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Mediterranean Coast

Island hopping in the Mediterranean can be the trip of a lifetime. World's Hottest Hotels takes you to the very best resorts from Greek coastal villas to Italian Riviera retreats to cliff side island hideaways. With a classic Mediterranean vibe, the Italian Riviera's Hotel Splendido in Portofino is an original gem. For decades, the Splendido has been one of the World's Hottest Hotels, hosting big shots like Liza Minnelli, Jimmy Stewart and Humphrey Bogart. The hotel's 70 rooms are decorated in a classic Italian style with balconies and awesome views of the harbor. Take your time at the hotel's terrace eatery, have a swim in the saltwater pool, or get a message in the open air while the Mediterranean breezes flutter through your hair. The Hotel Splendido set the stage as an original jetsetter Mediterranean getaway. Off the Italian mainland on the island of Capri, you'll find the Capri Palace high in the hills. This hotel features an eccentric mix of traditional and modern art that reflects their goal of the pursuit of beauty. The lobby features a mix of art including Louis the XVI chairs, Venetian lamps, Florentine tables, 3-D pop art, and one-of-a-kind video installations. The suites are themed after artists like the Mondrian suite, named for Piet Mondrian. The wine cellar at Capri Palace has more than 10,000 bottles to choose from. The sea, the artwork, and the wine make Capri Palace an ultimate Mediterranean vacation. If you're looking for privacy and tranquility on the Italian coast, head to La Posta Vecchia, about an hour drive from Rome. This World's Hottest Hotel is like a private estate with no traditional lobby or check in. Posta Vecchia is filled with 17th century Italian sculptures, Renaissance furniture, and museum quality art in all 17 guest rooms. The estate was originally J. Paul Getty's vacation home. Today, the Getty Suite is the primo place to stay, with oakwood ceilings, and a 200 square foot bathroom with Carrera marble. La Posta Vecchia is a classic Italian luxury retreat. The Greek island of Santorini is picture-postcard famous for its blue domes and whitewashed hillside buildings. In the village of Oia is where you'll find the Hotel Katikies built right into the cliffs. The 27 cottages are all dressed with antique furniture and white pine floors. Each has its own balcony with stunning views. Every spot in this hotel offers striking views of the Aegean see, from the Jacuzzi to the inviting infinity pool. Even the top-shelf restaurant, which is carved into the Cliffside, offers terrace dining with the promise of an impeccable sunset show each day. A stay at Hotel Katikies is unforgettable. Suspended above Italy's Amalfi coast is the town of Ravello where cliff side palaces were built nearly 1000 years ago. At the top of town is one of the Worlds Hottest Hotels called the Caruso Belvedere. You might feel a wave of creative inspiration coming off the place, as classical composer Richard Wagner, author Gore Vidal, and more recently singer Alicia Keys did while here. The Caruso's 50 rooms have been updated while keeping the 18th century frescoes. Each one has a killer view of the Amalfi coast, Mediterranean Sea, and the hotel's gardens. But the best spot to take in these spectacular sights might be the Caruso's infinity pool, which seems to spill over the cliffs and into the sea. A stay at the Caruso is truly inspiring.

Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean and it's unlike any other. It's got sand, sun, and surf on its coastline, a mountainous jungle interior, and hopping vibrant cities. World's Hottest Hotels searches out Jamaica's hidden treasures-from a rock-and-roll plantation to a high tech artist's colony to a North shore home of a celebrated spy. Say goodbye to everything you thought you knew about Jamaica, and hello to a trip you'll never forget. One outstanding Jamaican resort called Strawberry Hill sits high in the Blue Mountains about 3100 feet above sea level overlooking the capital city of Kingston. Music producer Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, bought this former coffee plantation in 1972 as a getaway for world-weary recording stars. The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, and Marianne Faithful were just some of the regulars who came here to recharge their batteries and jam with local reggae artists. In the late 1980s, Strawberry Hill turned into the resort, and reminders of its musical roots are everywhere. The views from here are outrageous whether you're at the infinity pool, the restaurant, bar, or in your villa. A dense blanket of greenery surrounds Strawberry Hill's 13 cottages, making the place feel even more magical and private. The large balconies at Strawberry Hill's villas are ideal for chilling with friends and enjoying the mountain air. From one music centric hotel to another, you'll tour a high-tech resort where artists from all over still come to record. The Geejam Hotel is near the Jamaican hotspot of Ocho Rios and Frenchman's Cove beach, considered one of the world's best beaches. The Geejam Hotel is owned by music producer John Baker, a colleague of Chris Blackwell. If you're looking for the kind of resort where you can play golf and eat club sandwiches by the pool, you're at the wrong place. Instead, Geejam prides itself on being a mecca for artists and nature lovers. You'll feel like you're a part of the rainforest around you. But when you check in, you get a cell phone for communicating with staff. There are HDTV's in the rooms, and the whole place has wifi, inside and out. There are 7 villas here, and the largest has three bedrooms. The artwork here is incredible, since the resort is something of an artists' colony. Creative types from around the world will come here to paint and hang out. When you walk around the Geejam, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for rock stars. Jon Baker still operates a recording studio here. From a rock star hangout to a famous spy novelist's retreat with 007 written all over it. On Oracabessa Bay near Ocho Rios is a getaway you'll never forget. Its called Goldeneye Hotel. Goldeneye is the former home of Ian Fleming, the spy turned novelist who created James Bond. He lived at Goldeneye for almost 20 years and wrote thirteen of his 007 books here. Today it's a resort. Goldeneye has four villas on 18 ½ acres. Fleming designed his house himself. The open-air windows don't have glass. Instead, they just have wooden shutters that you can pull shut at night. The décor is as international as one of Fleming's James bond thrillers. Goldeneye's Fleming Villa has its own pool and a private beach. The white sand coastline is dotted with hidden coves where you can read, gaze at the sea, or have a romantic, secluded dinner. Goldeneye has got to be one of the coolest hotels in the world, but there's only one place in Jamaica with an Octopussy villa.

Private Villas

World's Hottest Hotels searches out the best vacation villas beginning in Kenya on the eastern coast of Africa. You might not think of Kenya when planning your vacation, but The Hippo Point Resort is sure to change your mind. It's a mix of beaches plains and mountains. Sitting on 600 acres of protected plain, Hippo Point is a stopover for flamingos, gazelles, and its namesake, hippopotamuses. You can stay in a century-old English Tudor home fit for a king. You can also stay at the 115-foot tower overlooking Lake Naivasha, take a guided safari, sit by the lake, or relax on your private balcony. Whatever the moment calls for, The Hippo Point has it all for the taking. Just 300 miles south on the Kenyan coast is the Alfajiri villa resort. It is set on the crystal blue waters and white sand beaches. The Alfajiri's open-air villas with balconies in every room give the impression of sleeping outside, but with turn down service and a 24-hour valet. If you need more room, the Alfajiri's cliff villa is the way to go. Set on the edge of a cliff over the ocean there is room for eight to gaze out the huge bay windows and enjoy the priceless view. Get to the hotel quickly... that's what it's about... Next Stop is the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania and the Palm Villa resort. The booming spice trade has turned this island into a melting pot of different cultures and influences. On the less developed east side of the island, the Palm has 6 villas each with a private stretch of white sand beach with views of the Indian Ocean. This former plantation keeps it classic with stately columns, long porch, and parquet wood floors, but has modern amenities too like a Jacuzzi in each room. Come here to relax all day in a private cabana on the beach. The Palm Villa is Paradise. 85 hundred miles from the United States is the island nation of the Maldives. A 20-minute boat ride from the capital lands you at the Taj Exotica resort. Sitting in the middle of a lagoon are 24 native-style villas with thatched roofs and private pools. Every window at this resort has a view of the water. Endless Indian Ocean views and all the privacy in the world make the Taj Exotica hard to beat. Our final stop is just outside of Amman, Jordan and one of the most over the top resorts in the world, The Ishtar Villas. The 117 villas all have views of the Dead Sea. Catch rays on the deck, lounge by one of the 9 huge pools, or enjoy a drink on your private roof deck. This place is booked for 5 years in advance, but if you're lucky enough to snag a room, it will be an experience like none other. If you want the ultimate vacation experience, don't settle for just a hotel, get a vacation villa. Whether it's Kenya, the Maldives, or Jordan, it'll be a home away from home that you'll never want to leave.

