South Florida Hotels

written by | Posted on May 15th, 2012

Hotel Urbano at Brickell in Miami, Florida.

Hotel Urbano at Brickell in Miami, Florida.

We’ve got the latest scoop on the hottest South Florida hotels this summer.

Have your tennis hopefuls hobnob with the stars at Turnberry Isle Miami, which—in addition to offering 36 holes of championship golf and the Laguna pool and lazy river—is offering its newest amenity: a partnership with Cañas Tennis Academy, providing tennis lessons with players ranked in the top 10 for doubles and singles.

Co-founded by tennis pro Guillermo Cañas, Cañas Tennis is working with Turnberry Isle to allow its guests and members access to private lessons, group clinics, pro-am tournaments, summer camps, and a community match-play program. Rates for private lessons start at $100 per hour with Turnberry tennis professionals and $300 per hour with Cañas tennis professionals. Rates for daily clinics start at $40.

Plus, enjoy a Fourth Night Free this summer with Turnberry’s most recent package deal, which includes a $100 resort credit for food and beverages. Package rates start at $179 per night. For more information, call (855) 201-8027 or visit turnberryislemiami.com.

Those clients looking for all of the adventure without so much effort might enjoy the “camptivities” at the oceanfront Trump International Beach Resort. Here, guests will enjoy the fun of camping with the luxury of top-notch amenities.

For instance, guests can enjoy a Starry Night Turndown ($50 per room), providing bed tents for children and a star projector to transform guestroom ceilings into a cosmic galaxy. Poolside cooking classes will have them filling up on smoothies and grilled delights while they learn techniques from the chef during the Taste of Miami ($225 per room). Or for a more romantic experience, try Camping Miami-Style ($300 per room), where the resort’s executive chef prepares a private dinner by a fire pit under the stars.

Best available rates start at $240 per night. For more information, call (866) 628-1197 or visit trumpmiami.com.

Meanwhile, clients whose itinerary is loaded with sunbathing and swimming should check out the new Cool Off Concierge at Hotel Urbano at Brickell. This 65-room boutique art hotel will roll out its new service this June, available poolside to keep guests sunburn free and cool as can be.

The Cool-Off Concierge offers guests complimentary amenities to keep cool during the hottest hours of the day, including chilled cucumber slices for the eyes, citrus water to keep hydrated, and a Sunscreen Bar offering guests a variety of sunscreen options to choose from. A Cool-Off bar menu will also be available, featuring frozen cocktails and fruit kebobs.

And when guests stay two nights, they can enjoy a third night free. Summer rates start at $86 per night from June 1-Sept. 30, with third night free applied. For more information, call (305) 854-2070 or visit hotelurbano.com.

For an easy, no-frills vacation, pick the Mayfair Hotel & Spa boutique property in Coconut Grove, which is offering best available rates starting at $149 per night, including a savings of $20 on any luxury suite, complimentary room upgrade, continental breakfast at Spartico, and happy hour cocktails from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.