TIDES SOUTH BEACH

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The Tides towers over South Beach, a 12-story monolith in gleaming white, vaguely nautical, like a moored cruise ship, complete with telescopes in the guest rooms for scanning the high seas (surely nobody uses them just for watching the girls on the beach). Distinctly un-ship-like in their spaciousness are the cabins: the hotel’s 1936-vintage floor plan have since lost many an interior wall, leaving just 45 very large suites.

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The boutique accommodation houses 45 ocean-view suites, ranging in size from 550 to 2,600 square feet and carrying all the usual amenities, plus some extras. Chief among them is a small and incredibly chic army of personal assistants, ready to handle any request.

In the absence of an actual, physical spa, The Tides South Beach employs spa professionals who come to you, be it poolside or bedside. And when hunger calls, La Marea serves some of Florida’s best Italian cuisine.

What our Guests say:
A full selection of South Beach’s finest Spa Services are available in the privacy of the Ocean-View residential hotel rooms and Suites, and poolside at the pool terrace. ♥ Romantic! Nice outdoor dining! Simply Best in Town! ♥ Big Suite and good service! ♥ Very nice and clean hotel. Big rooms. Nice position and nice people. ♥ The best in Ocean drive. ♥ The best hotel in SoBe. ♥ Best hotel on Ocean Drive

The suites on the topmost floors are above the rooftops of Ocean Drive, and have dramatic views of this architecturally rich district—and yes, they have telescopes too, if you must know. The Goldeneye suite is an homage to Ian Fleming’s Jamaican estate (the two properties were once related, but have since divorced) and the Terra Nova penthouse, above, spans the entire tenth floor, for a 360-degree view.

Public spaces are no less impressive, whether the mezzanine deck with its fifty-foot pool, or the baby-blue rooftop patio, which feels a bit like the top of the world. The restaurant and bar are elegant as well as eclectic, and you never know who you’ll see, given Miami’s current status as the center of all things hip in America. The staff does a fine job maintaining a discreet atmosphere, so even if that is Bono at the next table, don’t expect a mad rush of autograph seekers.

Hotel Scene

• Nightlife: You have in a 1 mile distance from Tides: Opium-Prive, Crobar, Amika Loft Lounge & Discotheque, Purdy Lounge, Sky Bar, Mynt, State, Twist, Jazid and Van Dike.

• Shopping: Lincoln Road Mall at 5 minute walk, Bayside Market Place in Downtown at 3 miles, The luxury Ball Harbour Shops at 5 miles and Aventura Mall at 13 miles.

Beauty & Wellness

A full selection of South Beach’s finest spa services are available in the privacy of the Ocean-View residential Hotel Rooms and Suites, and Poolside at the Pool Terrace.

• Reflexology
In this traditional Asian practice, pressure is applied to acupres sure points of the feet which correspond to the different regions of the body and the vital organs. This treatment promotes wellbeing and increases the flow along the body’s meridian lines of energy. It is especially effective in offsetting the effects of travel on the body and encourages restful sleep.

• Mi Amor
Rekindle the romance with your companion in the privacy of your guestroom. With the expert touch of our therapists, the two of you will be reconnected and transformed to new heights of relaxation.

• Sea Shells by the Sea Shore
Indulge in sensory delight! This treatment uses smooth lava shells that are polished, hand painted and heated from the inside by combining natural ingredients of minerals, sea kelp, algae and salt water. The therapist will glide seamlessly over your body with the heated shells creating a synergy of warmth, relaxation and beauty.

Hotel Facilities

24/7 Front Desk 24/7 Room Service Babysitting
Beach Towels Business Centre Butler
Concierge Easy Access to the Beach Free Wi-FI
Handicap Facilities Hot Spot Mac Friendly
Mini Bar Pets Friendly Restaurant on Site
Room Service Suite with Ocean View Swimming Pool
Turndown Service VIP Floor Valet Parking

The Tides South Beach
1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

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