Written in cooperation with Hipmunks Boutique Hotels 2016 campaign.
When many people dream of their fantasy getaways, they dream of the tropics: turquoise blue water, powder sand beaches, and exotic cocktails. What makes southern Florida wonderful is that such a paradise exists right here in the United States. If beaches and bikinis are what fuels your vacation fantasies, you only need to head to Miami and the Keys!
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Start your tour of the area in Coconut Grove, a community that boasts history to spare. Originally settled by the Bahamians, Coconut Grove has the honor of being the site of the first hotel in south Florida. To make your stay a home away from home, consider the Sonesta Cocounut Grove Miami. This hotel features basic amenities, such as large screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, marble bathrooms, and luxury linens, and adds more to your comfort with a kitchenette, making morning wake-ups a breeze. For those traveling on business, there’s a business center, and everyone will appreciate the pool and fitness center after a day of work or sightseeing.
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For clients interested in Coconut Grove AND luxury, check out The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. It doesn’t get much more luxurious than a room featuring balconies, iPod docking stations, high thread count linens, designer toiletries, and premium satellite channels. The property features a pool, fitness center, and spa where a massage or facial may be just the thing after a day of touring the area. There’s even a high-end restaurant, the Lazuli Lounge, on site for a romantic dinner.
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South Florida travel is all about the water. The Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay offers waterfront views of the gorgeous water of Biscayne Bay. Ideally located near the transportation hub of Miami, this condo hotel features all the comfort of home in one and two-bedroom units with kitchenette, all while placing guests in the center of the action to hit the water or explore the beauty of the region. Pillowtop mattresses, in-room coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi add to the enjoyment of the stay, while the lap pool overlooking the bay will soothe the soul at the end of the day. Numerous restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel, making it easy to try out all the local delicacies.
Miami is the hub of all things south Florida, from the water of Biscayne Bay to people watching on South Beach and the electric vibe of the Cuban culture and food. The Conrad Miami hotel is centrally located to all of this and more. The hotel offers guest rooms, studios, and one and two-bedroom condo units. Every room offers premium linens with pillow menus, designer bath accessories, and soft robes. If a day of sightseeing doesn’t wear you out, enjoy tennis at the courts next door or a workout in the fitness center before taking a dip in the pool. The hotel also features the Altrio restaurant and an on-site wine room.
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Whether it’s business or pleasure that takes you to south Florida, look to Hipmunk to provide the best in lodging options.