The Loews Miami Beach Hotel combines Art Deco glamour and modern state-of-the-art design. The hotel recently underwent a $50 million renovation, but still maintains its status as one of South Beach’s classic Grande Dames. The 790 guestrooms include 69 suites. The hotel attracts a diverse clientele – guests can expect families with kids, dog lovers, and business travelers.
Guests many indulge in six restaurants and bars, including Miami Joe Coffee Co. for Starbucks or single-origin coffee brews, specialty pastries, churned ice cream, and grab-and-go items; Bar Collins serving up casual fare from lunch to late night, accompanied by cocktails or local micro-brews; Preston’s Market features a farm-to-table breakfast; Nautilus is for dining and cocktails in the pool area; and the outpost of the popular Manhattan seafood restaurant, Lure Fishbar, is one of the hotel’s main appeals. The Exhale Spa + Fitness offers services from facials and massages to waxing, acupuncture and fitness classes. Complimentary meditation classes are held on Exhale’s rooftop Zen Terrace every day at 9 am, a great place to clear your mind and breathe the ocean air.
Best bet: There’s a brand-new pool deck and Jacuzzi with poolside cabanas for adults only. Rooms vary from a city view with a king-size bed to the super-luxurious oceanfront Presidential Suite.
Visit: 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139; 305-604-1601; www.loewshotels.com