“Indeed, when it comes down to it, superior service, as well as proximity to the Miami area’s immaculately kept shores, is what all of these 10 hotels have in common”, says Travel + Leisure of their 2018 list of Top 10 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotels.
But when you can’t be on the beach, what can be taken from these award winning properties to create a successful new hotel that captures some of their audience?
Here are 4 key points T+L readers mentioned in their survey answers:
1. Impressive art collection
The grandest example being the Faena Hotel, which came in at number 10 on Travel + Leisure's list, with their massive Damien Hirst sculpture of a woolly mammoth.
2. Truly unique menu
How about a kitchen that makes its own pasta and flies in the burrata fresh from Italy? The new Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club already landed spot number 4 on this list with their over the top restaurant and champagne bar Le Sirenuse Miami.
3. Cultural programming
The Betsy Hotel has been a long time favorite and is 2018’s number 2 resort hotel. They host two annual music festivals and invite authors to stay in its Writer’s Room providing inspiration and community service.
Is Miami the fountain of youth? These hotels are making sure their guests feel that way; with its hydrotherapy pool, Dr. Hauschka facials, and specialty juice menus, COMO Metropolitan secured spot number 8 and Aqualina came in at number 7 boasting its regal Royal Spa Treatment Room for two.
Check Travel + Leisure’s full list of Top 10 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotels. Let us know in the comments if you agree with these key points of attraction or if you have others that didn’t make the list.