When it comes to commemorating and celebrating years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds of romantic bliss or otherwise, nothing says “I love you” like a stay at a swanky hotel. Miami has plenty, but you want nothing short of spectacular when looking for romantic anniversary ideas deserving of your special relationship, no matter how long it’s been. But who’s counting? Without further ado, celebrate your “I do” at one of these three top hotels in Miami:
With its impressive Far Eastern decor, demeanor, and design, The Setai impresses from the moment you step through the door. It features Burmese teak, Indonesian bronze, and bricks hailing from a historic Shanghai building. Start off your stay by plunging into the deep soaking tubs before you swaddle yourself in comfy, chic linens. While you may not want to leave the room, you should at least take a dip together in one of the hotel’s three infinity pools. The food and cocktails here are top-notch, but given the occasion, you might opt for room service to celebrate being in one of the top hotels in Miami. Should you emerge, grab your honey and bask in the dimly lit courtyard amid the reflecting pools to a perfect lounge-vibe soundtrack. After sipping some bubbly, consider a trip to the hotel’s luxurious spa, where treatments are derived from different types of exotic teas. Everything about The Setai screams exotic. You and yours have made it this far—you deserve it.
Carillon Miami Beach
The Carillon Miami Beach has emerged from the days of Art Deco as a newly revitalized, energized, and modernized player in the Miami hotel scene. As you warm instantly to the modern rooms bathed in soothing tones of purple, green, and orange, you stifle excited giggles together at the luxury of 400-thread-count sheets, fluffy pillows, and whirlpool tubs. Should you choose to emerge from your room, you can get a fabulous spa treatment in the crystal steam room or European thermal suite. Soak in the Atlantic pool, complete with jetted Hydro Spa and contoured seats. There are no roped-off restaurants or bars here, and the vibe is serene compared to most of the area’s scene-heavy stays. It’s all about you two, as it should be when you’re considering romantic anniversary ideas.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Miami Beach luxury has a new mistress, and her name is Faena. Opened in December, Faena is as fancy as hotels in Miami Beach get. If you really want to impress your significant other, a stay here will be worth your while—but don’t be surprised if your SO falls in love with the hotel while you’re there. This is major competition and a stunning distraction. The lobby is arresting, with floor-to-ceiling murals and gold-leafed columns reminiscent of a much more historical building. The Living Room lounge dazzles with red leather chairs, zebra-print couches, and a grand piano—a far cry from the living room you two left behind at home. The luxe doesn’t stop at fancy furniture. For culinary theatrics, there’s Pao, a dinner theater by Top Chef winner Paul Qui.
If your suite looks straight out of a movie set, that’s because it sort of is, designed by award-winning film director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, Oscar-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin. However, this isn’t Moulin Rouge. This is Miami Beach, on the fringe of Art Deco with red couches and every detail down to the artisanal bed throws considered. There is also a 15,000-square foot Tierra Santa Spa (check out the ice chamber), and to cater to your every need, the Faena butlers and experience managers are at your beck and call.