In sexy South Florida, life is nothing if not luxurious – but some hotels do it better than most. If you’re looking for a stay that’s sure to put you right in the lap of luxury, try one with the over-the-top amenities listed below. From a chocolate footbath to your very own luxury yacht or car, these anything-but-standard hotel amenities are nearly impossible to resist. Trust us: we can’t.
Douse yourself in chocolate at the W Fort Lauderdale.
And we mean it, too. At this diamond oceanfront property, you can get an in-room pedicure in the sweetest way possible: with chocolate. At your request, the concierge can send a beautician to your room with a tub of hot chocolate to give your twinkle toes the luxe pedicure and milk-smoothing footbath they’ve been craving.
...and after lots of Champagne, recover.
As one of the hottest hangouts on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the W Fort Lauderdale is not just a place to indulge. It’s a place to have fun, too. In fact, with its haute martinis, live DJs and sexy, poolside vibes, a night at the hotel’s lounge, Living Room, is a guaranteed good time… almost too good. To help you recover, wake up the next morning to your butler knocking on your door (softly!) with the hotel’s “(Hangover) Recovery Amenity” – it has a mini Bloody Mary bar for two, a bottle of Tito’s Vodka, Advil, Tylenol, Band-Aids and Tums.
Treat your furry friend to a night at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa.
Next time you want to live in the lap of luxury, take your dog with you. In fact, at Coconut Grove’s own Mayfair Hotel & Spa, your dog is just as important as you are. In your room, find a pet bed with a lounging mat, bottled water, a water bowl and “Mayfair” Dog Biscuits just for man’s best friend.
Make use of the Tanning Butler. (Yes… you read that right.)
Everyone comes to Miami for the beach (and the luxury and the partying and the celebrity stalking). But at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, they take tanning up a notch by providing their very own tanning butler. Hired solely to make sure hotel guests leave “the 305” perfectly bronzed, this hired specialist patrols the pool deck to help guests apply sunscreen everywhere – and we mean everywhere – they need it. On top of that, he or she comes stocked with tanning products, sunglasses and other necessary sun products for guests to use at their leisure.
Get your own private yacht at the Nobu Eden Roc.
Fort Lauderdale is the yacht capital of the world, but all over South Florida, we celebrate it. At the Nobu Eden Roc Miami Beach, guests can use one of the hotel’s four private yachts to go wherever they wish for four- or eight-hour increments. Yachts leave from the Nobu Eden Roc Marina, located directly across from the resort, and come with a captain, a mate, and a fridge packed with water, ice and sodas.
Drive a ‘Benz for a day at Faena Miami Beach.
Buckle up, luxury-lovers! If you want to drive in style, the Mercedes-Benz Suite Drive Program at the Faena Miami Beach makes sure you do. Exclusively for those who book a one-bedroom suite category or higher, this program lets guests experience a luxurious all-day test drive from the hotel’s fleet of dazzling Mercedes-Benz automobiles: from the Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan and E400 Coupe, to the GLS 450, the S550 Coupe and the Mercedes-Maybach S600.
Never be late to work at the JW Marriott Marquis.
Sitting right in the crux of Downtown Miami and Brickell Avenue, in Miami’s financial district, the JW Marriott Marquis was built with business travelers in mind. In town for a conference, or looking for a place to grab lunch in between meetings? Power lunch at the hotel’s award-winning, Daniel Boulud restaurant, db Bistro Moderne, and come back right when you need to. They have a three-course, prix fixe weekday lunch that’s as quick as it is delicious; and when the bill comes, your waiter will automatically call valet to make sure your car is waiting for you as soon as you walk outside.
By: Jennifer Agres