PENTHOUSE VIEWS MAKE FOR A ROMANTIC “I DO”
By Madeline Scharf
Miami Beach Luxurious Beachfront Suites at W South Beach Resort Hotel, located in the most illustrious neighborhood of Miami, attracts the beautiful and famous looking for an unapologetically luxurious, beachfront oasis with a hot nightlife just steps from the grounds. The 20-story glass building rests on the northern end of Collins Ave., farther away from the hub of South Beach hotels, allowing for a more private and exclusive getaway. The entrance lobby, both glitzy and refined, boasts marble flooring, lounge-y furniture, and large art pieces covering the walls. Even before checking-in, you’ll be thanking yourself for deciding to stay here.
HERE’S THE SCOOP
After a $30 million renovation that began in March 2020, W South Beach is once again welcoming locals and travelers to stay, dine, and party at the internationally acclaimed 5-star resort. 350 spacious guest suites have been re-designed to urban beach retreats, a new best-in-class spa was added, and a refreshed 100-million-dollar art collection is on display. The aesthetics are warmer, and brighter and embrace Miami’s glamorous lifestyle. And although W South Beach is a scene to be seen at, the hospitality is always on point. Craving sushi at 2am? Private yacht charter for the day? You got it. Each guest is assigned a dedicated W Insider who is available twenty-four hours, seven days a week for “Whatever/Whenever®” to ensure guests are able to make the most out of their visit.
OUT AND ABOUT
If you need a Vitamin D break, there are delicious bakeries and restaurants, designer boutiques, and distinguished art galleries and museums within walking distance. You can also explore the area with W South Beach’s new cruiser bicycles. No Miami trip is complete without a stop in Wynwood, the city’s lively Art District, where larger than life graffiti murals from silly cartoons to social justice activists, line a plethora of industrial buildings. Be sure to also check out Miami Design District and Everglades National Park, a little over an hour drive away, for some seriously beautiful hiking with views.
BIG DAY DETAILS
Couples who love Miami’s vibrant culture and the jet-set lifestyle will find W South Beach to be the luxury destination wedding of their dreams. While the property offers a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, the largest of which can accommodate up to 400 guests, we highly suggest planning an intimate “I do” for the most romantic weekend of your life. Exchange vows on the wrap around balcony of one of the two E-WOW Penthouses decked out in gorgeous florals and glimmering candlelight. Afterward, enjoy cocktail hour in the spacious dining room before transitioning to Irma’s for an enchanting, seated reception dinner under the stars. The whimsical outdoor venue incorporates salvaged wood and debris from the namesake storm; a playful testament to the city’s resilience and sense of humor.
WE SIMPLY ADORE
• WET® Pool Deck – A lavish yet laid back, pool garden complete with plush day beds, cabanas, a live DJ, bar and restaurant.
• AWAY Spa – An indulgent wellness and beauty experience that offers a variety of specialty treatments and an outdoor terrace for guests to relax in between appointments.
• Living Room Bar – Every fabulous hotel has a moody, dimly lit space with funky seating and strong cocktails and the Living Room is no exception. Toast to the beginning of a night out or enjoy one last spirit before heading to bed.
• SWING and SWISH – Break a sweat during your getaway at the on-site regulation-sized basketball court or rooftop tennis court. There’s also complimentary “fuel classes” including yoga, W Boot Camp, and circuit workouts.