As people across the country face torrential rains, polar vortex cold and another onslaught from this never-ending winter, an anguished cry is heard -- "Get me out of here!" Smart travelers and weary winter denizens are heading down to the newly-reinvigorated luxury hotel, Eden Roc Miami Beach. Located steps away from breathtaking views of Miami Beach on prestigious Millionaire's Row, and worlds away from daily woes, Eden Roc engulfs visitors in warmth, relaxation and well-deserved pampering.
Once the haunt of glitterati like Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, the historic hotel now offers an extraordinary lifestyle experience to all who visit. An easy 20 minute drive from the Miami Beach International Airport transports guests to an extraordinary destination nestled on an island caressed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Depending on time of arrival, guests start unwinding at Starbucks with a specialty coffee or in The Lobby Bar with a contemporary cocktail.
Some guests head straight to one of the four pools, including 2 whirlpools and an upper sanctuary for adults only, to refresh, recharge and reconnect, while others make an immediate dash to the exclusive Elle Spa by Elle Magazine. Spa guests contemplate tropical gardens and a sweeping seascape through floor to ceiling windows while selecting services to relieve the aching back and revitalize the energy. Visitors might simply spend the day luxuriating in hot whirlpools, cold plunges, a eucalyptus steam room, or the Finnish sauna -- and that's before they even get to the relaxation lounge! Other personalized spa experiences include a boutique hair and nail salon and a 24-hour beachfront fitness center so guests look as good as they feel.
Eden Roc offers a new kind of comfort food that nourishes both body and soul. For lighter eating, imagine al fresco dining just a few feet away from glorious sand at the Cabana Beach Club & Bar while enjoying its "Floribbean" cuisine of salads, grilled specialties and perfectly crafted cocktails. Or try the ultimate in culinary pleasure at 15 Steps with a creative and vibrant farm-to-table cuisine. A five course chef tasting can be enjoyed for only $85 ($150 with wine pairing), while a three course prix-fixe is available for $39. Options from Executive Chef Jeremy Ford also include a raw bar and local farm bites, along with selections from the broiler or sea/farm/land menus. Gifted mixologists whip up a variety of libations to help guests quickly forget their winter doldrums.
Entertainment offerings include Timeless Jazz Thursdays and Legendary Saturdays, but those who venture off the grounds find themselves within easy access to eclectic boutiques along Lincoln Road, South Beach's Entertainment District, and the legendary Bal Harbor shops.
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