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W South Beach, Miami Beach

$400 or more
Greater Miami, Florida, United States, North America: Grove at the W South Beach in Miami, Florida, a romantic oceanfront bar and restaurant
2201 Collins Avenue
South Beach
Miami Beach , Florida
33139
Tel: 305 938 3000
reservations.wsobe@whotels.com
www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1599
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
Miami's first W hotel is one of the chain's most ambitious properties in recent years. The 20-story glass tower sits at the northern end of South Beach with a generous stretch of beachfront to itself, and is in perpetual party mode—high heels are de rigueur at all hours, and men wear as much designer bling as their arm candy girlfriends. The entire property has been decorated with a combination of exuberance and restraint. The lobby has double-height ceilings propped up by columns decorated with bronzy metalwork and a tribal art–meets–SoHo gallery aesthetic: zebra print rugs and textured objets d'art against Basquiat paintings and Damian Hirst pieces. Despite the scene—oh and it's a scene—the service is excellent, and the spaces are as comfortable as they are glossy. Each of the huge guest rooms—the smallest is a 600 square feet—comes with a balcony, and the hotel has its own basketball and tennis courts should you tire of lolling around the two swimming pools. Jet-setting locals come for haute Asian food at Mr. Chow, which is patrolled by white-tuxedoed waiters, but Soleá, the more low-key Spanish restaurant, is the better bet. Cocktails are always best by the pool. It's a dream world where flashy cars and speedboats are at your disposal, and lounge chairs call for rhinestone bikinis—in a word, it's Miami. —2010 Hot List

Which room to book: The standard Wonderful Studio is plenty spacious, but go one level up to the Spectacular Studios for ocean views and private balconies.

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