Bahamas

They say its better in the Bahamas. The Bahamas crystal clear waters, silky sand beaches, laid back attitudes and some of World's Hottest Hotels attract more than four million visitors a year, making it the most popular vacation spot in the Caribbean. One of the most outrageous is The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. It's a complex of three hotels, a water park, and massive aquarium all inspired by the mythical sunken city of Atlantis. The Cove is the adult only hotel in the middle of the complex. Water surrounds is the main theme here and they've even made the tubs large enough for two people. The Cain at the Cove club centers on a huge 9000 square-foot pool, and the action is hopping here 24 hours a day. The dolphin key is a 14-acre marine playground where you can swim with trained dolphins. If you're feeling more daring, shoot 60 feet down a water slide under a tank full of sharks. The Atlantis is also home to one of the largest aquariums in the world. Whether making friends with dolphins, flying down water slides or resting easy in your suite, the Cove at the Atlantis gives you all the fun of a huge resort and none of the hassle. Just down the beach from the Atlantis on Paradise Island is another hot resort with a different vibe. The One and Only Ocean Club is 1940s colonial in style reflecting the year the resort was built. This resort is high class, upper-crust comfort and attracts A-list celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Hollywood shot the James Bond film Casino Royale here in the 4800 square-foot, four-bedroom villa. The Bond villa also has a private infinity pool with a priceless view of the ocean. The Ocean Club's Versailles inspired gardens rivals anything you'll see in France. Every fountain, marble slab and statue was imported from France. Now celebrities like Cindy Crawford have come here to get married at this outdoor seaside chapel. Our next stop is Nassau, the capital and largest city in the Bahamas. Five minutes from the city center is a colorful beach retreat called Compass Point. The crazy colors are inspired by the Bahamian Christmas celebration Junkanoo. The atmosphere at the Compass is fun, quirky and super laid back. The 18 colorful bungalows have simple handmade furniture inside. A private path leads to Love Beach, the location of the hotel restaurant. The Compass Point bar is one of the only bars that sits right on the water giving you spectacular views of the ocean wherever you're sitting. Most people come here to relax but some musicians come here to work. The Compass Point once had an onsite recording studio started up by Chris Blackwell, where artists such as Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones have recorded albums. Harbour Island is a tiny island 60 miles from Nassau with a beach that's been voted one of the best in the world. The secluded Pink Sands Resort sits on a famous 3-mile stretch of pink sand on the eastern shore of the island. The sand is made up of tiny bits of coral, shell and rocks. The resort sits on 20 acres of protected bird sanctuary. The 25 cottages all have a private wrap around patio and most have views of the ocean. You can also view the ocean from the Pink Sands' Blue bar. Take a long walk on the beach after enjoying a cold one. Another option on Harbour island is The Landing. It's a boutique inn modeled after the quaint homes on Nantucket Island. The 12 guest rooms are in a colonial mansion with options of views of the garden or the harbor. The room interiors are all colonial styled with oversized bathrooms and soaking tubs. The downstairs bar has an intimate vibe. Toast your day of relaxation with local rum. Andros Island is not the Bahamas you're used to. This island is the biggest and the least developed in the entire island chain. The Tiamo Hotel sits on a part of the island with no roads and it is totally unplugged. Tiamo has a strict no tech policy

