Downtown Miami & Brickell's Top Luxury Hotels

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By: Shayne Benowitz

The Downtown Miami and Brickell skylines glitter across Biscayne Bay with modern skyscrapers for an iconic sight to behold. When it comes to discovering all that this exciting area has to offer, why not check into one of these luxurious hotels? From breathtaking views to lavish amenities and trendy restaurants and bars, these Downtown Miami and Brickell hotels have it all.

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SLS LUX Brickell

Luxury Defined

As the name implies, SLS Lux Brickell is arguably one of the most luxurious hotels in the area. It boasts dreamy, oversized suites in chic, contemporary decor, a dazzling rooftop swimming pool and spa, and the trendy Katsuya Japanese restaurant and bar. Developed in partnership with Jorge Pérez’s Related Group, the benefactor of Downtown Miami’s Pérez Art Museum Miami, the hotel is also home to museum-quality contemporary art, including a bronze Fernando Botero sculpture near the entrance. The location directly across the street from Brickell City Centre simply can’t be beat.

    SLS Brickell

    Powerhouse Collaborators

    While “Lux” may not be in the name, SLS Lux Brickell’s sister hotel, SLS Brickell, is a stylish masterpiece unto itself, thanks to a powerhouse team of collaborators like sbe hotelier Sam Nazarian and interior designer Philippe Starck, along with Pérez. It boasts an incredible contemporary art collection, lavish and playful room design, a rooftop pool and a luxurious spa.

      East, Miami

      East Meets West

      Anchoring the Brickell City Centre shopping development, East, Miami is a chic, Zen retreat in the middle of the bustling city. Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows with minimalist design, highlighting the breathtaking views of the skyline and Biscayne Bay. It’s also home to Quinto la Huella restaurant and Sugar rooftop bar on the 40th floor, which is always buzzing.

        Mandarin Oriental, Miami

        Cosmopolitan Island Dreaming

        A five-star stunner situated on exclusive Brickell Key, Mandarin Oriental, Miami is also famously home to a five-star spa. The beautiful Asian-inspired hotel is home to famed Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio’s La Mar, widely considered one of the best restaurants in town. With a gorgeous waterfront patio, it’s also a hot spot for happy hour among young professionals who work in the area.

          JW Marriott Marquis Miami

          One-of-a-kind Amenities

          With an NBA regulation basketball court on property, the 41-story JW Marriott Marquis has one of the most unique indoor sports complexes of any hotel in the country. Also boasting a rooftop swimming pool and relaxing spa, it’s a luxurious place to unwind. The lobby level is a foodie’s paradise with Daniel Boulud’s eponymous Boulud Sud restaurant specializing in Mediterranean fare executed with the French chef’s expert technique.

            Hotel Beaux Arts Miami

            A Hotel Within a Hotel

            A luxury hotel within a luxury hotel, Hotel Beaux Arts is a hidden gem crowning the top two floors of the aforementioned JW Marriott Marquis. The boutique hotel is a sophisticated urban retreat with 44 lavish guestrooms and suites, as well as an exclusive lounge and concierge service. Guests also enjoy the amenities of the JW Marriott Marquis, including the swimming pool, spa and basketball court.

              Kimpton EPIC Hotel

              Epic Views and Amenities

              Positioned on the Miami River where Biscayne Bay meets Downtown Miami, Kimpton EPIC Hotel is the epitome of impressive urban style. Operating on a grand scale as a boutique hotel, the property features Exhale Spa, the adjacent pool deck and Area 31 restaurant, all boasting panoramic views of the city and the bay from the 16th floor. The lobby is also home to Zuma, one of the city’s trendiest and most delicious upscale Japanese restaurants.

                Four Seasons Hotel Miami

                Tallest Hotel for Miles

                At 70 stories tall, Four Seasons Hotel Miami is the tallest hotel south of Atlanta, offering a sophisticated urban oasis in the middle of the city. Enjoy lavish amenities like the two-acre pool deck on the seventh-floor against the backdrop of the glittering skyline. You’ll also enjoy an incredible dining experience at Edge, Steak and Bar along with Four Seasons’ signature hospitality.

                  W Miami

                  Longest Pool in Miami

                  With interiors by tastemaker Kelly Wearstler, W Miami is easily one of the most stylish addresses on Brickell Avenue. The hotel boasts the longest pool in all of Miami, at 300 feet, and it’s perched on a deck with incredible views of Biscayne Bay. You can also enjoy inventive international cuisine at onsite restaurant Addikt. Don’t miss out on a relaxing afternoon inside the 28,000-square-foot surreal-chic spa designed by Philippe Starck, which is also home to a state-of-the-art fitness center.

                    InterContinental Miami

                    Where the Skyline Comes to Life

                    The InterContinental Miami in Downtown Miami features a dramatic 34-story marble exterior, a soaring atrium lobby and more than 600 upscale guestrooms, many with views of Biscayne Bay. At night, the façade is illuminated with silhouetted larger-than-life dancing figures and other digital art projections. For lavish pan-Latin dining, Toro Toro by Chef Richard Sandoval dishes up crave-worthy items like hamachi tiradito and short rib arepas. Positioned at the foot of Bayfront Park, the InterCon is the perfect place to set off on a stroll along Biscayne Bay to Bayside Marketplace. It’s also home to a rooftop swimming pool perfect for a relaxing afternoon under the sun.

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