Miami's iconic architectural marvel
631 Rooms / 81 Suites
Eden Roc Miami Beach is an icon on Miami’s landmark on Millionaire’s Row (aka Collins Avenue). The 21-floor hotel is an architectural masterpiece designed by the famed Morris Lapidus in 1956. It harkens back to the glamour of 1950s- and ’60s-era Hollywood, when greats like Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace, Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart stayed at the hotel. The grandiose lobby sets a dramatic scene with its historical circular centerpiece bar framed with Brazilian rosewood columns, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, vanilla marble and retro print.
But Eden Roc isn’t stuck in the past. A 2008 renovation brought with it the addition of a new guest tower, a luxury space, banquet rooms and two restaurants. The 71,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space are also nice spots for hosting weddings and celebrations. With more than 631 rooms and suites appointed in a soothing, natural palette, the luxury resort offers beautiful, expansive views of the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway from spacious balconies. Ask for an ocean view room where bed and bath face the water, so you can wake up and take a relaxing soak with a great vista. Staff is friendly and offers high-quality service.
You’ll want to spend the bulk of your time at the hotel’s four pools and whirlpools just steps away from the Atlantic. Chaise lounges (guests get two beach chairs daily) and private cabanas abound for sun worshippers to take in the rays. Eden Roc is also home to the 22,000-square-foot, ocean-view Spa Eden Roc. The relaxing respite provides lavish body treatments; boutique hair and nail services; hydrotherapy showers; an exclusive upper-level rooftop deck for adults only; and a 24-hour beachfront fitness center. High-end Bal Harbour shops are also nearby for a daytime excursion.
When you want to nosh on something, you’ll have several options: the hotel’s casual alfresco eatery Cabana Beach Club and Bar, which offers “Floribbean” cuisine (arroz con mariscos, a paella-like dish with mussels, clams, shrimp, fish, calamari, chorizo and garlic aioli) near the pool and ocean. You could also opt for a strawberry mojito in the chic, vibrant bar that sits at the heart of the lobby. Nobu Restaurant is also set to launch in fall 2015.