In The Scene: Hot Hotel Hangouts On Miami Beach

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SLS South Beach

By: Kara Franker

Where to stay in the scene on Miami Beach.

From its chic South of Fifth neighborhood to the sandy shores of Sunny Isles Beach, Miami is packed with a range of boutique and high-rise hideaways that promise everything from trendy spas and world-renowned dining, to swank lounges and haute pool parties. Check out these Miami Beach mainstays for a fabulous day or night like you’ve never had before.

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Sleek Sophistication

Located in the heart of Collins Avenue, the sexy-meets-sophisticated SLS South Beach is a Philippe Starck masterpiece. With 140 hotel rooms, delectable dining at The Bazaar by José Andrés, and panoramic Atlantic Ocean views everywhere you turn, the SLS is where people go to see and be seen. Nestled by the pool, Hyde Beach is Hyde Lounge’s first-ever oceanfront location.

    Classic Pool Party Scene

    One of the hottest hotels on South Beach, the Delano is where A-listers, celebrities and Miami’s finest go to sip cocktails by the pool and experience a taste of the good life. Adorned in white, this Ian Schrager gem sits right on the sand, and boasts flowy linen drapes, Alice-in-Wonderland gardens, a dazzling cabana-lined pool, contemporary furniture and some of the best service around. Join the beautiful people and start your day with spa treatments at Ciel, hang with DJ’s by the pool, have dinner at Leynia, and spend your night drinking Manhattans at the posh Rose Bar. Once you’re at the Delano, you never have to leave.

      Historic Luxury

      Sporting decades of historic charm and an architectural aesthetic that impresses even the most discerning travelers, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a destination all on its own. The spacious hotel has 1,504 luxurious guestrooms, 20 acres of oceanfront property, world-renowned pools, a 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa, and 12 fine-dining and casual restaurants, bars and lounges. You won’t want to skip a meal at StripSteak by Michael Mina and Hakkasan. After dinner, dress to impress and head to LIV. Located in the lobby of the Fontainebleau, its where celebrities, A-listers and top DJ’s from across the globe come to pop bottles at VIP tables, dance and be fabulous.

        Tourist Mecca

        An Ocean Drive icon, the historic Clevelander Hotel is known for its high octane pool parties, large menu of frozen drinks, and classic Art Deco vibes. Home to 60 rooms, two rooftop terraces, four poolside bars, a world-famous pool patio stage, and views of everything from the downtown skyline to its own backyard – the Atlantic Ocean – this is one hot and touristy hangout that never cools down.

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