The epitome of hip can be found at this stylish South Beach lodging.
A renovated beachfront complex consisting of two existing hotels and a 22-story tower added in 2001, this palace of hip features 322 luxury accommodations ranging from deluxe studios to one- and two-bedroom suites. There are also eight bi-level bungalows. The hotel keeps the luxe level high with such standard amenities as 400-thread-count Egyptian linens and Bose Wave CD players. Travelers can soak in the sun by one of the pools surrounded by lush gardens and swaying palms, or meditate under an umbrella on the private beach. On-site Terrazza is a sleek Italian eatery, and the intensely popular Skybar, with its ethereal outdoor lounge adorned with lanterns, continues to draw the young and chic.