Back in 1939 this building was one of Art Deco District’s great dames, called the Traymore. Its sensual curves were beautifully spiced by one of the hottest stretches of sand in the world: Miami Beach, of course. And the most recent refurb had no other purpose than to enhance its beauty. The Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach is one of the finest Miami hotels. Every aspect is magical: the lightness of colors, the spacious modern lobby, and the contemporary rooms which become blissful sanctuaries from day one. Clearly, the soothing atmosphere created by Italian designer Paola Navone makes all the difference; but what you can see from your window explains all the rest: the Atlantic in it most splendorous shape. If you came this far, do not hesitate: while doing your reservations ask for a Metropolitan Ocean View Room; or, if you’re feeling especially romantic go for the one-bedroom Ocean View suite. The Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach: designated as one of Condé Nast Traveller Editor’s one hundred favorite hotels in the world.
HOTEL VIEW: OCEAN DRIVE, SOUTH BEACH, DOWNTOWN SIGHTS, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN FROM EVERY ROOM
Pack a pair of capris, a pencil skirt and a fitted blouse, but don’t forget a chic silky scarf to tie around your neck. Or include a smart tuxedo and some pristine white shirts. Does this reminds you of Audrey, Marilyn, Bogie or Arthur Miller? Touché, for if you choose to stay at the Tides South Beach, the first vibe you’ll absorb is the glam of the 50’s. The interiors are far from being discreet in their golden, light tones, travertine floors and alluring details. Claimed by many as one of the best Miami hotels, it lies just across Collins Ave, imposing its ravishing Deco facade right on Ocean Drive. At the Tides South Beach all 45 suites are blessed with ocean sights… my goodness, which one to choose? Well, at this luxury hotel you are totally allowed to feel spoiled. So, even if the views are astonishing wherever you might be, the hotel keeps some little secrets for exigent eyes such as yours. One of them is 601, a corner suite gifted with north and east facing windows that bring palm trees and turquoise blue waters into your room. The other one is ninth floor where two suites can be booked as one allowing all views to shamelessly invade your stay. The Tides South Beach. Absolute glamour.
HOTEL VIEW: OCEAN DRIVE, SOUTH BEACH, DOWNTOWN SIGHTS, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN FROM EVERY ROOM
There is no typical hotel door or hotel doorman. Instead, vertiginous ivory curtains gently float as a subtle cue for you to enter. This amazing place is called Delano South Beach. Located in Collins Avenue, this beachfront hotel is a Miami’s landmark with its four-winged Art Deco tower facing the Atlantic. The interiors, renovated in 1994 by Philippe Starck, changed Miami’s SoBe for ever. He meticulously designed a theatrical atmosphere that pervades from the very first moment. The ground level is grand, unclosed, acting as a perfect stage. The rooms shine in pure white, the only contrasting colors being a green apple (kindly offered with the message ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’) and the never ending panoramas of the big blue, undoubtedly the main character at this Miami’s luxury hotel. The fairylike gardens lead you to the pool; on your way, a giant chess, classic chairs and romantic hammocks. At the poolside, lovely cabanas are an invitation for a lazy afternoon. And underwater you will hear some melody…can you be dreaming? You’re not: there is music in the pool. Actually, there is music everywhere: keep walking and your ears will touch the sea. Or leave the premises and a full artsy orchestra in sights and sounds will invade your senses: the Delano South Beach is nested at the Art Deco District, everything you’ve ever wanted to see or experience is right there. Bravo!
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI BEACH, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, ART DECO DISTRICT
Among the extensive range of Miami hotels it is impossible not to notice The Setai Miami Beach. 40 floors in height - no wonder it is one of the tallest buildings in Miami Beach. This being said, the least you can expect is to be granted with some of the most spectacular views; you simply have to make a choice: the ocean greeting you in its shades of blue from morning till dawn, the sea and the city or, again, the salty waters this time surrounded by the beach. But The Setai Miami Beach has plenty more to offer. If what you wish is a kind of a zen’ish stay then this is the best hotel in Miami for you. The Asian style decoration is all about warm colors and full comfort. The spa, considered one of the best in town, will complete your journey to heaven or be one of the last steps to it: stay at the penthouse, and paradise will expect you with the two jacuzzis, the private infinite pool and the grand Steinway piano. What about outside The Setai? Forget peace-of-mind or enjoy the most of it: The Setai Miami Beach is on Collins Avenue. Bring your renewed energy out and do not miss a detail of the Art Deco district’s vibe for it will be all around, walking distance.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI BEACH, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, MIAMI CITY VIEWS
Dreaming of a classy stay in Miami? Choose W South Beach; for sure it will meet all your expectations. One of the best beachfront hotels in Miami, the W South Beach lies on Collins Avenue, a few steps from South Beach’s warm sand and beautiful sea. This posh hotel features no ordinary rooms. It offers contemporary, state-of-the-art studios for those who desire a hip, free spirit stay, the sea ever at sight. It reveals stylish bungalows for the ones who cherish a little homey feeling, and blue waters pervading the premises. Or ravishing suites with breathtaking rooftop views framed by wonderful pristine architectural elements, so perfect for all beauty worshippers. The W South Beach: how can a place be designed with so much wow and whoa?
