Work took me to The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort for the past few days for a luxury marketing conference. I was visiting the resort for the first time, but I had high hopes, as it is known in our company for being one of the best properties in the Starwood portfolio. Well, the resort did not disappoint (it reminded me a lot of The St. Regis Mexico City – seen here). From the moment you walk in you are captivated by the mirrors and the interior design. It’s sophisticated, sleek and oh-so Bal Harbour.
You can feel, touch and smell opulent luxury around every corner. Purposefully, there is not a lobby. Instead there is a reception desk and a St. Regis bar & lounge for gathering. The resort was designed to give everyone an ocean view room and a patio (thank you, architects!). The rooms are spacious and full of thoughtful amenities (meaning, you don’t even need to open your own drapes, there is a button for that).
J&G Grill makes the best breakfast and they are also open for dinner. I recommend their soda – they make their own – and their truffle pizza, it was delicious. By the way, what is with J&G restaurants and their pizza? Remember this from J&G Grill in Mexico City. Speaking of great food, the pastry chef at the resort is Antonio Bachour. He is renowned for his pastries as being a work of art – and rightfully so, he is truly a master at his craft. You can sneak a peek at his work in his new book – here.
Every night a colleague and I would walk down to the ocean and stick our feet into the water. It was a full moon every night we were there (lucky us) and made for memorable views. If you are in the Miami area, make sure you visit the St. Regis. If you don’t end up staying here, come and enjoy a Bloody Mary in the bar, dinner at J&G, browse their on site art gallery (perhaps a pre-dinner massage at Remède Spa?) and then end the night Oceanside with your toes in the Atlantic.
*Make sure you say hi to Hilda. She is truly the most (and I mean this out of the bottom of my heart) hard working, special women they have on their wait staff. She catered to our every need and was always three steps ahead of us. I can’t say enough great things about Hilda and the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.