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World's Hottest Hotels: Miami Beach

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Miami Beach is all sun, surf and skin, and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is also home to some of the most luxurious and stylish resorts. Take a look at the 6 hotels featured in World's Hottest Hotels: Miami Beach. Tune in Saturday, June 2, at 7|8c, to get an in-depth look at each one.   

1
The Raleigh
Contact Info: 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
                    
Opened In: 1940s

Rooms: Guest rooms, suites and a penthouse

Restaurant(s):
 The Royal restaurant serves American fare in a chic and glamorous outdoor garden setting. The 24-hour Lobby Cafe is perfect when you are looking for a quick bite, drink or breakfast.

Pool: The art deco outdoor pool has frequently been called the most beautiful in America.

Other Features:  The lobby boutique carries Raleigh private-label items, swimsuits and jewelry. The Oasis features cabanas and chaise lounges situated between the pool and beach.

Read Oyster.com's hotel review.
2
Pelican
Contact Info: 826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
            
Opened In: 1994

Rooms:  The hotel offers guest rooms and 2 penthouses. Each room has a unique name that reflects the interior design by Swedish decorator Magnus Ehrland.

Restaurant(s):
The Pelican Restaurant offers world cuisine with an Italian flair. The menu features steakhouse-quality meats, fresh seafood, homemade pastas, salads and desserts.

Other Features: The hotel is pet-friendly and offers free beach chairs and towels. Guests can also take advantage of same-day dry cleaning and laundry.

Read Oyster.com's hotel review.
3
Sagamore, the Art Hotel
Contact Info: 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
              
Opened In: 2001

Rooms: Studios, suites, bungalows and a penthouse

Pool: The outdoor pool also has a grill and bar area.

Other Features: The Muse Beauty Suite allows guests to sign up for treatments in a beautiful oceanfront setting. Throughout the hotel, guests will find pieces from the Cricket Taplin Collection of contemporary art, including a video garden.

Read Oyster.com's hotel review.
4
The Standard Spa Miami Beach
Contact Info: 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
                    
Opened In: 2005

Rooms: Guest rooms and suites

Restaurant(s): The Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill features a menu with an emphasis on high-quality organic meats and fish, olive oil, fresh herbs, unprocessed foods and grilling with organic and bio-dynamic wines.

Pool: The hotel has an outdoor pool.

Other Features: The hotel/spa operates under the philosophy that taking care of the body is vital. The spa and fitness center offers Pilates, yoga, meditation, boot camps, body conditioning, Jiu Jitsu and other classes. Guests can do holistic and hydrotherapy, as well as acupuncture and nutrition counseling.

Read Oyster.com's hotel review.
5
Biltmore
Contact Info: 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
               
Opened In: 1926

Rooms: Guest rooms and suites

Restaurant(s): The hotel features 4 different restaurants. Palme d'Or is the no. #1 Zagat-rated restaurant where the menu features fresh seafood, vegetarian-friendly items, select meats and house specialties like homemade foie gras parfait. Guests are encouraged to customize their dining experiences around more than 20 offered tasting plates and 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing. The Fontana offers a plentiful continental breakfast buffet and Sunday brunch. The lunch and dinner menus have a northern Italian theme with house-made pastas, wood-oven pizzas, grilled meats and fish. Overlooking the pool is the al-fresco Cascade Grill, which offers contemporary French-Caribbean and spa cuisine, comprising breakfast, small bites and a lunch and poolside menu. Lastly, the 19th Hole Sports Bar and Grill offers an amazing view of the resort's golf course, and light dining and drinks in a casual environment.

Pool: The world famous pool offers private cabana suites. This is the pool where Olympic swimmers turned actors Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller showed off their skills.

Other Features: The resort also includes a golf course, fitness center, full spa, culinary academy, tennis courts, dance classes, a professional theater company that performs on weekends, a kids program called Biltmore Buddies and private butler services.

Read Oyster.com's hotel review.
6
Mandarin Oriental Miami
Contact Info: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
    
Opened In: 2000

Rooms: Guest rooms, suites and family suites

Restaurant(s): Azul is the signature restaurant featuring an eclectic blend of modern European flavors with American and Asian influences. Dishes include carnaroli risotto with soft poached hen egg, pan-seared branzino bass with brioche crusted scallop and a Japanese hot pot with sake-marinated black cod. Cafe Sambal offers Asian cuisine including a sushi and sake bar, Korean-style Kobe beef skirt steak, Chinese duck trio and the Singapore chili prawns.

Pool: The hotel has an infinity edge pool.

Other Features: The hotel has a fitness center with classes in yoga, body sculpting, Tai Chi and belly dancing. There is a full spa and cooking classes. Guests also have access to a private beach.

Read Oyster.com's hotel review.

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