Miami is one of the best places to visit in the wintertime, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of amazing hotels to choose from. Since my photographer, Chelsae Anne, and I are always up for an adventure and a new location to shoot at, we decided to take a staycation to Miami and stay in a new hotel. Our choice? The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.
From the second we arrived to the very last minute, we were spoiled, pampered and at home. The property, nestled on the corner of North Miami Beach has an incredible spa, a great restaurant and offers access to one of Miami’s most exclusive addresses, Bal Harbour. We spent lazy days taking in the pool from our very own private cabana (complete with a cute pool boy, bartender and private attendant) to enjoying the beach from our private terrace with breathtaking views. Here are more of the highlights…
To me, it’s the small things that matter the most when staying at a hotel. It’s the glass of champagne when I walk in the entrance. The chocolates on my bed. The Vogue magazine (my favorite) on my dresser. The delicious fresh squeezed juice in the morning. The surprise facial at Exhale Spa. The rose petals in my bathtub. Everyone knowing my name. (True story. Everyone at the hotel knew my name!) Complimentary transportation to dinner in Bal Harbour. The late check-out. Often, it’s those small things that make an experience… spectacular for me. And every part of it was amazing.
When it comes to service, the Ritz-Carlton is always outstanding (this isn’t my first stay. I’ve stayed at many Ritz-Carlton locations!). It’s what sets it apart from other luxury hotels. Never over the top, just enough to make you feel comfortable and at home. Small tweaks and surprise additions to your stay to make your life easier. As if the staff is always one step ahead of you.
Thank you again, Ritz-Carlton for the stay! It’s my new favorite place to stay in Bal Harbour!