The Viceroy (read the full reviewhere), situated in Downtown Miami, is not the ideal location for a beach holiday. However, for those who do not mind getting a taxi or hiring a car to reach the beach, this arty vibrant hotel is really top of its game. What is striking is that the intimacy and attention to detail make 14 floors of rooms feel like a homely boutique hotel. Interiors are quirky art-deco themed, designed by Kelly Wearstler. The intricacy of the dťcor in the suites gives the sense that each room was styled uniquely; every room is stunningly adorned with several art-deco lamps lime green leather arm chairs, mock marble desks, extreme marble floors and a modern king size four-poster bed made-up with exclusive crisp white Sferra linen. Each room also has an adjoining dining area, kitchinettes, a bathroom and balcony, although unfortunately the balcony is unfurnished. In true luxurious style all of the rooms are large, increasing in size from 38m≤ to 73m≤ according to which of the five price categories you go for.
Facilities include a roof-top pool area surrounded by olive trees, sports equipment, air conditioning, internet and the Eon restaurant on the 15th floor. Dining at Eon is to experience a distinguished menu of Greek-influenced cuisine in the evening, cooked by the chef Michael Psiliakis, and a more no frills breakfast of salmon bagels or muesli in the morning. A must-try is the trendy Stark spa, which has seating sunk into the pool where guests and day visitors can lay for hours serenaded by soothing music. Furthermore, the spa is adorned with a large fireplace that has homely tartan sofas, elegant mirrors, book cases and a majestic chandelier, all sophisticatedly designed by Philippe Starck. Another plus is that the Viceroy is both entertaining for young people as well as being family friendly. Young crowds will find a lot going on, especially on Thursday nights, and kids will have hours of enjoyment in the child friendly roof-top swimming pool. Impressively this is the longest roof-top swimming pool in Florida, if not the whole of the USA. For those moments when you wish to head further afield, the newly-built Mary Brickell Village is within walking distance of the hotel and offers an array of restaurants and bars with outdoor seating.
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