Set on glamorous South Beach, The iconic Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is the gracious host to travelers visiting the most exotic place in America. The luxury hotel recently completed a multi-year, property-wide renovation inclusive of guest rooms, suites, spa, Club Lounge, restaurants and bars, lobby, meetings and events spaces, and pool. A refined gateway to the vibrant culture and colorful history of Miami, the reimagination channels the tropical rhythm of the destination. Inspiration from sparkling blue waters, beach, and foliage is coupled seamlessly with the renowned, original architectural genius of Morris Lapidus in 1953 to create a new hotel that celebrates the exoticism of Miami. Historical elements of the original landmark Art Deco building are punctuated throughout the design by the acclaimed firm, HBA Miami. The vision for the 376 guestrooms and suites was inspired by Miami’s origins as a vast botanical garden. The color palette reflects the blue sparkling waters, orange blossoms, brown hues of Cafecito and cigars, and the rich golds of flowing rum. The flooring runs through the rooms boldly accented by crisp moldings, and distinct oversized furnishings. Guests are greeted with picturesque areas for entertaining, framed by endless ocean views. The spacious lobby has been transformed into a social hub welcoming guests and locals in ultimate Miami style. A myriad of luxurious materials can be found throughout the design, with the focal point remaining the original chrome sphere bar, a mysterious gem offering a nod to Miami’s role in the Prohibition era. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Fuego y Mar, is a convergence of cultural cuisines, with both indoor and outdoor dining options. Additionally, the beachfront restaurant and bar, DiLido Beach Club, is completely transformed, as well as enhancements to the recently renovated exclusive Club Lounge, and spa.
Designed with the luxury traveler in mind, the resort’s elevated collaborations are geared to enhance the mind, body and soul – imbibe with a signature confection inspired by the hotel from Aubi & Ramsa Ice Cream, the Miami-based liquor infused ice cream brand. Wellness travelers will want to indulge in treatments designed by luxury skincare line Natura Bissé® available in The Spa. Those looking to expand their wardrobe can shop the first Alvin Valley pop-up in Miami, exclusively at the resort throughout the summer.
Guests and locals are welcome to enjoy an array of curated events to make the most of summer. Lapidus Bar presents Love @ Lapidus on Tuesdays, Learn @ Lapidus on Thursdays and Listen @ Lapidus Friday and Saturday evenings. Dance the night away during Salsa Thursdays at Fuego y Mar and kick off the weekend with Frosé Fridays at DiLido Beach Club. Wind it all down with and expansive Sunday Brunch at Fuego y Mar complete with chilled seafood, carving station, breakfast favorites, and more.
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is the oceanfront retreat that inspires deeper, richer experiences in a unique city, full of spontaneity yet graced with genuine care and comfort for guests. A true haven for connoisseurs of culture and tradition.
Photography by: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach