Three quarters of a century after the art deco movement, Miami remains one of the world’s trendiest and flashiest vacation spots. Luckily for visitors, South Beach is no longer the only place to stand and pose in Miami. North of downtown, the growing Wynwood and Design districts—along with nearby Midtown—are home to Miami’s hipster and fashionista movements, and the South Beach “scene” continues to extend both north and west, with the addition of new venues north of 20th Street, south of 5th Street, and along the bay on West Avenue. The reopening of the mammoth Fontainebleau and its enclave of nightclubs and restaurants along Mid-Beach paved the way for a mid-beach renaissance, luring other globally renowned resorts, lounges, and restaurants into the neighborhood, such as the Soho Beach House and the Faena District Miami Beach, a multiblock project in mid-Beach by Argentinian icon and developer Alan Faena, scheduled for a 2017 completion.
Visit Miami today and it’s hard to believe that 100 years ago it was a mosquito-infested swampland, with an Indian trading post on the Miami River. Then hotel builder Henry Flagler brought his railroad to the outpost known as Fort Dallas. Other visionaries—Carl Fisher, Julia Tuttle, William Brickell, and John Sewell, among others—set out to tame the unruly wilderness. Hotels were erected, bridges were built, the port was dredged, and electricity arrived. The narrow strip of mangrove coast was transformed into Miami Beach—and the tourists started to come. They haven’t stopped since!
Greater Miami is many destinations in one. At its best it offers an unparalleled multicultural experience: melodic Latin and Caribbean tongues, international cuisines and cultural events, and an unmistakable joie de vivre—all against a beautiful beach backdrop. In Little Havana the air is tantalizing with the perfume of strong Cuban coffee. In Coconut Grove, Caribbean steel drums ring out during the Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival. Anytime in colorful Miami Beach, restless crowds wait for entry to the hottest new clubs.
Many visitors don’t know that Miami and Miami Beach are really separate cities. Miami, on the mainland, is South Florida’s commercial hub. Miami Beach, on 17 islands in Biscayne Bay, is sometimes considered America’s Riviera, luring refugees from winter with its warm sunshine; sandy beaches; graceful, shady palms; and tireless nightlife. The natives know well that there’s more to Greater Miami than the bustle of South Beach and its Art Deco District. In addition to well-known places such as Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, the less reported spots—like the burgeoning Design District in Miami, the historic buildings of Coral Gables, and the secluded beaches of Key Biscayne—are great insider destinations.
YVE Hotel Miami
The latest hotel phenomenon in downtown Miami is the chic style of YVE Hotel Miami. We’re a unique boutique hotel in an unbeatable location at the heart of everything that makes Miami marvelous. Everything YVE will delight you, from the beautiful bay views, the bright airy rooms, to the friendly staff ensuring all her guests experience the most of their Miami adventures.
- Designer white furnishings and modern fixtures
- Premium bedding
- Free in-room WiFi
- Unlimited local and toll free calls
- Daily newspapers
- Unlimited daily coffee and tea service in Biscayne Tavern
- 37″ or 42″ HD LCD interactive TVs with web capabilities
- In-room safes, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards
- In-room dining provided by Biscayne Tavern
- Telephone with voicemail, built-in clock, radio and MP3 capability
*$20.33 daily resort fee is due at check-in
Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort has been an important part of the Sunny Isles Beach landscape since 1968. Throughout the years, Newport Beachside has catered to a steady crowd of VIPs, including famous entertainers like, Sammy Davis Jr., Tina Turner, The Platters, Jimi Hendrix and many others. Today, families from all over the world make our resort their home away from home when choosing Miami as their vacation destination. The beautiful oceanfront location combined with a wide range of wonderful services and amenities, continues to bring guests to Newport Beachside every year.
FEATURES & AMENITIES
• 5 Dining Venues – Kitchen 305: Full-service restaurant – Beach Bar @ Newport Pier: Dining on the Water – Coconuts Bar & Grill: Poolside tiki bar – Ocean Reef Café: Open for Sumptuous Breakfast Buffet – Capuccinos: Grab & Go • Fitness Center • Computer Center • Game Room / Arcade • Valet and Self-Parking • Concierge Desk • Water Sports Center • Beach Volleyball Court • Tiki-hut Cabanas and Beach Umbrellas • Children’s Beach Playground • Main Pool and separate Kiddie Pool • Beach/Pool towel and chaise service • Live Caribbean Music – Poolside • Daily Activities Calendar • Tour & Transportation Services • Ice and Vending Machines on all floors • Wireless Internet Access • Daily Newspaper • Coin-operated Laundry Facilities
*$20.00 daily resort fee is due at check-in