Monday, October 21, 2013

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Apparently named in honour of the city of the same name in France, which is famous for its palace and its forest, The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is widely acknowledged as being one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels in the whole of Miami Beach.

Designed by Morris Lapidus the Fontainebleau Hotel originally opened in 1954 and was considered one of Miami Beach's most luxurious hotels back in the day. Having recently completed a two year, $1 billion transformation the property is now a firmly established four star hotel. Nestled on Collins Avenue in the Mid Beach region of Miami Beach it featured a short while ago in the American Institute of Architects Top 100 list of 'America's Favorite Architecture'.

Located in the heart of Millionaire's Row this fabulous Miami Beach Hotel, which is currently owned by Fontainebleau Resorts, offers a total of 1,504 different accommodation choices, of which 846 are located in the two original Fontainebleau buildings and 658 are situated in two new all-suite towers which have recently opened. Ranging from standard guestrooms to three bedroom family suites, luxury penthouses and triple connecting rooms each place provides a comfortable, secure and private space in which to relax and enjoy your stay. The large majority of guests can enjoy scintillating views of the Atlantic Ocean from their balconies whilst inside all their rooms are a range of excellent amenities including air conditioning, a flat screen television with plenty of cable/satellite channels, a 20” iMac® featuring internet access, in-room private bar, an iPod docking station and private bathroom.

Facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach is not a place in which you will go hungry. Overall there are 12 restaurants and bars, all of which serve everything from delicious Italian, Sushi and Cantonese cuisine to snacks, gelato and patisserie foods. It is however a place where you can immerse yourself in the blissful mineral-rich water therapies of their 40,000-square-foot spa. Other services and facilities include an impressive outdoor heated pool, a fitness centre and beauty salon. In terms of evening entertainment the hotel features the hip, onsite Trend-Setting nightclub whilst The Shops at Fontainebleau, an impressive arrangement of luxury retail boutiques will appeal to those looking for some retail therapy.

Serving as excellent headquarters for exploring the wider area the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel is within easy reach of all the city's main attractiions including South Beach, Lincoln Road, the Miami Botanical Gardens, Lummus Park and the Miami Beach Golf Club. In addition The Everglades, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale are easy to get to as is the Miami international Airport.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mondrian South Beach

Set on Biscayne Bay's stunning waterfront the Mondrian South Beach is a stylish luxury hotel of the highest order.

Situated in the fashionable district of West Avenue this sister property to the original Mondrian in Los Angeles serves as a quiet retreat from the vibrant epicenter of South Beach. Renowned for its fabulous lobby, which features its signature 'floating staircase', as well as sensational views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, which can all be viewed out of its floor-to-ceiling windows, the hotel forms a part of the Morgan's Hotel Group which also includes the Delano and Hudson brand of luxury hotels.

Offering a range of accommodation options, from smaller studios to two bedroom suites with a balcony, each of the 335 rooms at the Mondrian Miami Beach are stylish, comfortable and extremely well appointed. Designed by the International design star Marcel Wanders each room is light and airy and merges custom-designed wall-coverings, rugs and furnishings with a sophisticated color palette. Furnished with an impressive range of amenities each room features air conditioning, king beds or twin queen beds with cotton linens and down duvet, entertainment on demand, a 42 inch plasma TV with cable/satellite channels, in-room wireless and a private bathroom with a rainfall showerhead and superb bath products from MALIN+GOETZ.

In addition to this a wide choice of superior facilities and services are made available for guests to use. These include their magnificent 4000 square foot Agua at Mondrian spa which incorporates 6 treatment rooms and is one of the only two spas in the United States to carry products by SJAL, a sauna, fantastic outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art 24 hour gym and a world class selection of dining and drinking venues. Additional services include a business centre, a 24 hour reception and room service, concierge, valet parking and a private marina exclusively for guests’ use.

Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Flamingo Park the Mondrian Hotel in South Beach Miami can be found at 1100 West Avenue. An excellent base to explore the wider area the hotel is just minutes from the center of South Beach, downtown Miami, Miami Design District, Wynwood Arts District, Venetian Causeway, Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive and Espanola Way. Furthermore the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is only around a 40-minute drive away.

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Want to check out an alternative South Beach Hotel Review? How about Eden Roc A Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Eden Roc A Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa

Designed by Morris Lapidus, in the Miami Modern style the Eden Roc A Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa is a famous four star resort on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Named after the Eden Roc pavilion, at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the French town of Antibes, the property is well known for featuring in several episodes of I Love Lucy as well as the finale of the hit movie Married to the Mob and has a rich history of celebrity clientele including Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Lena Horne, Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Opened way back in 1956 the Eden Roc Miami Beach has been described as the Grande Dame of Miami Beach. Awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013 the establishment offers 627 guestrooms as well as a fantastic range of services and amenities.

Stylishly decorated and radiating a homely and comfortable vibe each air conditioned room in this AAA Four-Diamond, Miami Beach hotel provides guests with either a king or two queen beds with duvet bedding and pillow top mattress pad, a mini-refrigerator, flat-screen television with cable/satellite channels, high-speed internet access, I-Pod docking stations, coffee maker, in-room safe, glass top writing desk and leather chairs. In addition there is also a private bathroom with either single or double vanities, lighted mirror, hair dryer, separate shower with rain shower head, Aveda hair care and skin products and bath robes.

Blessed with access to a private beach the Eden Roc Beach Resort in Miami also contains 4 Swimming Pools, a hot tub, 2 onsite restaurants, a Full-Service ELLE Spa and Salon, a retail boutique, business center, water sports and sand volleyball. Furthermore the resort also offers a lift, a concierge, 24 hour reception, express check-in/check-out facility, bell service, housekeeping services, onsite car rental and a marina across the street with Charter Yacht Excursions. There is even a Starbucks right off the lobby.

Serving as a good base to explore the region the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort is within easy reach of most the the area's main tourist attractions including South Beach, Lummus Park, Lincoln Road and the Miami Beach Convention Center. Furthermore the local international airport is not too far a drive a way.

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