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Like the bathrooms in all rooms at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, suite bathrooms feature Spanish marble and bamboo detailing, creating a feel that is modern and serene. In the Dynasty Suites, the bathroom is of the popular “peekaboo” design, meaning you can sit in the tub and still catch a glimpse of the bay beyond your bed. (A privacy screen made of Asian paper can be lowered for a more traditional bathroom experience.) In contrast, double doors open onto the spacious bathrooms in the Brickell Suites. This variation features a freestanding tub, separate glass shower and double basin sinks.
In the next room category up at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel — the Biscayne Suites — the walk-in showers are supersized but the overall ambiance is still one of spa-like quiet. The Oriental Suite’s master bath stars an oversized shower as well, along with a freestanding tub and dramatic floor-to-ceiling window.
Real bath and spa geeks, though, will want to splash out at this Forbes Guide Five-Star hotel on the Mandarin Suite, which has two full bathrooms, the master bath with a personal TV above the basin and the “spa serenity room” with its own infinity-edge soaking tub and two-person glass-enclosed steam shower.