With several awards under its belt (Condé Nast Readers’ Choice, Forbes, Fodor’s, etc.), the Mandarin Oriental is a favorite destination for leisure, business and ‘bleisure’ travelers in the so-called ‘gateway to Latin America’. This luxurious property is adjacent to Miami’s business district, on Brickell Key Drive in Biscayne Bay, and all rooms have balconies from which to enjoy views of the bay.
Amenities: The hotel fulfills the premise of the Oriental hallmark of design and luxury, but without being too variegated. Inside are restaurants that entice guests to linger rather than go out for culinary experiences. The most prominent is La Mar by Gaston Acurio, the Miami branch of the famous Peruvian chef.
Business and events tips: Business sessions and meetings with partners or potential investors can be held in the hotel’s lounges and combined with relaxation and wellness offerings. During relevant events, such as The Bitcoin Conference, Art Basel or Miami Art Week, the hotel becomes an extension with exclusive lectures or dedicated curatorships by experts and celebrities. In some rooms, and depending on the season, you can get a free night when paying more than three.
What’s nearby: Despite its location, close to major business hotspots, the Mandarin Oriental distinguishes itself by retaining a halo of intimacy throughout the property. However, it should be noted that the hotel has no pedestrian routes to Miami’s main attractions.
Regular Rate: US$2,543 (charged 3 nights at US$750 plus tax).
Location: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA