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    Where do the super rich vacation in Miami? One of these penthouse suites, probably.
    Issue Time:2018-07-11

    Where do the super rich vacation in Miami? One of these penthouse suites, probably.


    When a standard room simply won’t cut it, Miami’s already luxurious hotels come through with over the top digs—and price tags to match, of course. Here’s a peek inside Miami’s most sought after suites. We’re talking penthouses with floor-to-ceiling windows, rooftop pools, marble bathrooms and panoramic views stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the downtown skyline.


    1. The Setai

    The Setai is famously one of the most expensive hotels in South Beach. And the penthouse gives you 10,000 square-feet of zen-luxe accommodations, including a 3,000 square-foot ocean front terrace—all for a mere $32,000 a night. The views from the 40th floor are best enjoyed from the private terrace’s infinity pool and Jacuzzi. The four-bedroom, four-bath suite also includes a Steinway piano, a full-service kitchen and exclusive services like butler service upon request.

     From $32,000 per night.

    2. Faena

    Checking into the penthouse suite at Faena is like setting foot on a Baz Luhrmann movie set. The filmmaker and his wife, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, collaborated with Alan Faena on the creative direction of the hotel. Inside the penthouse suite, interior designer Frank Pollaro brought their vision to life. The suite is awash in gold and ivory with lavish animal prints and turquoise and red accents. At 14,507-square-feet, the five-bedroom, two-story suite offers a residential experience with multiple dining rooms, living rooms, a Grand Piano and expansive terraces for breathtaking views from sunrise to sunset.  

    From $31,500 per night.

    3. St. Regis, Bal Harbour

    Occupying the 23rd floor of the stunning St. Regis, Bal Harbour, the Grand Palace Suite is an apt name for the most lavish accommodations at this ultra-lux hotel. At 7,500 square-feet, the suite can sleep up to 20 guests across eight bedrooms. The Grand Palace actually combines two Sky Palace Suites whose floor plans mirror each other, so you get two living rooms, two entertainment rooms, two kitchenettes and four dining areas. After awhile you start to lose track of all the plush amenities (eight bathrooms, two soaking tubs…). Shacking up in the Grand Palace also affords you a complimentary butler, poolside day villa and access to the resort’s kid’s club.

    Rates from $30,000 per night.

    4. 1 Hotel South Beach

    At 3,600 square-feet, boasting a master bedroom, one-and-a-half baths, a living room, pool table alcove, media room and a balcony with sweeping ocean views and a daybed for lounging, 1 Hotel’s Presidential suite is a luxurious retreat. With furniture made of rough hewn white oak and natural fibers, wood-grained tile floors and nature-inspired pendant lamps, 1 Hotel’s Presidential suite reflects the aesthetic of “bringing the outside in” at this eco-driven luxury hotel. Bathrooms feature walk-in showers and free-standing Boffi tubs. A throne-worthy rattan swing adds a touch of whimsy to the blissful space.

    From $25,000 per night. 

    5. Acqualina Resort & Spa

    Acqualina’s 7,725 square-foot penthouse is perched on the 46th floor of the hotel’s striking Mediterranean-inspired tower in Sunny Isles Beach, boasting panoramic views of the ocean and city. The five-bedroom suite conceived by St. James Design dazzles with opulent silver leafing, crystal chandeliers, mirrored surfaces and mosaic tile. There’s a full kitchen, dining room and living areas along with exquisite bathrooms featuring soaking tubs and rainfall showers. Perhaps best of all, the oceanfront terrace boasts a saltwater plunge pool and cabana guesthouse.

    From $20,000 per night. 

    6. W South Beach

    The W South Beach has a collection of VIP suites, but none is as glamorous as the E-WOW Penthouse. The 2,200 square-foot, two-story, three-bedroom suite is outfitted with king-sized beds and four balconies with unrivaled views of the Atlantic Ocean. The modern-luxe furnishings are complimented with fresh orchids, a Nespresso machine and smart technology throughout. Add to this a rooftop deck with private plunge pool, outdoor shower and grill, and you’ve found your home away from home. E-WOW comes with all the perks of a true VIP, including personalized concierge service, guaranteed entry into W’s nightclub Wall, access to the Bass Museum across the street and a farewell gift on the night of your departure.

    Rates from $12,000 per night.