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Ocean Drive - - Contents March 2017 - BY ROBYN A. FRIED­MAN

Eight stun­ning Mi­ami-area ho­tel pent­houses of­fer more than just five-star views. They make the high life worth liv­ing.

SLS South Beach’s Tower Pent­house, en­vi­sioned by Lenny Kravitz, is a suite fit for a rock star who also hap­pens to have ex­quis­ite taste. It fea­tures a kitchen and wet bar, an over­size soak­ing tub, a pri­vate rooftop ter­race, and daily break­fast for two.

EIGHT STUN­NING MI­AMI-AREA HO­TEL PENT­HOUSES OF­FER MORE THAN JUST FIVE-STAR VIEWS. THEY MAKE THE HIGH LIFE WORTH LIV­ING.

LAP OF LUX­URY: 1 HO­TEL SOUTH BEACH

Nes­tled in the heart of (and over­look­ing) Mi­ami Beach, the 3,500-square­foot Pres­i­den­tial Suite fea­tures two king bed­rooms, two and a half baths (with a Boffi free­stand­ing tub in the mas­ter), a kitchen straight out of a de­sign mag­a­zine, a din­ing area, a liv­ing room, a state-of-the-art me­dia room, and a pool table. There’s also a siz­able pri­vate bal­cony with a daybed for al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing. You’ll prob­a­bly never want to leave, but you should at least take an el­e­va­tor ride to the ground level and sweat it out at Soulcy­cle or grab a bite at Tom Colic­chio’s Beachcraft. Rates start at $15,000 per night. 2341 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 866-615-1111; 1ho­tels.com

OCEAN­FRONT OA­SIS: ACQUALINA RE­SORT & SPA

The Ital­ian res­tau­rant Il Mulino, a 20,000-square-foot ESPA Spa, health and well­ness coaches on de­mand, and not one but two Deluxe Three­bed­room Ocean­front Suites await on the 31st and 35th floors of this Sunny Isles re­sort. Each suite boasts a large liv­ing room, a full gourmet kitchen with Sub-zero ap­pli­ances, a mas­ter bed­room, and two ad­di­tional bed­rooms with spa­cious pri­vate bal­conies. The rate for the 2,376-square-foot suites, which can ac­com­mo­date eight adults or six adults and three chil­dren, is $5,200 per night. 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-918-8000; acqualina.com

IN­DOOR PLAY­GROUND: FONTAINEBLEAU MI­AMI BEACH

Want to party like Frank Si­na­tra? En­ter the iconic Fontainebleau, where one of the coun­try’s high­est-gross­ing

night­clubs, LIV, wel­comes a ro­tat­ing ros­ter of celebri­ties and DJS. If you hap­pen to be stay­ing in the five-bed­room, two-level Sor­rento Pent­house—which pro­vides nearly 10,000 square feet of lux­ury, sweep­ing views of the At­lantic, and a 4,400-square-foot bal­cony com­plete with a pri­vate pool and Jacuzzi—you’ll cer­tainly feel like Si­na­tra. Rates start at $7,500 per night. 4441 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-538-2000; fontainebleau.com

NAU­TI­CAL NEV­ER­LAND: NAU­TILUS SOUTH BEACH

The 1,495-square-foot pent­house greets guests with wal­nut floor­ing and three porthole win­dows, part of the un­der­stated nau­ti­cal theme of the space. The pri­vate, 427-square-foot ipe-wood sun­deck is just one of the pent­house’s spe­cial fea­tures, along with a kitch­enette, liv­ing room, and den. The mas­ter bed­room has 16-foot ceil­ings and, in keep­ing with the mar­itime mo­tif, a white­washed rat­tan head­board for the king-size bed. Down­stairs, in­dulge in Sun­day rosé pool par­ties or just take a walk on al­ways-buzzing Collins Av­enue (head to the ocean­front board­walk if you’re look­ing for a lit­tle more peace and quiet). Rates start at $1,750 and rise to $8,750 dur­ing high-de­mand pe­ri­ods. 1825 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-503-5700; six­ty­ho­tels.com

