With its modern Art Deco design and located only a few yards from all the South Beach hot spots (and across the street from a Starbucks), De Soliel is hip, cool, and a lot of fun. High concept lounges and, in particular, Table 8’s first floor bar and restaurant, make De Soleil a great place to check out even if you’re not staying there. The roof top terrace suites are big enough to have a party and come with a 600-square-foot roof patio with a roman tub and wet bar.
A walk across a bridge and you’re literally an island away from the energy of downtown Miami, and on the 20-acre Grove Isle. It’s a transformative feeling, knowing you’re only a stone’s throw from the city, but feeling like you’re completely secluded on this private island. Lush with palm trees and manicured grounds, the hotel is styled with a British Colonial panache, complete with mahogany wood, tropical prints, and painted kooky monkeys. The property’s restaurant, Baleenis perched on the water’s edge, and has one of the best sunset views in all of Miami. Chef Jesse Souza’s cuisine is elegant and entertaining with unique presentations and exotic flavor combinations. Work off the calories on one of the hotel’s Har-Tru tennis courts, with customized lessons.
One of the most exotic hotels we’ve ever experienced. Not only does it imbue a sense of peacefulness from the moment you walk in, but it has every amenity you could ever want – three pools each with a 10-degree temperature difference, is just one example. A spa offers old world-meets-new world Asian-style treatments with private suites and completely customized service. The Restaurant with Chef Jonathan Wright at the helm offers modern Pan Asian cuisine that ranges from more southeast Asian curries to sushi-style sashimi dishes, all using only the best ingredients.
A well-to-do beach-front property, and a great place to take a family. There are activities for children, babysitting services, and two pools – the big one for the kids; the other for adults. The guest rooms are plush and fitted with contemporary South Florida décor, and the bathrooms are spacious, covered in marble, with big 2-person tea cup-shaped tubs. Beach view rooms have a terrace with absolutely beautiful views of the beach and water. What’s more, the flagship restaurant, Angle with its high concept food and cutting edge design, is a destination dining room in Palm Beach.
Beachside Resort is a little oasis tucked away off the main drag in Key West. Each room is actually a suite with a bedroom, kitchen, and living room with a balcony. The pool and patio are surrounded by palm trees with several white linen tented private cabanas for two, a great hot tub, and lunch bar. And Bayside Beach is just steps away. Three restaurants on the property are there for your every whim, from fine dining at Tavern N Town to pizza from the in-room dining menu – everything you need under one roof.
The Caribe Royale hotel is a premier hotel in Orlando, Florida, that caters to both the convention crowd and the vacationing family. With more than 1,200 suites, as well as 120 luxurious private villas with secluded lakeside pool and parking area, the property has a number of options for the family looking to experience all the excitement Orlando has to offer, or the business-minded traveler who just wants a calm retreat. The hotel also boasts a large, beautiful pool (which distinguishes the property, even in the land of large, beautiful pools) and free, convenient shuttle service to both nearby Disney properties and area shopping. Also located on premises are a number of dining options, including The Venetian Room, where Chef de Cuisine Khalid Benghallem indulges in worldly cuisine, merging his flair for French technique with Hispanic, Japanese, and North African flavors.