Private Islands

World's Hottest Hotels is exploring private island getaways. Our first stop on this private island tour is off the west coast of Malaysia to a place called Pangkor Laut. This 300-acre island is almost all wild jungle, but in the midst of the foliage is a slice of private paradise. Pangkor Laut's 148 bungalows are scattered throughout the jungle or positioned over the water on stilts to preserve the natural environment of the island. Each hut is decorated in a traditional Malaysian fashion and comes with a 5-star view. Anything you need is just a short walk away, and the staff is available 24/7 to tend to your every need. Next on our island hop is a place 1900 miles away where it's almost always sunny. Dhoni Island is a small private island in the Maldives. There are only six-stilted beach bungalows at this resort, but each is equipped with a 75-foot yacht called a Dhoni. These are traditional Maldivian sail boats made completely out of wood. The yacht's indoor accommodations are as nice as those on land and include AC, a full kitchen, and king-sized bed. If you're feeling grandiose, this is the only island of its kind that can be rented out entirely for private use. The Maldives are some of the most exclusive islands in the world and home to some of the luxurious resorts on the planet. The Soneva Fushi resort is the ultimate in relaxation and even has a "No Shoes - No News" policy. Soneva Fushi's 65 open-air villas are held up with teakwood posts. Each has its own private stretch of beach and saltwater swimming pool. This completely organic island also has several restaurant options for healthy dining. The resort also offers an extensive list of spa treatments to make sure you leave here feeling fully rejuvenated. Another of the world's hottest private island resorts in the Maldives is called the Huvafen Fushi. This newly renovated island has 43 beautiful villas with all the trimmings. Most have both pool and private beach access. But the most amazing thing here is it hosts the world's first underwater spa. Watch fish swim by as you relax with an expert massage. We leave the Maldives and travel to another private island resort in Indian Ocean's Seychelles island. Fregate Island isn't even two square miles of land, but this eco-friendly island has one of the most impressive resorts around. Fregate Island resort is the essence of exclusivity, with only 17 bungalows and a long waiting list,. This island resort is all about the environment and even invites guests to walk among the famed endangered giant tortoises, which call the island home. With Jacuzzis overlooking the ocean and wall-to-wall windows in the rooms, Fregate Island is hard to beat Our next island is North Island, also in the Seychelles. This private island resort is here England's Prince William and Kate Middleton chose to spend their honeymoon. This former coconut plantation has been transformed into 11 grand handmade villas. No expense was spared in these luxurious rooms, which are more than twice the size of the average American home. A stay here includes 5 staff members attending to each guest. You can go scuba diving, explore the jungle, or just relax on the beach with a glass of wine without lifting a finger. Whether it's the Seychelles, Maldives or Malaysia... living on a private little island in the middle of nowhere never felt better. Throw in an underwater spa, gourmet cuisine, and plush accommodations and chances are if you ever do make it to these islands... you'll never want to leave.

Eastern Caribbean

There's nothing like the Caribbean. And the Eastern Caribbean islands are a prime playground getaway for the rich and famous. World's Hottest Hotels takes you to the best cribs on the best islands in the Eastern Caribbean. First stop is St Bart's. Known as one of the most hottest and ritziest islands in the Caribbean, St. Bart's has two hotels on our Eastern Caribbean hot list. The first luxury hotel ever to grace the 8 square-mile island of St. Bart's is Eden Rock overlooking popular St Jean beach. The Eden Rock Hotel takes up an entire rocky reef jutting in to the St Jean Bay. There are 34 cottages rooms scattered about the rock, some are carved directly into the rock. The cottages are a hodgepodge outside, but inside they're all different and equally amazing. Some are classic, others are modern with bold Caribbean colors throughout. Each cottage has an enormous bathroom with bathtubs big enough to swim in. Eden Rock has long been popular amongst celebrities. The Greta Garbo suite, named for the famous actress who was a regular here, is dripping with opulent 1930s art deco style. This room is hard to come by and is usually booked months in advance. Eden Rock is an unforgettable, classic St Bart's experience. A few miles from Eden Rock is the Hotel Guanahani, a 16-acre resort in the middle of the peninsula. Guanahani's 71 bungalows are traditional creole-style with gingerbread trim, painted with every color imaginable. The insides are bright, simple, and elegant. Each has a private deck and pool. The best suite is La Villa, which has no walls inside giving an open and airy feeling. Guanahani's restaurants are right on the beach and have an ever changing menu. Guanahani is a once and a lifetime kind of place. Canouan is a tiny island in the Grenadines. There isn't much here, except for one small fishing village and one huge resort. The Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay takes up two thirds of the entire island. This resort has 150 rooms and suites, four restaurants, and a spa. But, it is best known for the Grenadines Estate Golf Club. This championship golf course was designed by the same people who created the Trump International Golf Club of Florida. It's considered one of the best in the whole world. The 11th through 18th holes are built on the 877-foot tall Mount Royal. The villas at Canouan Resort are a huge

Mexico

World's Hottest Hotels heads south of the border to check out Mexico's top resorts from the Yucatan Peninsula to Mexico City to Costa Alegre. Our first stop is Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast, the hippest city on the Mayan Riviera. The Deseo Hotel is one of the coolest places to stay in Playa del Carmen. Its name means "

