Um nome a referir: Fontainebleau
Um dos maiores e mais famosos hotéis em Miami, o Fontainebleau gosta de impressionar com a sua ligação próxima ao mundo das estrelas e organiza festas sumptuosas e espetaculares. Se o Fontainebleau fosse uma pessoa, seria aquela que conhece toda a gente.
The lowdown: This modern hotel is a bastion of South Beach. There’s great food from its eight restaurants, including Michael Mina’s bold, beefy Stripsteak, which features cuts and chops from a wood-burning grill. There are endless facilities, too: great for entertaining kids.
Namedrop the days away as you pass under chandeliers designed by Ai Wei Wei, through halls where Frank Sinatra once strolled and a night club where you might spot one of the Jenners.
In a city where people get dressed up just to go to the mall, there’s no show in the world quite like a night out in Miami. Swanky nights out end up at LIV, the Fontainebleau’s over-the-top night club. To start your evening a little earlier, dress up for a drink at Bleau Bar.
Dica especial: a alojamento faz-se em quatro torres. Quem gosta de festas, deverá fazer a sua reserva na torre Chateau.
The fabulous Faena hotel is full of big surprises: like this $18 million, 24-carat sculpture.Reserve umas férias
Pela sua cave espetacular: The Miami Beach EDITION
The largest beachfront in the city belongs to the Miami Beach EDITION. Sunning its fine self on trendy Mid-Beach, the hotel has its own ice rink and bowling alley downstairs.
The lowdown: A pearl-pale monolith on the beachfront, the Miami Beach EDITION hotel retains some original 1950s features, like gold columns in the lobby and a towering white sundial in the gardens. The rest is ultra-modern, though. Settle into a chair in the sunken dining area of Matador restaurant or sink your toes into the hotel’s outdoor ‘Sandbox’ while you watch a film under the stars. The pool and beachfront are divinely sunny, but downstairs is a different story. The hotel’s special basement is decked out with four bowling alley lanes, a novelty ice rink and a boutique night club.
Insider tip: When your brand becomes synonymous with glamour, you’d be a fool not to trade on it: Miami Beach EDITION is scented throughout by its own signature perfume. You can buy it from the on-site boutique.
Para os amantes de arte: Faena
É tudo uma questão de gosto. A extravagância absurda emana do Faena hotel. Apesar de algumas pessoas poderem adorar, outras franzirão o sobrolho ao esqueleto de mamute lanoso de Damien Hirst exposto no jardim e à estátua do unicórnio sem pele do restaurante. Gostos à parte, o Faena continua a ser um dos melhores hotéis de Miami.
The lowdown: This massive, art-snob of a resort is set in the newly-established Faena District at Mid-Beach. There are some big names behind the hotel’s recent redesign: film director Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin helped perfect the hotel’s ‘out-there’ aesthetic: candy-striped umbrellas at the pool club, animal print poufs, and walls that look like resurrected coral reefs. Los Fuegos, an amazing Argentinian restaurant, serves ladles of chimichuirri with your steaks.
The cultured will be in heaven: there’s a cabaret theatre, art books in the atrium, craft afternoons and immersive installations. Despite its flashiness, this up-scale hotel welcomes celebrity guests with the utmost discretion.
Dica especial: Aproveite o seu mordomo – existe um em cada andar.
Pode estar rodeado de safira, mas quem conhece pede o delicioso martini cor-de-rosa no Bleau Bar.Reserve umas férias
Mantenha-se bem motivado
Deixe o Carillon tomar conta de si: o spa tem um leque impressionante de tratamentos desintoxicantes, anti-stress e profundamente relaxantes. Os personal trainers irão orientá-lo em aulas de ioga na praia.Reserve umas férias
Nobu Matsuhisa created his signature dish when a customer sent their sashimi back, complaining that it was raw. Nobu poured a hot oil on the plate to cook the fish - and 'New Style Sashimi' was born.Reserve umas férias
Para golfe e grandiosidade: The Biltmore
Este excelente hotel antigo, ideal para a prática de golfe, inclui excelentes restaurantes, incluindo cozinha francesa no Palme d'Or.
The lowdown: The 1926 Biltmore hotel resembles something between an Art Deco rocket ship and a wedding cake, with a dramatic central tower and charming, old-fashioned interiors. It’s classic, rather than hip, with fantastic facilities, not least its Olympic-sized 600,000 gallon swimming pool lined with Greek statues. The Biltmore is firstly a golfing hotel, taking great pride in its restored 18-hole championship golf course. But the two old-school fine-dining restaurants are nothing to scoff at. The rooms are similarly timeless. For more space, you can book one of the hotel’s many suites.
Vai encontrar o The Biltmore numa área tranquila de Miami, longe da praia, em Coral Gables. Enquanto estiver neste subúrbio abastado de Miami, visite outra pérola dos anos 1920: o Venetian Pool and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Insider tip: Look out for La Fôret Noire on the tasting menu at the Palme d’Or restaurant, a fantastical chocolate ‘tree’ topped by a blossom of pink spun sugar.
Para spa: The Carillon
Um dos hotéis de 5 estrelas mais saudáveis em Miami, The Carillon é um enorme resort de bem-estar.
