Favorite Pool: Ritz Carlton – South Beach
One of the perks of staying at a hotel located on South Beach’s famous Collins Avenue is the proximity to the beach. But once the allure of the sand and the crowds wear off, we’re happy to chill in a cushy lounge chair poolside. Our favorite hotel pool in South Beach belongs to The Ritz Carlton. The Ritz’s rooftop pool offers a sweet panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and all the sexy people of South Beach, without having to shake the sand off our bums afterward.
Picture Perfect: Fontainebleau Miami Beach
There are plenty of hotels that call themselves iconic, but the Fontainebleau is one that actually lives up to the hype. The hotel, which might as well have been sculpted from marble, dipped in gold and accessorized with crystal chandeliers, is just as glamorous as the clientele that stays there. When we’re looking for a place to impress our out-of-town friends, or want to #humblebrag about living it up in Miami, the Fontainebleau’s where it’s at.
Related: Even their Sundries Shop is cute! We love the little drawers that display and hold travel necessities like toothpaste, Tide pens, and KY Jelly. Bow-chicka-bow-wow
The Zen Spot: Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Miami is wild and noisy and electric at every corner, but once you’ve had your fill of party people, Mandarin Oriental makes for one luxurious chill spot. The hotel is based in Miami’s financial district, Brickell, which is just far enough to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to hop in a cab and hit up the nightlife scene. Walking into the hotel is instantly calming, with its sweeping waterfront views, nature-based décor elements, and now that its MO Bar and Lounge is open, guests can take it all in with cocktails. Oh, yeah. We’re a fan.
[Photos: BrandyAlxander for HotelChatter]