The luxury beachfront resort with the famous red chairs, sofas and umbrellas is back in the news.
The elegant, Mediterranean-style Acqualina Resort & Residences in Sunny Isles Beach was named the nation’s top destination resort in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. It was also named one of the top three waterfront hotels in the country.
The 4.5-acre property, which has 98 rooms and suites and 188 residences, is also home to upscale Il Mulino New York restaurant and Ke-uH Japanese restaurant, as well as Spa by Espa, which was No. 3 on The Best Hotel Spas list (the spa at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando took top honors, with the spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa at No. 7).
Here’s what 10Best wrote about the property: “Located on Florida’s Riviera, this award-winning Miami resort’s setting feels like an all-inclusive villa, with an expansive tropical beachfront and luxurious extras like fresh fruit. and homemade biscotti delivered to rooms, a marine biology-based kids program, and access to the heavenly spa.The lavish accommodations offer stunning views, while three swimming pools add to the appeal.
The Spa by Espa has been praised for its separate relaxation areas for men and women, plus “a Finnish sauna, crystal steam room, ice fountains and an experience shower. The oceanfront spa pool deck features a heated jet pool with a Roman waterfall.”
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“We are honored to be recognized,” said CEO and Partner Deborah Yager Fleming. “We have worked very hard to achieve and maintain a high level of excellence, and I am so proud of our incredible team.”
Family-owned and family-operated, Acqualina has also won a Forbes Five-Star Award for hotel and spa for 10 consecutive years, as well as AAA Five Diamond for 14 consecutive years. The property was also named one of the best hotels in the country by the US News & World report in May.
In the Best Hotel Pool category, 1 Hotel South Beach was ranked #4 in the nation. 10Best praised it because “guests not only have access to 600 feet of white sand beach on the Atlantic, but they also have a choice of four sparkling pools: the central family pool, the Cabana pool on the third floor, the oceanfront south pool and adults-only rooftop Pool 18 stories above the beach. 1 Hotel South Beach was also named one of the top three eco-friendly hotels in the United States.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort in Miami Beach has been named one of the nation’s top 10 health and wellness resorts, lauded for its 750-foot private beach, well-appointed suites, and range of rejuvenating treatments and programs physique oriented fitness. and emotional health.
USA Today uses a panel of experts and its top 10 editors to select the top 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners are chosen by popular vote.
Acqualina Resort & Residences: 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; www.acqualinaresort.com; 305-918-8000
1 South Beach Hotel: 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.1hotels.com/south-beach; 305-604-1000
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort: 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.carillonhotel.com; 866-800-3858
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