If you're hunting for an upscale hotel with resort-style facilities and first-rate hospitality, Conrad Miami might be your ideal match. Set over 17 floors in a 36-story skyscraper in downtown Miami, this swanky hotel comes with stupendous views over Biscayne Bay, a faultless selection of amenities (including a rooftop pool with some of the best views in the city), friendly staff, and supremely comfortable guest accommodation. If you need any more convincing to check in, check out these 10 reasons to stay at the Conrad Miami.
1. It's a foodie's dream
If you like food, you're going to love Conrad Miami even more. The hotel comes with several dining options for guests to enjoy. For a breakfast fit for kings, head for the Nativo Kitchen + Bar at the hotel’s Sky Lobby, which also doubles as a fine dining restaurant come lunch and dinner time. While you're there, be sure to check out the jaw-dropping art installation that dominates the lobby's ceiling space. For something a little more casual, stop by the Sky Pool to enjoy take-out-style coastal cuisine and a cheeky cocktail while enjoying the stunning skyline views.
2. It's got business conferences and events covered
If you're looking for a stylish venue for your next board meeting, team-building event, or work social occasion, the Conrad Miami has it covered. With over 20,000 sq. ft. of event space, including a large ballroom, poolside terrace, and private space in the onsite Nativo Kitchen & Bar, it's the ideal setting for any occasion. As oyster.com says, as a business-oriented hotel, it offers a vast array of amenities for business travelers, including a business center and a variety of well-equipped meeting rooms.
3. It's a memorable venue for a wedding
Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when it comes to picking a location. With its gorgeous views, excellent hospitality, and stylish setting, the Conrad Miami makes an outstanding choice. Offering a versatile, elegant space that includes a grand hall with gorgeous city views and a sophisticated 3,869 square-foot ballroom, it promises an unforgettable day. Wedding packages can be customized according to taste and budget. All include a menu tasting for up to four guests. There's also the chance to negotiate special rates for any guests staying overnight.
4. It offers the ultimate in R&R
The Spa at Conrad Miami bills itself as a peaceful getaway designed to help "reunite your body and mind." After a long day of sightseeing or taxing business meetings, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind. With a vast array of treatments and pampering sessions to choose from, a dry sauna for top-notch detoxing, and a team of highly qualified therapists on hand, it promises to restore and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.
5. Enjoy a workout with a view
Most hotels come with a fitness center, but you'll have to travel far and wide to find one with such gorgeous views as the one at the Conrad Miami. The state-of-the-art fitness center comes with an excellent range of cardio and strength equipment, but equipment aside, it's the wonderful skyline views that make working out here such a pleasurable experience. It's the same story on the three-lap rooftop pool, which is just as ideal for a relaxing dip as a training session.
6. It's perfect for tennis fans
If you're heading for the Conrad Miami, don't forget to pack your tennis racquet. With two floodlit tennis courts, it's the perfect place to enjoy a few sets. Better yet, both of the courts are set on the rooftop (the only rooftop tennis courts in Brickell Avenue), offering players divine views over the city skyscape. If your swing's a little rusty, polish it up under the guidance of a pro - the hotel is happy to arrange both group and private lessons as part of the service.
7. The location is second-to-none
As travelcodex.com notes, Conrad Miami's setting in the financial district of downtown Miami puts you within easy reach of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. While the major attractions are a little north of the hotel, it's easy enough to reach them via the MetroMover station across the street from the hotel. Hop on board the monorail, and it's just a few short stops to the American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, Bayside, Klipsch Bayfront Park Amphitheater, and other major attractions. According to thepointsguy.com, you can also get around by grabbing a free City of Miami Trolley, which stops just in front of the hotel.
8. The service is impeccable
Good service can make all the difference between a lousy stay and an incredible one. The staff at Conrad Miami are one of the hotel's star attractions, offering attentive, personalized service that manages to be both highly professional and incredibly friendly at the same time. There's always someone on hand to help if you need more ice or water or if your minibar needs restocking. It's rare to build a rapport with staff in a busy, urban hotel, but here, it's all part and parcel of the experience.
9. The rooms are divine
A comfortable, well-appointed room is key to a relaxing break. At the Conrad Miami, guests can be assured of clean, spacious accommodation complete with cloud-like beds, 500 thread count sheets, custom pillow options (pick from everything from Posturepedic to water pillows), well-stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs with cable, HBO, and DVD players, illy espresso machines, and iPod docking stations. Bathrooms are wonderfully sumptuous, with deep tubs, separate walk-in glass showers, and luxe amenities like plush bathrobes, slippers, and Aromatherapy Associates toiletries. The accommodation is split between studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom residences, all of which come with dry cleaning/laundry service and daily newspaper delivery on request.
10. It's great for families
The Conrad Miami might be primarily designed as a business hotel, but it also makes a great choice for business travelers who want to bring their families along for the ride. Although it only has a limited supply of adjoining rooms, it has plenty of one and two-bedroom residences that come with full kitchens and the option to add a rollaway bed and crib at no extra charge. All rooms come with Disney Channel OnDemand and DVD players, although most kids will probably be having too much fun shooting hoops in the rooftop pool to stick around the room. For fussy eaters, the in-room dining menu comes with a great range of kid-friendly options.
Written by Dana Hanson
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