HOTEL VIEW: THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI SKYLINE
The JW Marriott Miami is a classical 5 star hotel located on Brickell Avenue, right in front of Claughton Island. Perfect for all those who travel for business or prefer the busiest parts of a city, the JW Marriott Miami has all the elements of comfort to welcome you after work or a full sightseeing day. Nested in Brickell, the district located south of the Miami River, this Miami hotel is a smart choice when you look for a good combination of urban codes like nightlife, restaurants or nice shopping, with beautiful views from the Bay or the city in its permanent blink. Two tips? Indulge yourself at The Shops at Mary Brickell Village (6 minutes away by foot) or enjoy a 10 minute walk for some sights’ extra bonuses at the Brickell Point.
HOTEL VIEW: DOWNTOWN MIAMI VIEWS, MIAMI TOWER, CLAUGHTON ISLAND, BISCAYNE BAY
Ian Schrager. Does this name ring any bell? Let us refresh your memory: the man who created Studio 54, the Paramount and Royalton hotels in New York, the Mondrian in Hollywood, the London Edition in (of course) London. And recently The Miami Beach EDITION. Now you’ve got it:; it cannot sound any other way than spectacular, can it? Well… probably your imagination isn’t even close. This is an astonishing place, especially for those who like to have it all… including the unsuspected. At The Miami Beach EDITION the rooms are amazing in their zen’ish colors and wide open ocean views. The food is awesome - starred chef Jean Georges Vongerichten plays the maestro here. But what if we tell you it is possible to ice skate on site? Or play bowling? Or dance till dawn at the nightclub? Or even watch a film at the hotel’s outdoor movie theater? Remarkable, isn’t it? Oh, we almost forgot to mention: this Miami hotel sits on Collins Avenue, exactly on Mid-Beach, now considered the spot for cutting edge design.
Morris Lapidus was one of the architects that left a distinctive trace in Miami. In 1953 he built a hotel in South Beach called the DiLido: the design was so remarkable that it quickly became the talk of the town. 50 years later The Ritz-Carlton chain renovated the place: The Ritz-Carlton South Beach was born. Renewed for an exceptional service that translates into madly loyal guests, it harmonizes the ever creditable Ritz-style with some of the cherished symbols from the past: an exclusive line from Lapidus-designed china in its Signature Shop, an original Miró in its walls. This South Beach Miami hotel is also known for the outdoor pool that overlooks the Atlantic as if your plunge would end in the sea. Of course, the sights of the ocean do not have a beginning or an end at the pool. If you opt to stay at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach you’ll be able to have your own private connection with it day or night, through your room’s window. This being your wish try to book in advance any of the 9th floor rooms, we’re sure you’ll thank us for this. Other than that, the hotel lies directly on Lincoln Road, 10 minutes away from the Lincoln Mall, at the very heart of the Art Deco District. Needless to say more, don’t you think?
HOTEL VIEW: SOUTH BEACH, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, ART DECO DISTRICT, CITY VIEWS
Stay close to downtown Miami and yet enjoy a private stretch of sand. Be minutes away from all the buzz but able to escape all the craziness. Oh yes, you want it all and you deserve it: ask for it at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Some of the best views in Miami can be found at this Asian inspired luxury hotel that lies on a man-made island, right at Biscayne Bay. Stunning downtown panoramas, awesome bay sights and different perspectives of the Key invade your room as long as the day shines in its bright lights, or at night when the dark gets sparkled by a profusion of colors. The Mandarin Oriental, Miami is very close to the busy Brickell Avenue and allows easy access to the hipster South Beach. The good news are you can have all the fun but all tranquility as well: the way back to the Mandarin Oriental, Miami is a pleasant return to paradise, its own private beach included. No wonder it is considered one of the best Miami hotels and probably a hard one not to choose amongst all downtown hotels.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI SKYLINE, BRICKELL KEY, BISCAYNE BAY
Sean Connery played James Bond in Goldfinger, right here. Al Pacino starred Scarface at the pool area. Yes, if you want to know about Fontainebleau Miami Beach think about one of those rare stars that still hold its magic even if so many years have passed since then. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue at the very heart of Millionaire's Row, and it is one of the most remarkable hotels in Miami. Opened in 1954 and designed by Morris Lapidus, it was the most luxurious hotel at the time; it still is thought as the most significant in his career. The decor surrounds every stay with sheer elegance and cleverly restrains its lavishness at the rooms, so to allow the ocean to extend its arms inside with astonishing views. The 6 outdoor pools meander through the grounds, private cabins surrounding them. For those like you who fancy inherited fine breed hotels, The Fontainebleau is undoubtedly the best choice in Miami Beach: simply glamorous.
