Bal Harbour, with its luxe shopping, haute dining, and glistening beaches is Miami’s premier leisure hub, so it only makes sense that one of the world’s top hotel brands have a presence in the neighborhood. Enter Ritz-Carlton, where your stay comes with a laundry list of award winning resort amenities and feels more like home. Especially at the newest addition to the Ritz-Carlton Florida portfolio, Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.
Clocking in at the tenth Ritz property in the state of Florida, the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour boasts 18 stories of guest rooms with floor to ceiling sprawling vistas of the Atlantic and Intracoastal water way. Each floor opens up to a semi private lobby, with doors to a one bedroom suite and standard hotel room, which can be combined into a two-bedroom suite. “This particular layout and availability to close off an entire floor is perfect for royal families,” says Communications Manager Richard Lemus. Guestrooms feature dark polished wood floors, ample workstations, and modern bathrooms that are like personal spas. Think stand-alone egg-shaped tubs with floor to ceiling windows and clandestine TVs that are part of the mirror.
A presidential suite takes up 2,800 square feet and comes equipped with a 20-person shower and private screening room. The price tag? $10,000 a night.
Tucked away in a corner, guests have access to 750 feet of private beach and a three million dollar jogging path the city of Bal Harbour has created. Take the Ritz-Carlton bikes and ride down to the South Beach property should you be feeling ambitious, or simply lounge by the European-edged swimming pool. You can even play a game of life size chess, or for even more privacy and serenity, cabanas with a private hot tub are available for daily rental. That’s in addition to the orbit bed, two lounge chairs, bottle of Prosecco, fruit platter and pool butler.
Not that you’ll need any more relaxing, but the 10,000 square foot spa can accommodate a plethora of treatments in any one of their ten private rooms with direct ocean views. You can even squeeze some reflection into your not so busy day with their pre and post reflection relaxation room. Then cap off your spa experience on the waterfront terrace.
A restaurant, helmed by executive chef Jorge Ramos, is currently undergoing a renovation of both interiors and menu, but will cater and live up to the culinary standards we’ve come to expect from a brand like Ritz-Carlton. Expect fresh seafood, Caribbean fusion and a heavily influenced maritime setting featuring a semi open kitchen and raw bar in the entrance corridor. Upon its completion, guests will have no reason to leave the reclusive sanctuary that is the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.