This Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond classic beachfront resort features art-gallery chic, oversized accommodations, and top-notch butler service. Located in one of the most distinguished neighborhoods in South Florida, the St. Regis Bal Harbour sits at the northern end of Miami Beach.
The hotel features spacious, luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites with direct ocean views from expansive balconies, including the oceanfront Presidential Suite with two bedrooms, two and a half baths, full chef service and a dining room for eight. The resort also offers amenities including a Remède Spa, and gourmet cuisine at Atlantikós and BH Burger Bar.
Best bet: the Wine Vault continuously invites guests for tastings. New and Old World wines from both high-end and small growers are featured in the wine vault, which houses approximately 2,500 bottles from 450 vineyards and 14 different countries. Additionally, the vault offers a rare selection of specialty cognacs, scotches, tequilas, rums, and whiskies, all ideally stored at 62 degrees. Guests may commission an expert sommelier to assist them in selecting a bottle of wine, which will be served to them in any of the hotel’s restaurants.
Visit: 9703 Collins. Ave., Bal Harbour, FL; 305.993-3300; www.marriott.com