Check into the plush Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, to relax at the spa, enjoy fine dining and luxury service. Relax next to the outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, try a couple's treatment in a private suite with a whirlpool, and tour the hotel's multi-million dollar original art collection. The property occupies the site of the former DiLido Hotel; the building was restored preserving original Art Deco design features including black terrazzo floors, a grand lobby staircase, and a curved lobby wall with 72 inlaid domed wall sconces.
The hotel wellness center measures 16,000 square feet in size and has 14-treatment rooms, a fitness center, relaxation lounges, a salon and two couple's suites with whirlpools. The facility is based on La Maison de Beaute Carita philosophy that combines a relaxing environment with a holistic approach to beauty. Several signature treatments were designed to help you prepare for a night of partying. The Avant SoBe is a five and a half hour treatment you should schedule prior to your night out; and Apres SoBe is the signature treatment to help the recovery the next day.
Work out in the fitness center or join one of the oceanfront exercise classes. The facility is open seven days a week.
The property is within walking distance of boutique shopping, restaurants and nightlife that have made this area famous around the world. Plan a quick weekend escape and relax at the hotel spa. The 376 guest rooms and suites are located in a 11-story landmark
building and two new poolside buildings slightly elevated above the pool area
with views of the ocean. There are 40 suites which make great honeymoon suites, 67 Ritz-Carlton Club Level
rooms & suites, and One Ritz-Carlton Suite. The Moroccan-inspired restaurant features scenic ocean views and serves "Sun cuisine," innovative dishes inspired by the Southern Mediterranean rim and the North African coast. Bistro One LR is a modern American bistro which offers elegant indoor and outdoor dining. Doubles start from $575 per night (800-241-3333,
Florida ideas for art lovers: the Dali Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Tampa Museum of Art, The Ringling and the Norton Museum of Art.
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