The lowdown: If you’ve come on holiday with wellness goals, you’ll find all your needs met (and the juice bars fruitful) at The Carillon. It operates South Florida’s largest spa and pumps out over forty fitness classes every day. Your wellbeing will be taken as seriously as you want to it be: there’s even an on-site consultant for ‘healthy aging’. But there’s no pressure: no one has a problem with you destroying the breakfast buffet and lying under a massive hat by the pool all day.
The Carillon conta com instalações amplas, imensas atividades para manter as crianças entretidas e um muro de escalada interior impressionantemente realista. Os quartos são igualmente grandes – tendo cada um, no mínimo, 65 m². Se gosta especialmente de fazer uma saudação ao sol assim que salta da cama de manhã, terá muito espaço para fazê-lo.
Insider tip: Set in a residential, well-to-do area of North Beach, there are lots of nice shops and eateries scattered around the side roads.
Para menu: Nobu
O famoso Nobu Miami é conhecido pelo seu restaurante, mas as redondezas do hotel são igualmente apetitosas.
The lowdown: It’s not often you get a restaurant so famous that it has its own hotel. Nobu, by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa started as a Japanese restaurant in the hippest district of NYC back in the nineties. Several restaurants and Michelin stars later, it has opened a series of hotels that epitomise Japanese elegance – each with their own Nobu restaurant. Whilst Miami is about as far from Japan as you can get, the hotel styles itself as a Japanese beach house. You’ll find a lot of sparse, wooden spaces and angular architecture, and a chic private pool area. A few Miami theatricals creep in: a glass of fizz on check-in, frozen grapes by the pool, cloud-soft beds, wraparound balconies outside some of the suites, and brunch delivered to your room.
Nobu é um "hotel dentro de um hotel", uma vez que faz parte do. complexo hoteleiro Eden Roc. Pode utilizar as instalações do Eden Roc, incluindo três piscinas adicionais e um spa.
Dica especial: Procure o carrinho das bebidas. Pode pedir um cocktail gratuito feito exatamente à sua medida.
As densas bougainvillias, plumbagos e palmeiras tornam o The Palms Resort & Spa num verdadeiro paraíso verde. O hotel tem acesso direto ao passeio marítimo de Miami.Reserve umas férias
For families: Grand Beach Surfside
Families can spread out comfortably at Grand Beach Hotel Surfside, where the good-sized rooms mean you can strew your flip flops and towels and sunglasses on every surface – not that you’d want to spoil the minimalist look of these rather chic spaces. The whole hotel is very nicely designed, with leafy pool areas and a Sky Bar. Surfside is a quieter area of the city and it’s great for kids – you’ll not run into any Hen Dos here, and the area affords a number of pretty parks, for days when you’re not at the beach.
Insider tip: Families, book one of the two-bedroom suite, or ask for interconnecting rooms.
Pela localização: Victor
Set in the centre of the action on Ocean Drive (it’s next to the Versace mansion), boutique Hotel Victor offers very good rates, given its five-star status.
The lowdown: One of the enviable South Beach Miami hotels, Hotel Victor’s chic, grey-toned rooms act as a palette cleanser after an Ocean Drive happy hour. To celebrate its opening night the PR team placed penguins in the small, pretty pool. Nowadays, you’ll find the pool area quiet, and lined with cabanas.
O acessível serviço de aluguer de bicicletas do hotel permite-lhe deslocar rapidamente e ir até à Casa Casuarina e pedalar pelo passeio marítimo. Em seguida, desfrute de Pinkberry Ocean Drive, a casa de iogurtes gelados do Hotel Victor. Vais gostar de certeza do sabor a romã.
Dica especial: Peça um quarto afastado da rua, uma vez que este bairro pode ser bastante animado. Todos os quartos têm, pelo menos, vista mar parcial.
Para se ver rodeado das boas maneiras do sul: The Palms Resort & Spa
This relaxed, family-run hotel hosts two resident parrots. Find it in the Faena District, Miami Beach.
The lowdown: For those who like their elegance as laid-back as it comes, The Palms Resort is a welcoming, easy-to-love four-star hotel. The décor is Old Floridian (palm-thatched cabanas in the garden), with a dollop of Miami glitz on the top (a stunning lobby chandelier). The on-site restaurant, Essensia, champions the slow-food movement. It uses the hotel’s garden to source its fruits and herbs and serves a colourful Sunday brunch. Enjoy the hotels green spaces for yourself by joining a Vinyasa yoga class in the gardens.
Insider tip: The spa has a well-stocked Aveda shop on site if you want to treat yourself to some all-natural beauty products.
Para românticos: The Plymouth
Two blocks back from South Beach, boutique hotel The Plymouth is set in an interesting late-Art Deco building. The sushi restaurant is worth staying in for.
Informação de interesse:: Garanta o seu lugar, há apenas 110 quartos disponíveis no The Plymouth. Fazendo jus ao seu impressionante exterior de 1920, os espaços interiores têm um kitsch vintage de muito bom gosto, desde o bar em bamboo a espreguiçadeiras às riscas e piscina Art Déco. Os quartos parecem vir de uma casa de praia sofisticada. Na sua essência, este hotel é um espaço tranquilo e romântico.
The Plymouth pode não ficar junto ao mar, mas não se desespere: o hotel tem uma praia privada a uma curta distância a pé.
Insider tip: The famous American chain, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill has an outpost on-site. It’s perfect for couples who want to feed each other with chopsticks. Order the signature Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken with wasabi honey on the side.