Acqualina Resort and Spa is a Leading Hotels of the World property and a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and the AAA Five Diamond awards.
Located in Southern Florida’s Sunny Isles Beach between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal waterways, the resort is only a half-hour drive from the Miami International Airport.
As you pull into the hotel’s palatial porte cochère, you can’t help but notice the numerous Rolls Royce and late model automobiles parked in the driveway. You are in good company…
On your way to the elevators you take in the elegant lobby, soaring arched windows, majestic chandeliers, and opulent interior.
The hotel’s luxurious 98 guestrooms and suites face the ocean or the Intracoastal, offering stunning vistas of water and sky punctuated by towering high rises. Rooms are impeccably decorated with champagne-bronze accents, chenille velvets, plush satins, bouclés and exotic textiles. The gray, taupe, and sand color hues echo the easy-living Floridan style.
The huge bathroom features large wall mirrors, imported marble, double vanities, a supersized Jacuzzi tub, and a glass enclosed shower. Fine amenities such as plush towels, silky robes, slippers, and ESPA toiletries spell luxury and attention to detail.
One of Acqualina’s major attractions is its private beach club on the Atlantic Ocean. It offers three oceanfront pools, white canvas cabanas, locker rooms, and “white glove” service. The grounds are meticulously landscaped with manicured green lawns, flowering bushes, and palm trees. Crimson-red umbrellas and cushions add a vibrant accent to the sun washed décor. Pick a shady spot poolside or on the beach and, with an icy glass of lemon infused water in hand, relax and watch the Atlantic waves sweeping the sandy shoreline.
Acqualina offers several dining venues where you can enjoy anything from a light sandwich to an elegant dinner.
Start your day with their generous breakfast buffet, a lavish spread of hot and cold selections, freshly baked pastries, smoothies, fruit juices, and various themed dishes. On weekends, the spread also includes seafood, tuna with black sesame seeds, and filet mignon.
For a gourmet dinner head to AQ, the hotel’s elegant restaurant. It is located in a large oval-shaped room with high ceilings, modern chandeliers and huge windows overlooking the pools and beach. Highlights of the modern American menu include a Corvina ceviche, three mushroom risotto with truffle oil, and seared to perfection beef tenderloin.
For fine Italian dining treat yourself to Il Mulino, the famous New York restaurant, located right off the hotel’s lobby.
A stay at the resort would not be complete without some pampering at the Acqualina Spa by ESPA, an exquisite 20,000 square foot sanctuary overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Indulge in a therapeutic massage or rejuvenating facial.
The hallmark of the resort is its attentive and professional staff. They are friendly and eager to help answering guest requests with only one word: “Absolutely.”
Life at the Acqualina is so alluring that two thirds of the towering building is occupied by residences, and two more buildings are under construction to accommodate the high demand.
For hotel reservations and information call 305-918-8000 or visit www.acqualinaresort.com.