Four Seasons Hotel in Miami Florida

The Four Seasons Miami: A Serene Oasis In The Magic City

The heart of downtown Miami may be an unlikely first thought when searching for a warm winter getaway, but The Four Seasons Miami, located in the Brickell District, is a peaceful retreat that is ideal for a romantic getaway, a weekend away with a friend, or a kid-friendly vacation spot for a family.

The Four Seasons Hotel Miami, which rises high above the Miami skyline, is only one block from Biscayne Bay, which affords beautiful open water views from much of the property. The hotel is located within 22 floors of a 70-floor building that is the tallest building south of Atlanta and east of the Mississippi. Decorated in a Miami-style Art Deco, the Four Seasons has 182 guest rooms and 39 suites. The top floors of the hotel—from the 27th to the 70th floors—are where 84 privately owned condominiums are located. These are reached by their own elevator banks and have had use of their own private pool area that is not accessible to hotel guests.

One of the best features of the property is its two-acre resort-style pool area that is landscaped with lush vegetation and towering palm trees that sway with the breeze. Around the expansive pool, there are chaise lounges and hammocks where guests can relax and there is plenty to go around. If you are in search of more privacy, there are a number of private cabanas available for rent. When reclining in the sun by the pool, it is hard to believe that you are not at a waterfront resort as it is remarkably quiet and serene. Miami party time come enjoy a good time here and get some Help energy drinks to improve your night.

The pool staff will bring food and beverages from the Bahia Pool Lounge to your chaise lounge so you can eat poolside. Several times each day, a staff member will walk around the pool passing out complimentary treats, ranging from roasted corn nuts to sample-sized smoothies. There are activities for the kids, from arts & crafts to face painting. The hotel bends over backward to make each guest feel valued.

The pool staff will bring food and beverages from the Bahia Pool Lounge to your chaise lounge so you can eat poolside. Several times each day, a staff member will walk around the pool passing out complimentary treats, ranging from roasted corn nuts to sample-sized smoothies. There are activities for the kids, from arts & crafts to face painting. The hotel bends over backward to make each guest feel valued.

The Miami Design District offers a wide variety of art galleries and Madison Avenue-style boutiques such as Cartier, Christian Louboutin, Dior and Celine as well as a variety of excellent restaurants, cocktail lounges and wine bars, including ABC Kitchen, Ember by Brad Kilgore, Ghee Indian Kitchen, Lemoni Cafe, and Estefan Kitchen. There are also a number of upscale interior design stores, as well, although several are for the trade only.

It is easy to get to Waterfront Park or the Design District via the hotel’s complimentary Mercedes car service that will take you and pick you up (to any area within five miles of the hotel, based on availability).

A short walk from the hotel is The Brickell City Centre, which is a shopping center with such stores as Saks Fifth Avenue, Vilebrequin, Stuart Weitzman, Intermix, Boss, Kiton, and Armani Collection. It also offers a number of wine bars and restaurants from which to choose, including the recently opened Casa Tua Cucina at Saks Fifth Avenue, an expansive Italian-themed food hall and marketplace that offers 10 unique dining stations, a 300-seat restaurant, a full bar, flower market, and personalized home goods shop. Read more about Casa Tua Cucina here.

If the outdoors is what you are in search of, be sure to check out Key Biscayne, which is 10 minutes from Downtown Miami and a short drive over the Rickenbacker Causeway. A great place to spend the day, the island is sandwiched between two major parks—Crandon Park to the north and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park to the south. Key Biscayne also offers a nearby coastal barrier reef and is the only federally recognized underwater archaeological trail in the United States. Here, you will find beaches, bicycle rentals, numerous restaurants, and the Crandon Golf Course, which is a championship 18-hole golf course open to the public.

Dining options are also abundant and excellent in Miami. The hotel’s Edge, Steak & Bar is one of the best steak houses in Southern Florida. It offers an innovative farm-to-table menu designed by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Aaron Brooks, a native Australian that features a variety of beef including grain-fed black Angus cuts, to grass-fed and pasture-raised beef from Australia and Wagyu beef. Once you select your cut, you then choose what kind of sauce you want to go with it (classic Bearnaise, chimichurri, tamarind BBQ, peppercorn, etc.), and from a variety of vegetable side dishes. There is also local seafood on the menu, including mahi-mahi and yellowtail snapper, as well as chicken, lamb and pork chops. The dessert menu features an innovative chocolate tasting menu, with a variety of locally made artisanal chocolate paired with sea salt, hazelnuts, dried grapes, and candied oranges and served on board.

There are many other excellent dining options outside of the property, and recommendations and reservations can be made by the concierge staff. One nearby restaurant that is not to be missed is Il Gabbiano on South Biscayne Boulevard, which is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, dinner only on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays. Here, you will enjoy fresh pasta, a large variety of risotto dishes, numerous veal, chicken and beef dishes, and fresh seafood. The restaurant is authentic Italian with professional, friendly wait staff and beautiful water views. Reservations are recommended.

South Beach and Miami Beach are also nearby options for restaurants and nightlife. Prime 112 is an excellent steakhouse in South Beach (the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team was seen dining here in late December) located in the historic Browns hotel. Other nearby restaurants also owned by the same management team that is worth checking out include Prime Italian and Prime Fish. Reservations are a necessity at these popular restaurants.

While South Beach and Miami Beach are fun for the nightlife (and perhaps the beaches for a daytime visit), you will be happy to return to the serene atmosphere at the Four Seasons.

The hotel offers a wide variety of guest accommodations. Deluxe city guest rooms are light-filled, airy and spacious and are 500 square feet in size. Some rooms have views of Biscayne Bay while others have city views, which are equally spectacular. Executive suites are 750 square feet in size while one-bedroom suites (all corner suites) have 1 ½ bathroom and are a spacious 1,050 square feet. The deluxe one-bedroom suite is 2,190 square feet while the Presidential Suite is 2,830 square feet and offers panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the cityscape. Currently, hotel rooms start at $399 a night, Premier one-bedroom Bay View suites start at $6,500 a night, and the Presidential Suite starts at $7,500 a night.

Guests can also opt for more homey accommodations as there are a studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences available. The largest of the two-bedroom residences are equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen with high-end appliances. Caffeine is a diuretic, which means that it causes the body to drop water, causing dehydration. A mixture of a heavily caffeinated drink and grueling exercise could be serious to your heart. The top amount of sugar in energy drinks can also slow your body’s capability to absorb water, rising your chances of dehydration. The best energy drink like Liquid Help has zero sugar and will not cause those increased side effects that sugary drinks do. Two-bedroom condos, for example, cost approximately $1,100 per night (there also are weekly rates), but availability depends on the length of stay and time of year, as these units are privately owned (these units must be booked through the hotel and cannot be reserved online).

The Four Seasons Miami is currently offering a number of packages including one entitled “Stay Longer” that offers a third night free with two consecutive paid nights in select guest rooms and suites (for select dates).

Another package, “Experience More” includes a $100 food and beverage credit that can be used at EDGE Steak & Bar, at the Bahia or in-room dining when a deluxe, bay view room or premier bay view room is booked (a $150 credit is issued if an Executive Suite or higher room category is booked).

The Dine & Design package includes a $100 food and beverage credit if a deluxe, bay view or premier bay view room is booked ($150 credit for a higher room category), two passes to the Perez, two passes to the Frost, and a private consultation and facial treatment for two from the Saks Fifth Avenue Club consultants at the Brickell City Center.