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This legendary hotel first opened its doors to the public in 1954, when the A-list celebs of the time - Elvis, Sinatra and the Rat Pack - were frequent visitors. Following a $1 billion renovation and expansion, the hotel offers 22 oceanfront acres of a spectacular blend of Miami's golden era and stylish modern luxury.
There is a sophisticated poolscape with water features including the secluded Oasis Pool and an interactive waterscape play area that will be a hit with the kids. The hotel also has a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art health spa and a range of 11 restaurants and nightclubs.
Where is it?
On 22 beachfront acres in the heart of mid Miami Beach. Transfer time from Miami airport: 25 min.
Valet Parking $36 per day (excluding tax, payable locally, subject to change) .
Eats and drinks
11 restaurants and lounges including gourmet Italian, Chinese and a Steakhouse, as well as casual international and French Mediterranean cuisine. Most restaurants feature indoor and outdoor seating areas. Arkadia Lounge, Bleau Bar and Miami’s hottest new night club LIV. Kids 10 years and under eat free from the kids menu with each paying adult and kids between 11-15 years eat half price with each paying adult in Vida and La Cote restaurants for stays completed between 01 May-31 Oct '13.
Fun and games
Poolscape featuring a total of 6 pools. Lapis Spa offering numerous treatments* and hair and nail salon*, boutique, fitness centre and relaxation areas. Water sports* from the beach including jet-skiing, windsurfing and much more. Special kids' area with cabanas and lounge chairs which allow parents to relax while overseeing their children at play. The resort’s youngest guests can enjoy an interactive play area with a beach-style entry, waterslide, spray canopy, water canons and zero entry wading pool. Kids' programme* (4-12yrs). Golf, tennis and diving available nearby.
Variety of shops, to include 3 upscale clothing boutiques. Laundry services*.
Wheelchair accessible rooms/suites have roll-in showers with 1 king-size or 2 double beds.
1,500 rooms and suites, on up to 37 floors in 2 buildings of the original design, Chateau & Versailles and 2 modern state-of-the-art towers with suites, all 4 buildings have lifts. All have air-conditioning, plasma TV with pay-per-view films and games, iMac computers with free Internet access and iPod stations, WiFi, marble bathroom and safe. Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds sleeping max 4.
Trésor Junior Suites sleeping 4 with a sleeper sofa and offers kitchenette with mini-fridge and microwave.
Trésor 1-Bedroom Suites sleeping max 5 with a sleeper sofa and a rollaway bed* and offers a separate master bedroom and sitting area; balconies with impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean or downtown Miami. A fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, oven and microwave.
Sorrento Junior Suite sleeping max 4 with a sleeper sofa and offers a kitchenette with mini-fridge and microwave.
* Denotes local charge.
Please note: A resort fee of $19.95 plus tax per room is paybale locally and includes use of the following amenities: Unlimited wired and wireless Internet in guest rooms and at the pools, in-room iMac computers with internet access, admission to the gym, beach lounge chairs for up to 4 people per room, unlimited local and 800 calls and daily newspaper.
Please note: There may be a local charge for use of a roll-away bed for parties of 5 people or more sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.