I have looked at a couple of the latest hotel openings in Miami separately but as there have been so many new and contemporary openings lately, I felt that all the newest and best options deserved to be collated into a single definitive article. Welcome to Miami and its hottest new luxury hotels!
Hyatt Centric South Beach
One of the first Hyatt Centric branded hotels and located just block from the famously luxe Ocean Drive. The beach just steps from the front door, there is virtually no excuse to pass up a nap on the sand. Chairs and towels (included in your resort fee) will make it difficult to peel yourself away. From $169 a night. Hyatt Centric South Beach
Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel
Coming to trendy Collins Avenue this autumn, this 250-room hotel is a remake of an iconic Morris Lapidus design. Enhancements include a new outdoor saltwater pool with bar, 24-hour fitness center. I love the fact that this is a beachfront property with hammocks overlooking the beach. From $275 a night.
Aloft South Beach
Aloft’s first-ever resort-style property. Amenities include an ongoing live music series, on-site restaurant from award-winning chef Stephen Starr and cruiser bikes to exploring the area. I like the ultra-comfortable signature bed and the chic daybeds surround the pool overlooking Lake Pancoast. From $229 a night. Aloft South Beach
AC Hotel Miami Beach
You get what you pay for in life and this is not my favourite now opening, it is not beachfront, the rooftop pool area isn’t huge with relaxing views, but the boutique rooms here are atmospheric and stylish and the price offers excellent value for money. From $169 a night.
1 Hotel South Beach (pictured)
Big hearts here from Luxury Travel Diary. Rooms are spacious (the rooms average 700 square feet), hotel is beachfront, the beach restaurant is by Tom Colicchio and one of the activities you can do is stargazing – love it! From $699 a night.
The Miami Beach EDITION
Cool but noisy, hotelier Ian Schrager has outfitted this urban resort, located in Mid-Beach which remains a little edgy and not my ideal location. Features a bowling alley, indoor ice skating rink, outdoor movie screen and all-hours nightclub – not altogether this luxury travellers cup of tea! From $459 a night.
Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach
Opening at the end of 2015, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Hollywood producer Meir Teper put this baby together within the classic Eden Roc Miami Beach as an uber trendy hotel-within-a-hotel (similar to the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace in Vegas). The decked pool has a classy Asian feel, the bar has an open sided Hawaiian feel, the whole concept takes you somewhere exotic. From $450 a night.
(Photo courtesy of 1hotels)
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