If it seems like you're hearing a lot about new and renovated Miami hotels, you're right. Simply put, the Miami hotel scene is hot, and the latest news just adds to travelers' luxury accommodation options.
The former Palms South Beach is getting ready to reopen as The Palms Hotel & Spa, with a new Aveda concept spa, new signature restaurant and the upgraded amenities travelers have come to expect at Miami hotels.
The Palms Hotel & Spa, a boutique-style Miami hotel, aims to provide guests with a "complete and genuine sense of well-being," with an oceanfront location that feels secluded but is walking distance to all the activity of South Beach.
The Palms Spa, set to open in April, will be Aveda's first luxury beach resort spa in the U.S. Facilities will include an indoor/outdoor relaxation area with steam room, poolside treatment cabanas, a beauty salon, fitness room and more.
The Essentia restaurant and lounge will focus on natural, gourmet dining focusing on Mediterranean flavors, with both low-calorie spa selections and organic items available. Guests can sit in the intimate indoor dining room, or eat al fresco under the Palms covered terrace. The lounge will feature a floating, glowing bar, bar menu and signature cocktails — some made with organic spirits. Essentia debuts in March.
Renovations to meeting rooms, the lobby and pool area are scheduled to be done in April, and upgrades to all guest rooms at this Miami hotel will be completed by spring 2010.
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