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Hong Kong’s Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel just got a little hotter with the recent launch of the ESPA Spa. Designed by HBA/Hirsch Bedner, the ESPA Spa has bragging rights to being the loftiest spa in the world, located on the 116th and 118th floors! The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is just as luxurious, though closer to sea-level!
When it comes to luxe hotels, the Ritz Carlton tends to uh, put on the Ritz. This ritzy-glitzy upscale hotel chain is renowned worldwide for its swanky digs, and it is even better nestled on Grand Cayman Island! Let’s see how it stacks up to the Ritz-Carlton South Beach we are so familiar with.
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I have been told that it is too hot to take a trip to Miami in the summer, and was curious about your take on that advice. It would seem that the hotter the better with the Ocean and luxury hotel pools to soak in. I am overdue for a mini-vacation, and was contemplating a quick trip to Miami to rejuvenate. Let me know your thoughts on the matter.
This Saturday, February 13th, will mark the 47th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. The event will take place in beautiful Coconut Grove, Florida, from February 13th-15th. Hours for the festival are 10am-6pm all three days.
If you are planning to head south for Super Bowl 44 next month, and intend to stay at one of South Beach’s luxury hotels, the prime picks are reaching capacity. In fact, the new W Hotel South Beach is officially booked solid for Super Bowl week. After calling around town this morning, here are some remaining options (subject to change, of course):
While it is still about six months away from blitzing us, Super Bowl XLIV is already making waves in Miami. I called some of our favorite upscale "south of Fifth" area hotels, and was amazed to discover that two of them are already sold out for the Super Bowl! Yes, the Ritz-Carlton South Beach and The W Hotel are already fully booked for game week next February.
To experience The Ritz-Carlton is one thing, to experience it in Florida’s famed South Beach is entirely another! Chic sophistication blends with cool smooth comfort in this fabulous luxury South Florida hotel. Aside from the structure, amenities and entertainment, the service here tends to stand out.
The Ritz-Carlton of South Beach goes above and beyond what is expected to ensure that guests are attended to-including while they are enjoying the fabulous pool area. You see, at the Ritz in Sobe, there is a butler circulating the area who will spritz pool-goers with water, sun tan lotion, or sun block-whenever they wish. Does this seem shocking to you?
Not to the Ritz-Carlton. Nestled within Miami’s most luxurious community, South Beach, The Ritz strives to not only keep up with appearances and expectations, but to exceed them. With all of the glamorous shopping, international dining, heart-racing entertainment and other options available in the city, it is vital to leave a lasting impression that will entice guests to return year after year, and to tell their friends!
The Ritz features 72 poolside lanai rooms overlooking the expansive turquoise shoreline. These rooms boast unobstructed views of both the elevated pool overlooking the beach, and the glittering shoreline itself. During the weekends, guests enjoy a poolside DJ at the fabulous beach club. Other amenities include a 13,000 square foot spa and wellness center, 3 restaurants and bars, watersport rentals, a salon, 24-hour room service, babysitting, laundry service and an impressive Sunday champagne brunch. And of course, there is always the concierge for any other request that may arise.
The Ritz is located at 1 Lincoln Road, just minutes from Collins Avenue, and all of the stunning boutiques. According to Frommers, (who some would agree is quite a savvy world traveler) the hotel is far from ostentatious, with impeccable service standards and surprises. For more information on this and other luxury accommodations and luxury car rentals in the area, visit Imagine Lifestyles today, we are just down the street from the Ritz-Carlton.
South Beach is an oceanside playground for celebrities, and an invigorating mix of international locals and travelers. Chic and sophisticated, the city by the sea is also home to some of the world’s best hotels. South Beach truly has it all-the best beaches, shopping, fashion, upscale dining, lavish entertainment options, exotic rental cars, nightclubs, and of course, luxury hotels with the best in amenities and concierge service.
We at Imagine Lifestyles are a source of all that is South Florida luxury, most especially South Beach, and for that reason we often compile helpful lists of our top favorite things. Following are our top picks for the best luxury hotels in South Beach:
• The W Hotel
• The Ritz-Carlton
• Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach
• Shore Club
The W Hotel-Residences, Hotel and Lounge. The W Hotel encompasses all that is South Beach, and then gives you a little more. The W Hotel is a beachfront Oasis, complete with a private beach area, residences, impeccable cuisine, a spa, refreshing pool and a posh nightclub called The Wall. The W Hotel features 312 rooms and bungalows with striking views of the marbled Atlantic with its signature W beds. Located amid the heart of Miami’s hottest nightlife spots, it is also a convenient place to position yourself for your South Beach stay.
The Setai. The perfect oceanfront setting, The Setai is a private, posh and signature hotel, condominium and resort featuring tropical gardens, glittering pools and amazing rooms. The soft Asian traditional appeal throughout is relaxing and elegant. This luxury South Beach hotel truly sets the tone for all that is Miami’s seaside excellence, in proximity to the upscale dining, nightclubs and of course shopping! The Setai features a world-class spa and health club, high-end restaurant and bar. It makes our list because it is a 5-star jewel of a hotel destination.
The Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton’s reputation often precedes it, yet in South Beach they truly continue their tradition of pulling out all stops. An unforgettable escape, this decadent luxury hotel offers all amenities that one expects, with an extraordinary 16,000 foot spa, 375 guest rooms including two poolside lanai wings, delectable restaurant, elegant bar and a 20,000 square foot compilation of meeting and conference space. Steps from Lincoln Road, a 10-block stretch of the best nightlife, shopping and dining, The Ritz-Carlton is in the center of South Beach hotspots.
Hilton-Bentley Miami/South Beach. In the world of luxury hotels, Hilton is on top. One of the finest South Beach upscale hotels is Hilton’s Bentley Beach. This amazing hotel features a prime seaside location and a luxurious array of amenities including elegantly furnished suites, European kitchens, views of the ocean and city skyline, terraces, plasma TVs, lavish and large marble bathrooms, upscale dining, fitness areas, pool, and complete concierge service of course. The Hilton makes our list of top 5 luxury hotels in South Beach for its attention to detail, and impeccable service standards, all in proximity to all of the city’s hotspots.
Shore Club. Last but certainly not least on our top five list is Shore Club. This elegant South Beach hotel was designed by famed British architect David Chipperfield, complete with a landmarked Art Deco lobby and labyrinth of gardens. Radiant with charisma, this hotel is also home to Sky bar and popular upscale restaurant Nobu. You will find all luxury amenities at Shore Club, as well as an eclectic and provocative mix of international marketplaces in its décor. But don’t take our word for it! Super Bowl XLIV is fast approaching in terms of reservations, and we have just handed you five of the best ideas for Miami Super Bowl Accomodations. You are thinking now, so don’t overlook the need for a hot set of wheels to burn up the city streets, a luxury rental car Miami style is a must to match your breathtaking luxury vacation!