Over the years, famous guests at the Surf Club have included Liz Taylor and Winston Churchill. Award-winning architect Richard Meier collaborated with Miami’s Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design on the Four Season’s additional new 12-story glass towers, as well as the renovation of the original Mediterranean Revival Beach Club, which dates back to 1930. Situated in Surfside at the northern end of Miami Beach, the new towers encompass 150 residences and 77 guest rooms, rising above the original 1930s hotel.
Accommodations designed by Joseph Dirand range from King suites with an ocean or city view, to a four-bedroom oceanfront suite including a fully equipped kitchen. The Surf Club restaurant, with menu by famed Chef Thomas Keller, has garnered great reviews, and Le Sirenuse Miami, helmed by Chef Antonio Mermolia, comes from the owners of its namesake hotel in Positano. Casual dining is offered at Winston’s on the Beach, with salads and light meals.
The Spa features herbology body scrubs, Biologique Recherche facials, and globally inspired therapies from around the world. A eucalyptus steam room and sauna with a traditional marble hammam, yoga classes, and meditation workshops are also offered.
Visit: 9011 Collins Ave., Surfside, FL; 305-381-3333; www.fourseasons.com