Centrally located in the heart of Miami Beach, the Eden Roc Hotel offers the best of both worlds – a cosmopolitan experience with city energy beachside. The Eden Roc is the ideal place to combine work and play. Besides the gentle swells and creamy soft sands of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean and beaches just outside your door, Eden Roc is close to a myriad of attractions, recreational activities, museums, festivals, Wynwood Art District, Little Havana, world-class cuisine, sizzling nightlife, and endless shopping – in case you choose to step off property.
However, there really is no need to leave. When done with your workday and you are ready to play, the ocean is just a few feet away and beachside Malibu Farm and Nobu Restaurants are just downstairs which are also available for catering menus. Meetings, VIP dinners, and corporate retreats can be held at a variety of settings on the property – with over 70,000 square feet – from classic ballrooms to outdoor spaces to rooms for boardroom meetings and brainstorm sessions. Eden Roc’s commitment to elevating your experience includes team-building exercises such as culinary classes, Beach Olympics, Scavenger Hunts, Charitable Organizations, water adventures, sailing regattas, and more.
Here are 10 Reasons Eden Roc Miami Beach is the perfect hotel to combine work and play
1. Feel rejuvenated with sprawling oceanfront rooms
Elevated above the sea, the aquamarine ocean with its white foamy waves is the best view bedside or on your oversized hotel room balcony. The perfect retreat, unwind in your Junior Suite with a bath in the jetted whirlpool tub with a rain shower and the best-smelling toiletry products from Maison Margiela’s Replica collection, the only hotel to feature its formula “Beach Walk.”
An alluring restful way to spend an evening is in your spacious hotel room with the balcony doors open reclining in the teakwood bed with an espresso, watching your favorite show on the 55-inch flat-screen TV. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed (24-hour room service) with an organic dish such as Frittata with Ricotta and Garden Vegetables.
A garment steamer is a nice hotel room touch to help keep dresses and business shirts wrinkle-free. With 415 oceanfront guest rooms, one and two-bedroom suites, bi-level lofts, and “legendary” suites are also possible.
2. Book an oceanfront or poolside “work” cabana
Take your intimate meeting and laptops to the beach. Work remote in an oceanfront or poolside cabana. Miami Vice cocktails will be sure to add to your productivity. A $25 food and beverage credit comes with your cool cabana.
3. Take a pool or ocean dip during your work break
Find three pools to retreat to for a swim, quick workday break, or end of the day lounge. Jump in the warm Atlantic ocean for an invigorating renewal.
4. Dine or have your work meeting catered by on-site Nobu and Malibu Farm
Just downstairs, guests have easy access to beloved Malibu Farm and famed sushi success, Nobu Restaurant. Malibu Farm has continued to broaden its reach from Malibu, California to a worldwide restaurant dynasty ensuring fresh, organic local produce that satisfies customers. Now in Miami below Nobu Hotel, one of the only beachfront dining options in South Beach is white rustic Malibu Farm.
Gourmands will rejoice with the sweet Avocado Pizza, Corn Pizza with BBQ roasted chicken, Grass-Fed Burger, Chicken Meatballs, fresh salads, Vegan Coconut and Tofu, and Broccoli Mashed Potatoes. Start your evening here for sunset with a frose´ slushy or signature cocktails like Smoke with Mezcal and Shishito chipotle agave and Coconut with toasted coconut-infused rum, coconut agave, and pineapple juice.
Sidle up to the sushi bar at Nobu to watch the chefs in action. Chef Jake Eaton helms the popular Miami location offering not only signature classics but Miami specialties like sinful Wagyu Foie Gras Gyoza and Lobster Truffle Uni Noodle. Sample a variety of the chef’s choice with the omakase tasting menu or savor Nobu Classics like candy-like Miso Eggplant, melt-in-your-mouth Baked Miso Cod, Rock Shrimp Tempura, fresh salmon sashimi with truffle oil, Yellowtail Jalapeno, and Miso Braised Short Rib. The sake menu comes with exciting options such as clean floral Junmai, silky smooth Daiginjo YK35, and Honjozo Onigoroshi ‘Devil Killer.’
5. Mix up your work environment with numerous spaces
Indoor-outdoor meeting spaces abound (47) in a variety of sizes with ocean and bay views with some being able to accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Ballrooms feature floor to ceiling windows flooding spaces with natural light and breathtaking views.
Creatives spaces include the spa terrace, ERC garden, spa garden, expansive suites, and lofts. The Aquatica Bar located by the Ocean Garden Pool with beach bar is our favorite location to breathe in the ocean air and sip seasonal cocktails. Make everyone happy with dining options from top chefs at Nobu, Eden Roc, and Malibu Farm.
6. Destress with complimentary fitness classes or a gym workout
Studio fitness classes are free for guests. Check out pilates, vinyasa yoga, Tango classes, HIIT circuits, Zumba, Barre, and more. The sprawling fitness center offers a wide variety of Artis Line TechnoGym equipment.
7. End your workday at the Esencia Wellness Spa
The impressive Esencia Wellness Spa has 18 treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy circuit and a plethora of wellness services to choose from. Prior to your treatment, guests can take advantage of complimentary access to the spa (or book a Day Pass for $25) - steam, sit in a bubbly indoor jacuzzi, jump in the cool plunge pool, indulge in the 20+ nozzle hydro- experience shower, or relax in the spa lounge with fireplace and resort views.
This spring, discounts are offered on select treatments like the lux body treatments by Natura Bisse. The Citrus Drench body wrap hydrates skin with concentrated vitamin C which helps protect skin from premature aging. The Oxygen Body Detox also rebalances your skin. The HydraFacial left my skin smooth after cleaning out my pores with a non-laser non-invasive skin resurfacing technique. Hydrating and moisturizing potions and masques helped smooth my skin tone and improve my skin’s wrinkles and fine lines too.
8. Sip hand-crafted cocktails with live music in the lobby
The Lobby Bar in the famous Morris Lapidus-designed lounge updated by designer David Rockwell always seems to be bumping socially and with free live music and DJs, weekends can be quite a scene. Order a hand-crafted cocktail and socialize away.
9. Take advantage of free hotel events
Besides the outdoor games (available upon request) like ping-pong, foosball, cornhole, and ladder golf, guests should make sure to pay attention to the weekly list of free (and some paid) events. Kids can take a pizza-making class at Malibu Farm. Adults can participate in full moon yoga with sound bowl healing, interactive classes to learn about specialty facials, and pop into a lecture about LOVE.
10. Entertain your kids in half or full-day programs
Want to bring your significant other along or even your kids during your work conference or business trip? While you are in meetings, occupy your children with half and full-day programs with pool and beach activities, arts and crafts, and more at the BeCo Kids Club. Let mom go to the spa and let dad enjoy mojitos at the beach while the kids have their own parent-free blast.
Written by Melissa Curtin
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