JACK­POT: SEMI­NOLE HARD ROCK HO­TEL & CASINO

You’ll spend barely any time in it thanks to the con­certs, gam­bling, pools, bars, and restau­rants that make Semi­nole Hard Rock an epic stay, but the South Pent­house is a lux­u­ri­ous 2,700-square-foot space with two bed­rooms and two and a half baths. It fea­tures teak­wood ceil­ings and walls, mar­ble floors, a 1,400-square-foot liv­ing area with Ti­betan car­pet­ing, and a kitchen with Sub-zero ap­pli­ances. The 850-square-foot mas­ter bed­room in­cludes a pri­vate bal­cony and a stone and mar­ble bath with Ital­ian glass ac­cents—the per­fect place to re­treat af­ter hit­ting

the ta­bles or tak­ing in a show from Chris Rock or Du­ran Du­ran. Rates start at $7,500 per night. 1 Semi­nole Way, Hol­ly­wood, 866-502-7529; semi­nole­hardrock­hol­ly­wood.com

BEACH PARTY: SLS SOUTH BEACH

Din­ner at Kat­suya? Check. Danc­ing on the bar at Hyde Beach? Check. Sleep­ing? Well, only if it’s in the Tower Pent­house, which of­fers 1,044 square feet of in­te­rior space and an ad­di­tional 552 square feet out­side. It fea­tures a 47-inch high-def­i­ni­tion tele­vi­sion, an over­size soak­ing tub, a kitchen, a wet bar, and even Ama­zon Echo. The pent­house was de­signed by rocker Lenny Kravitz’s firm, Kravitz De­sign. The rate is $2,500 dur­ing low sea­son or $5,500 dur­ing high sea­son, which in­cludes daily break­fast for two. 1701 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-674-1701; slsho­tels.com

SIG­NA­TURE STAY: THE ST. REGIS BAL HAR­BOUR RE­SORT

Look to the west and you’ll see a shop­ping mecca, Bal Har­bour Shops. Look to the east and you’ll see noth­ing but the At­lantic Ocean. Talk about a view. Three new Sig­na­ture Suites, each with four bed­rooms and four baths, opened at the St. Regis last year. With space for up to eight guests, each suite fea­tures two mas­ter bed­rooms with en suite mar­ble bath­rooms, walk-in clos­ets, and spa­cious bal­conies. In ad­di­tion to two more bed­rooms, the suites have a liv­ing room, a kitchen, and four 210-square-foot bal­conies with ocean views—not to men­tion St. Regis but­ler ser­vice. They start at $8,000 per night; two suites may be con­nected to form an eight-bed­room, 7,500-square-foot Grand Sky Palace Suite, which can ac­com­mo­date up to 18 guests and starts at $20,000 per night. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Har­bour, 305-9933300; streg­is­bal­har­bour.com

WILD NIGHTS, CHILL DAYS: W SOUTH BEACH

Re­designed last Novem­ber, the 2,200-square-foot, two-story pent­house fea­tures a spa­cious and sunny open floor plan with fur­nish­ings from Holly Hunt, David Weeks, Flex­form, Molteni & C, Hom­e­na­ture, Stark, and Michael Dawkins, as well as pieces de­signed specif­i­cally for the suite. The liv­ing room of­fers a cus­tom sec­tional and a state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen smart tele­vi­sion val­ued at $50,000, plus a Naim Mu-so sound sys­tem. The mas­ter bed­room fea­tures a cus­tom king bed, a spa­cious bal­cony, and a stone mas­ter bath. Guests also have ac­cess to a pri­vate rooftop plunge pool with an out­door liv­ing room and din­ing area—a great place to crash af­ter a night out at the cel­e­brated night­club Wall down­stairs. Rates start at $12,000 per night. 2201 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-938-3000; wsouth­beach.com

The new Sig­na­ture Suites at the St. Regis Bal Har­bour com­bine the spa­cious­ness of a pri­vate lux­ury home with the ser­vice and ameni­ties of a high-end re­sort.

The pent­house at Nau­tilus South Beach comes with a pri­vate ter­race roomy enough for a large party. be­low: Nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and cut­ting- edge de­sign mark the Pres­i­den­tial Suite at 1 Ho­tel South Beach.

Un­wind af­ter a show, or in­vite the band up for an af­ter­party, in the South Pent­house at Semi­nole Hard Rock. be­low: The Pres­i­den­tial Suite at 1 Ho­tel South Beach of­fers all the com­forts of home, in­clud­ing a plush liv­ing room and a state- of-theart me­dia room.

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