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 Guests can’t help but feel on top of the world surrounded by floor-to-floor ceiling windows with views of lush gardens and beautiful infinity pools that spill into the ocean.

The jewel at the north end of Collins Avenue in the Art Deco District of Miami is the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach. Founded in 1956, the Eden Roc has been a second home to Hollywood royalty, politicos and top power players for years. Notable names like Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart are just a few stars that have graced the guest book, proving Eden Roc is the place to see and be seen. Guests have the option of lounging atop plush, modern chairs by one of the four infinity pools, or hitting up the beach to read a book and lounge. The $220 million 2008 renovations include the new 21-story Ocean Tower, the 1500° restaurant, the Aquatica poolside bar and the first-ever ELLE Spa.

On one side of the iconic hotel, guests take in the breathtaking view of the Atlantic; to the other, the yachts and mansions of the Intracoastal Waterway dazzle, reflecting the Miami sun and water. With the renovations, the hotel has nearly doubled its size –  it formerly boasted 349 guest rooms to the current 631 oversized guest rooms, as well as three 2,500 square-foot penthouse suites, 18 oceanfront one-bedroom suites and 15 bi-level bungalow suites with floating staircases. The rooms are also decked out with the necessary HDTVs, Wi-Fi Internet access and iPod docking stations, features appreciated by the power players who frequent the luxe hotspot.

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