Miami has reigned as one of America's capitals of cool for the past decade, ever since the first storied resorts began luring vacationers to the urban sun-swept shores. The skinny island of Miami Beach and South Beach (SoBe in short) has grown exponentially since then.
In fact, Miami developers have recently built a slew of new hi-end hotels like Gansevoort South and Miami Viceroy. And, this spring, you can avoid the high price tags with these value opening rates and special offers, starting from $230/night.
Just a short drive from South Beach, the brand new Miami Viceroy offers 162 one- and two-bedroom guestrooms conveniently outfitted with kitchenettes, LCD TVs and iPod docking stations. For your relaxation needs, this well-located property also offers a two-acre rooftop lounge and pool terrace, and a 28,000-square-foot fitness and spa complex equipped with an infrared sauna, eucalyptus steam room, and 10 treatment rooms. Grand opening rates start at just $230/night.
Located just minutes from South Beach on trendy West Avenue, the Mondrian Miami Hotel offers stylish accommodations with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and downtown Miami. Spa fanatics looking for a way to indulge should consider the hotel’s special Spa Junkie package which includes accommodations, a complimentary spa amenity upon arrival, and 20 percent off all spa services. Rates for this package start at $300/night.
Miami’s historic hotel is new again. After a lengthy and expensive ($1 billion dollar) renovation, the stylish 1950s-era Fontainebleau Miami Beach is once again a prime overnight address for beachgoers. As a way of welcoming back its guests, the hotel is currently offering a special discounted package. Guests who book a stay of four nights or more by March 31 will enjoy their fourth night free. Travel is valid on stays through April 30 and rates start at just $311/night.
Located on the beautiful Florida beachfront on prestigious Millionaire’s Row, The Eden Roc is the perfect location to relax in style while visiting Miami. The resort is currently putting the finishing touches on a $180 million-dollar makeover, featuring the addition of a 21-story tower with 282 rooms and 15 bi-level bungalow suites. To celebrate, it’s offering a Be The First Promotion, which includes daily breakfast for two, two cocktails, and a $180 resort credit that can be used for spa, dining and shopping during your visit. The offer is valid through April 30 and a three-night minimum stay is required. Rates start at $319/night.
This brand-new southern outpost of the sleek and contemporary New York City hotspot boasts 334 spacious and sun-filled guestrooms, a David Barton-designed gym and spa, and an expansive 110-foot rooftop pool with private cabanas. To help you make the most of your stay, the hotel’s special Night Owl package includes deluxe accommodations, VIP access and cocktails for two at several area nightclubs, complimentary valet parking, and a free bottle of Svedka vodka to kick start your wild South Beach stay. Package rates start at just $325.
Kickstart your relationship with a Guaranteed Connection package available at The Blue, a grand Floridian-style mansion located in the chic Doral suburb of Miami. Your romantic two-night getaway will include cocktails upon arrival, a massage, breakfast in bed for two, champagne, strawberries, and a special “between the sheets” gift basket with bath salts, candles, and even a Kama Sutra book! Rates start a $345/night for stays through April 30.
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.
Sun lotion and shades not included.
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