MIAMI -- The Four Seasons Hotel Miami, which opened this month in
the tallest building south of Atlanta, was built to capture big
chunks of the business and leisure travel markets.
The 70-story building on Brickell Avenue in the financial
district houses the 221-room hotel as well as residential and
office space above the hotel. The property is located eight miles
from the Miami airport.
The central outdoor gathering space of the hotel is the Palm
Grove Terrace, a two-acre landscape with three swimming pools, palm
trees, an Italian restaurant, a lounge serving light meals and
cocktails, a pool bar serving snacks and drinks and a
The Acqua Italian restaurant overlooking the Palm Grove Terrace
seats 100 inside and 60 outdoors. The hotel's signature restaurant,
it serves northern Italian cuisine with a menu created by chef
Marco Bax, who built his reputation at the Four Seasons Hotel
Canary Wharf in London and the Four Seasons Hotel Milan.
Also on the premises is a piano bar called the 1435 Bar, which
seats 60 and offers live piano music and snacks.
Rooms are equipped for business travelers, with high-speed
Internet connections, large desks, dual-line speaker phones and
lines for both fax and modems.
The business center and concierge operate 24 hours a day. On the
leisure side, the guest rooms also offer both CD and DVD
To accommodate families, the hotel offers Kids for All Seasons,
a complimentary program for children ages 4 to 12. It runs daily
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The property also houses a 400,000-square-foot spa and a fitness
facility. Certain fitness equipment is available for use in the
guest rooms. The spa has 10 treatment rooms, couples massage rooms,
a wet treatment room, a salon and manicure and pedicure
The 5,830-square-foot Grand Ballroom holds up to 670 people. The
sixth floor of the building is dedicated to business meetings
space, with 14,210 square feet that can be configured in a variety
of ways, depending on the needs of any group. The meetings area is
equipped for PowerPoint and video presentations and
Rates range from $325 per night, double, for a Superior room to
$1,150 per night for a one-bedroom bayview suite.
Package information is available on the Web at www.fourseasons.com/miami. For reservations or more
information, call (305) 358-3535.
To contact reporter David Cogswell, send e-mail to [email protected].