French Riviera

Get ready to add the French Riviera to your bucket list. World's Hottest Hotels takes you to the some of the most stunning seaside resorts in the world along this magical coast. Whether you're beachside in Cannes, living the high life in Nice, or getting some much needed R&R in Saint Tropez, the French Riviera promises an unforgettable trip. Our first stop is Cannes, the ultimate French Riviera resort town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Home to the world famous Cannes Film Festival, the city plays hosts some of Hollywood's most elite royalty. And when movie stars and media moguls roll into town, they stay at the swanky Carlton Inter-Continental hotel. Just walking distance from the festivals main viewing gallery, this hotel is the place to stay for festival-goers. With beachside access along the Bay of Cannes, it's the perfect place to catch a few rays before the next screening. The Carlton Bar, located right in the lobby of the hotel, is where some of Hollywood's most important deals go down. The hotel has 343 rooms and suites are in such high demand. With seaside views, hardwood floors and high ceilings, it's the perfect place to spend a luxurious weekend in the French Riviera. But if you want to stay here for the film festival, book early because the hotel often fills up nearly a year in advance. Just down the street is the art-deco Hotel Martinez, another first class resort perfect for a vacation getaway. Opened in 1929, this world-class hotel has been a Cannes staple for almost a century. With 409 rooms, it's one of the biggest hotels in town. Hotel Martinez has one of the largest suites in Europe, and at almost 11,000 square feet. This is the place for beach lovers too. The Hotel Martinez owns the largest beach in the entire Riviera, it's the place to see, and a place to be seen. Off main drag from the beach is a quirky place called Hotel 3.14. It looks normal from the outside, but the lobby will stop you in your tracks. There are parakeets zipping around, a wall of white cuckoo clocks, and a blue cow sculpture. Each of the five floors represents a different continent. Check out the African floor and get transported to Morocco. The Asian floor is sleek with bursts of red, inspired by the Japanese rising sun. The beach-themed Oceanic floor feels like the South Pacific. The sky is the limit on the sky floor or rooftop terrace with a killer pool and stellar views of the beach and bay. At Hotel 3.14 you can travel from one far away land to another without leaves the hotel. To get in on all the action in Saint Tropez, book a stay at La Maison Blanche. It's just a three-minute walk from the beach. La Maison Blanch translates to The White House, and everything here is white with a splash of grey. Some of the suites have views of the garden patio where you can kick back and enjoy the sunny Saint Tropez weather. La Maison Blanche's Champagne Bar is the place to have a drink in Saint Tropez, the perfect way to end your night at this once in a lifetime hotel.If you feel like a mix of Indian inspiration with your Riviera Ritz, head to Saint-Tropez' main square and the Pan Dei Palace. The outside looks like a typical French manor house, but inside the courtyard is like another world. There are statues of Hindu Gods everywhere and the pool has an ornate Indian-styled tile pattern. The hotel feels like a miniature Indian palace. The 12 guest rooms are named after Indian Gods. The Pan Dei Palace's Zen restaurant will provide you with a full meal and piece of mind. In the heart of Saint Tropez is the legendary Byblos Hotel. It looks more like an Arabian palace than a hotel with its pink stucco walls, towers, and scalloped trim. It's made up of a series of interconnected and brightly painted buildings. The 99 rooms and suites are elegant with lots of space and many of the suites open onto garden terraces.