The Four Seasons Hotel Miami is nested in a 64 stories tower which soars 240 meters above the ground. At present it is the tallest skyscraper in Miami and the highest in the entire state of Florida. Now, try to check these high standards on all other subjects regarding luxury hotels’ requirements, and you’ll find the Four Seasons Hotel Miami categorically flawless. Want to give it a try? Sure. Let’s begin with the lobby: handsome and majestic, with its giant Botero statues playing sentinels and bringing a smile into your face. Shall we move now to the rooms? Fine. Simply put, here’s what they are: 100% discreet, yet rich in comfort details (isn’t that elegance, after all?) and…, yes, absolutely gorgeous skyline and Biscayne Bay sights. Perhaps we go outdoors, now? Wonderful areas, charming pool, and, again,… yes, behind the palm trees some more lovely Bay vistas. What about the location? Its quietness and charm would never say it lies at the financial district, exactly on busy Brickell Avenue. Finally convinced? Yeah, that’s it, amongst all Miami hotels, the Four Seasons Hotel Miami clearly deserves each and every of its 5 stars.
HOTEL VIEW: DOWNTOWN MIAMI, MIAMI SKYLINE, BISCAYNE BAY
Who would imagine the financial heart of a city full of glamorous hotels? That is kind of unusual, right? Well dear guest, not in Miami. Brickell district is Miami’s banking centre but surrounded by the river, sparkled by the waters from the bay, and embedded by the eternal Miami’s hip spirit, it couldn’t be fancier. One of its greatest hotels is by far the Viceroy Miami. The decor is a successful and artsy combination of diverse elements with the signature of Kelly Wearstler, whereas the pool and spa have the indisputable design of Philippe Starck. But we’re not over yet, we still have to mention the views or we would be running short. And unfair! What can we say about the rooms’ sights? The vistas from the pool at 15th floor? Or at Ultralounge FIFTY on 50th floor? Just one word: un-be-lie-va-ble. You cannot possibly imagine a more harmonious combination of state-of-the-art buildings with water. The Viceroy Miami: situated on Brickell Avenue, it is the perfect hotel for all those who like to mix business with pleasure. That is to say soon to be ‘the’ Miami hotel for you.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI RIVER, BISCAYNE BAY, TERRIFIC DOWNTOWN AND WATER VIEWS FROM THE POOL AT 15TH FLOOR AND FROM FIFTY ULTRALOUNGE AT 50TH FLOOR
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort (5 Star)
Looking for a Miami hotel with a spruce, modern allure? Somewhat artsy, very artsy, close to where the buzz is, but nevertheless a beachfront hotel? Then, you’ve got it: the name is Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort. It looks like an art gallery or a small museum’s shop: works from local artists meander through all spaces blending smartly with utmost contemporary design. The rooms, neat and full of clever details, offer spectacular views into your own private premises: the Atlantic in its turquoise Miami shades, the splendor of South Beach, city panoramas from Ocean Drive to as far as your eyes can reach. The Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort stands on Collins Avenue. This means you’ll be less than 10 minutes away from where all the action is: Lincoln Road Mall for shopping, Ocean Drive for dining, the Art Deco District for Miami’s true DNA.
