Hotel Breakwater

Reviewed by: Toni Kervina

940 Ocean Drive
between Ninth and Tenth
Miami Beach, FL 33139

See map: Google Maps

Opening Date: Monday, April 11, 2011

More About Hotel Breakwater:

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but when your great-aunt Nene learned the moves to "Single Ladies," that went out the window. And the recent re-opening of Hotel Breakwater is just another example of old being new again. The art deco Ocean Drive destination has undergone a multimillion-dollar face lift, thanks to new parent company Jordache (as in jeans). Expect a fashionable take on each of the 100 rooms, suites, lounges and "unfiltered" concierge service. First designed in 1939 by architect Anton Skislewicz, Breakwater saw several years of upgrades under designer Stephen B. Jacobs. each seriously sexy room comes with a foyer, king bed, organic mini bar and more. But opt for the penthouse and you'll also score a living room, secluded terrace and private plunge pool. Inside the five-story boutique hotel are several hangouts, including the intimissi rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the atlantic, daybeds and candlelit decks. Two floors down you'll find the wellness garden, equipped with cabanas, a floating lap pool and poolside massages. Want to bake in peace? Head outside to the guest-only beach zone. If you're short on ideas, indulge in one of breakwater's customized experiences, with enticing to downright amusing names like "bromance," "status quo" and the "florida resident special." Because no one has to know you're a local. Live it up like a carefree tourist (but please leave the neon SPF at home). Break on through to the other side.

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