Where2Stay – So many choices… all hot, hot hot! Beer, blue sky, sand! Don’t forget that bikini.
Mondrian Miami – In one word ” spectacular!” Floor to ceiling windows, views of Biscayne Bay, floating staircases, sunset parties, private kissing corners. Spacious rooms, sophisticated palates of grey, gold, black/white. Complete with a “Base 24/7 ” vending machine- shop till you drop, never leaving your hotel. Can shop til 4 AM (perfect for the insomniac)
Shore Club – Modeled after Marrakech, secret garden pathways, infinity pools, outside beds, Sunday pool parties, Nobu & Sky Bar for nourishment. Then you will need their restful rooms.
Delano Miami- This IS South Beach. Directly on the ocean, this Ian Schrager/Phillip Stark designed fantasy, features all white rooms, floating mirrors, carrera marble bathrooms, indoor/outdoor lobby. Bring beach toys!
The Setai – Soothing serene Thai styled oasis amidst the chaos, choose from three cascading pools & day beds as opposed to the W Hotel w/crocodile skin headboards, six bars, Mr. Chow & outdoor heated pool.
Loews Miami Beach - in the “heart” of SOBE this property is gorgeous. One of the 10 best pools in the world to swim in, all ocean front rooms, a true luxury hotel.
The Raleigh – A contemporary classic, paying homage to the Art Deco design of the ’40′s. Redone – known for its sculptured pools, waterfalls and refined rooms. For celebrities and those of us with other celeb qualities.
The Betsy For business (as if you would really do any work), an Art Deco landmark building. On the Conde Nast 2010 hot list! Offers a beachfront location, BLT Steak, great rooms. Value
SOBE is ultimate international “Foodi” destination. An exploding melting pot from Cuban food in Little Havana to Asian, French and Latin, sometimes on the same menu. Visit a different country every night. Asia d Cuba, Mr. Chow & The Dutch in the W hotel, Yucca & De Rodriquez on Ocean for Cuban, Joe’s Stone Crab, Italian Casa Tua transports you to to the Italian Riviera) The Forge Restaurant, the new Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Snag a reservation at The Dining Room at the Villa by Barton G (formerly home to Versace.)
Where2Play – Hottest Clubs and Lounges
Think of playing in Colombian discos, European Club scenes & American bars all in the same night. Nikki’s Beach Club & Piaggia Club (vibe of St Tropez) The Living Room in the W, Mango’s Tropical Cafe (best salsa club & mojitos) Sunset Lounge at the Mondrian, LIV at the Fountain Bleu Resort, Rooftop Lounge at the Perry South Beach.
Golden Lighting – a girls’ best friend!