HOTEL VIEW: OCEAN DRIVE, SOUTH BEACH, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, MIAMI SKYLINE
Maybe you’re one of those who doesn’t like too much fuss. One of the kind that does believe form follows function. This is why you never relinquish on your hotel guest´s rights for full comfort, discretion and subtle elegance. That is also the reason why you escape all hipster icons; for you, those may come, may stay or may go, and you clearly prefer skilled consistency in a hotel. This being the case, we assure you, the Intercontinental Miami is the gem you will love to discover. This Miami hotel is a synonym of excellence, no exceptions. Famous for his discreet grace since 1982, the Intercontinental Miami was recently renovated with extraordinary taste and the ultimate focus on providing the best hotel’s relaxing experience. Where? Where you need it: in your room. This downtown Miami hotel, steps away from Bayside Market Place, has probably some of the most comfy accommodation in the area; and some of the most striking views as well. The windows look as photograph frames; the panoramas you’ll be granted with are an excellent reason for it: you’ll be able to picture the amazing downtown’s skyline, Miami’s Port, or let your eyes travel from there to the Bay or up to Miami and South beach shores. Where else will they take you…? That will be up to you to decide.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI VIEWS, MIAMI PORT, BAYFRONT PARK, BISCAYNE BAY, MIAMI BEACH, SOUTH BEACH
Once in a lifetime allow yourself a fairytale where you become the privileged owner of an enchanted palace. Some places in the world have those, and Miami is surely one of them. The Biltmore, one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Coral Gables, is all you ever fantasized as a child. Designed as a country club by Schultze and Weaver in Mediterranean Revival style, and built in 1926, The Biltmore became a hospital during and after World War II. It was University of Miami medical school’s campus until 1968, and became a hotel again in 1987. This extraordinary place is surrounded by lush vegetation and an eighteen-hole golf course. The swimming pool reminds of ancient roman palaces with its statues and its greatness - good Lord, can you imagine 2.650 cubic meter swimming area?? At one time the largest in the world, it also was renowned by its swimming classes, for they were taught by one of the most famous characters in movie history: Tarzan, that is to say, Johnny Weissmuller. A one lifetime experience, The Baltimore is a lovely majestic place, with splendid views that reach far out from the green to Miami's skyline and Coral Gables.
HOTEL VIEW: BILTMORE GOLF COURSE, CORAL GABLES, MIAMI VIEWS
Located in the beautiful Key Biscayne, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is the only luxury hotel in the island. It has all you can expect from a Ritz-Carlton hotel: a private 365 meters beachfront, the very best in comfort and service and, of course, stunning ocean views. The standards are high at this Miami hotel; so elevated that you’ll probably think twice about leaving the premises, especially if you are a sea lover and book a room facing the blue, salty waters, in their plenitude. Nevertheless, if this is your first time in Miami, try not to miss Miami Beach or downtown: both are at an easy reach through the causeway.
You will feel as if you were flying. Really. Flying over downtown’s skyline. Floating at the top of the bay, your eyes reaching the entire coastline, your feet almost in close contact with the waters… in spite of the height. Amongst all Miami downtown hotels, The Hotel Beaux Arts Miami is a little secret cherished by all who have been there. This boutique hotel lies on Biscayne Boulevard Way quite close to Miami River Walk. At The Hotel Beaux Arts Miami the interiors were designed with an absolute care for details and state-of-the-art furniture. But everything is nothing but an ode to the spectacular sights one can indulge on: huge window panels are a must in every room. This means to be surrounded by transparency from head to toes. Can you imagine what can be at sight? Yes you can; and you already foresee yourself floating. In pure Miami bliss.
HOTEL VIEW: DOWNTOWN MIAMI, MIAMI SKYLINE, BISCAYNE BAY, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
OMG! At your left, an ocean view; at your right, the ocean again. And if you’re lucky enough as to book a room as gifted as this, 180-degrees of Atlantic for your eyes only! Enjoy the splendid ocean view at dusk as if you were still in the middle of a dream; stare at it from your bathroom while you’re having a relaxing bath after a great sightseeing journey. The Ritz-Carlton Miami Bal Harbour sits at the very end of Collins Avenue: it is probably one of the most splendid hotels in Miami if you’re keen on sea sights and upscale areas. A 5 minute drive and you’ll be where the luxury fashion brands are: the famous Bal Harbour shops. Go a little further down and you’ll be at the Art Deco District’s heart. What more could you ask for in your upcoming Miami stay?
HOTEL VIEW: PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS FROM THE ROOMS, BAY HARBOUR ISLANDS, HOULAND PARK
Every single room displays absolutely amazing ocean vistas. We do mean it: Every. Single. Room. A stay at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is, by all means, a holiday full of glitter and inspiring views. This elegant hotel sits right at Collins Avenue and is nested by Bal Harbour, one of the fanciest Miami districts (if you’re into the latest trends and high fashion brands, you’re going to love this: the Bal Harbour Shops are scarcely 3 minutes away from the St. Regis). This means you are close enough to enjoy all South Beach vibes but also free to flee from those the moment you want, and rejoin your own private oasis at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort (when asking for your reservations state ‘full ocean view’: you’ll probably be gifted by one of the higher floor rooms). Probably you’ve heard about it before and now you understand why it is rated as one of Miami’s greatest beachfront hotels: the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is every synonym that stands for grandiose. It’s rich interiors, irreprehensible service and breathtaking views are quite difficult to excel.