Checking In: A guide to the hottest South Florida hotels

  • Checking In: Fairmont Turnberry Isle a haven for golfers, and birds

    Checking In: Fairmont Turnberry Isle a haven for golfers, and birds

    Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura; http://www.fairmont.com/turnberryisle; 305-932-6200 Back story: A sketch on a cocktail napkin began the transformation of what was originally 785 acres of Dade County swampland into what is now the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort....

  • Checking In: The Breakers in Palm Beach combines history and luxury

    Checking In: The Breakers in Palm Beach combines history and luxury

    The Breakers One South County Road, Palm Beach, 33480; 561-655-6611, thebreakers.com. Back story: With more than 112 years of history, The Breakers has back stories to its back stories. Presidential and royal visits. High-society soirées. Celebrity sightings in the lobby, by the pools, along the...

  • Checking In: The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel has a multimillion-dollar facelift

    Checking In: The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel has a multimillion-dollar facelift

    1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; sheraton.com/fortlauderdalebeach; 954-524-5551 Back story: Formerly known as the Sheraton Yankee Clipper, the Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel reopened in January 2010 after a multimillion-dollar renovation. A Fort Lauderdale landmark, the hotel was originally...

  • Checking In: Experience the serene at ONE Bal Harbour Resort and Spa

    Checking In: Experience the serene at ONE Bal Harbour Resort and Spa

    ONE Bal Harbour Resort and Spa 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; oneluxuryhotels.com; 305-455-5400; 877-455-5410 Back story: Even the most jaded world travelers will be soothed by the serene, understated elegance at ONE Bal Harbour. Harboring a $4 million art collection by the likes of Ed Moses...

  • Checking In: The Hotel is a South Beach jewel

    Checking In: The Hotel is a South Beach jewel

    Checking In With The Hotel on South Beach 801 Collins Ave., along with the new three-story oceanfront addition at 800 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; thehotelofsouthbeach.com; 305-531-2222; 877-843-4683 Back story: Built in 1939 by master architect L. Murray Dixon, The Hotel originally was named The...

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