Dubai

Dubai is the fastest growing city in the world and home to some unrivaled luxury hotels. The Atlantis Palm Resort sits on the tip of a man-made, palm-shaped island off Dubai's coast along the Persian Gulf. It's a mega-complex with a hotel, waterpark and aquarium stretching 113 acres. The resort was inspired by the mythical Lost City of Atlantis, and the underwater theme is evident as soon as step into the resort. The massive lobby features sea murals and an intricate glass-blown sculpture and marble fountain. The Atlantis Palm has more than 1500 rooms and suites with aquatic details everywhere, from the pillows to the furniture designed to mimic the motion of waves. The suites' balconies give you a view of the Persian Gulf for miles. The bridge suite in the arch between the two towers may be the most spectacular suite in all of Dubai. Oprah, Michael Jordan, Celine Dion, and Bill Gates have all made this their go-to room while visiting Dubai. The 17 bars and restaurants are all color-coded and offer a wide variety from a traditional Arabian coffee house to a Japanese sushi bar to a submerged dining room surrounded by the main aquarium. The activities at the Atlantis Palm resort center around water. The 2-million gallon aquarium holds more than 250 species of fish and, the resort's dolphin bay allows you to watch or swim with dolphins. The Atlantis Palm is a top-shelf destination resort across the board. On the north side of Dubai is the Raffles Dubai Hotel. The Raffles resort is right in the middle of a shopping district with more than 300 stores, kind of like the Rodeo drive of the Middle East. Raffles is an Egyptian pyramid with an Asian twist making it a totally unique experience. The lobby is hints of the time of the Pharaohs with big columns and sloping walls. The glass elevator lets you check out all of Dubai on your way up to your room. The presidential suites at Raffles are more than 2000 square feet, and are themed around the elements of earth, wind, fire and water. The swimming pool has an aquatic clock keeping track of the hours and minutes of the day with water jets. A 13,000 square-foot garden surrounds the pool, and also holds the hotel's spa. Raffles is a standout even in a city with over-the-top luxury. Just outside the Dubai city center, is 150-acres of lush green polo fields with a resort called the Desert Palm Hotel. The four champion fields host friendly exhibition and high-level tournament polo matches. You can choose to watch or you get take some riding lessons. The Desert Palm lobby is different from the other luxury Dubai hotels

Miami Beach

Miami, Florida is home sun, surf, skin and to some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. Called the American Riviera, Miami Beach is the place to rub elbows with movie stars and models and party with rock stars. Miami Beach's art deco district is modeled after the French and Italian Riviera. And the district's Raleigh Hotel is a standout landmark. The lobby makes you feel like you've been transported back in time. The café in the lobby is styled after a 1950s soda shop while the martini lounge upstairs is a 1940s American classic. The Raleigh's themed suites have beachfront views and more than 1000 square feet to stretch out in. The 6000 square-foot penthouse has a terrace with a 360-degree view of the ocean. The Raleigh's pool is a true original. Its legendary curved shape and cascading waterfalls were a back-drop for actress Esther Williams movies and MTV's The Grind. You can party and the one-of-a-kind pool or on Raleigh's private beach. A block away, South Beach's Ocean Drive is a brand onto itself. Right in the middle of the action is the Pelican Hotel. The Pelican is all about being hip and fashion forward. The hotel entrance puts you right in the Pelican's trendy bar, while the check in desk is in the back. The Pelican has 25 rooms, each with a different theme. The 5000 square-foot penthouse suite is a funky mash-up of ultra modern and 1970s throwback with retro furniture and a huge fish tank. You can relax in the oversized hot tub on the terrace or have a drink at the café, either way you'll be in one of the coolest spots in the city. Walking distance away, across from the beach is the Sagamore Hotel. This boutique hotel doubles as an art gallery. Everywhere you look, incredible paintings, murals and sculptures surround you. The owners use The Sagamore to display the art they've collected over the years. The rooms are a spacious 700 square feet and the penthouse has a private dining room and terrace. The focus is on the art so everything else is simple. The mostly residential Belle Island on the western shore of South Beach is home to the Standard Hotel. The upside down hotel sign tells you that there's nothing standard about this hotel. They take the laid back lifestyle seriously here. The main attraction here is the spa. It has an array of treatments from steamed sauna, massage, acupuncture and Turkish Hammam bath with heated marble seats. The outdoor therapy space is a hydrotherapy playground with a roman waterfall hot tub and a mud bath tubs wherte you can sit and watch boats glide by on the bay. Each room is also has its own personal outdoor tub. A few miles south of Miami is the upscale suburb of Coral Gables. The top shelf Biltmore Hotel sits on 150 acres and has been host to royalty, presidents and celebs for decades. You may be sitting where Marlon Brando or Liza Minnelli sat in the bar. Stay in the same penthouse Al Capone hid after getting out of jail. A championship golf course and the largest pool in the United States add to the fantastic things the Biltmore has to offer. Just south of downtown Miami is Brickell Key and the Mandarin Oriental Miami. The lobby is huge with floor to ceiling windows for viewing the bay. The presidential suites include three bedrooms, a private spa area and full kitchen with a personal chef. It also comes with a player piano and theater room. The restaurant downstairs specializes in Mediterranean food with an Asian twist. You can even sit in the kitchen and watch the chef prepare your food. This hotel is super exclusive and it hosts celebrities who come here to make sure they are not seen.

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