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South Florida has no shortage of beachfront hotels, but the recently opened The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is one of our top picks in northern Miami for its stunning décor and splendidly comfortable accommodations. All rooms come with a spacious terrace and oversized lounge chairs for you to enjoy great ocean views, thanks to the hotel’s clever zig-zag configuration. Of course, the white sandy beach directly in front of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is a star draw. We absolutely loved whiling away the afternoon under the shade of our umbrella, though the two pools (which include one for kids and the other for adults only) also offer luxe seating along with thoughtful little extras like complimentary fruit, cucumber water and sun-care products. We also really adore the hotel’s bar, which boasts a fantastic champagne and wine collection, elegantly displayed along the walls — don’t miss the bar’s nightly 7:30 p.m. event, when the bartender uncorks a bottle of bubbly with a saber, a St. Regis tradition. Yet what really stands out the most to us when we think about The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is the high level of personalized and considerate service. Whether it’s getting a plate of macarons and a handwritten note with turndown service or having a long and thoughtful conversation with the excellent concierges about to find the best stone crabs, you can rest assured that the staff at the Miami restaurant excels in making your stay as enjoyable as possible.