viceroy Suites decked out in striking jewel colors and outfitted with Sferra linens, a gourmet mini bar and a la carte film library. Mediterranean dishes are served at Eos and Cafe Ion is perfect for grabbing a cup of coffee when on the go. As for rest and relaxation, the Spa and Fitness Center provide a nice respite from the sometimes hectic hustle and bustle of the city.
Z Ocean Hotel. Sexy and chic, this Ocean Drive property sits in the center of all the South Beach action. Along with opulent suites including the ultra luxe Rooftop Terrace Suites with Roman hot tub and wet bar, guests will appreciate such indulgences as the Z Spa, where special treatments such as The Deep Blue Sea Massage and Champagne Oil Couples Massage provide the ultimate in pampering. Fresh seasonal cuisine is always on the menu at The Front Porch Cafe. As for activities nearby, bars, clubs and lounges are only a short walking distance away.
The next time a trip to Miami is in your future, book a stay at one of these five fabulous hotels.