National Hotel's 'Leisure Break'

MIAMI BEACH -- The National Hotel offers a two-night Luxury Leisure Break package for stays through Sept. 30 as well as a nightly reduced room rate.

Rates for the luxury package are from $456 double, covering a room and a full breakfast each day; tax and service charge are additional. This plan is available any day.

The hotel also offers an economy deal, the Summer Meltdown Rate, which starts at $139 per night, double, through Sept. 30 plus tax and service charge. This rate has limited availability.

Cityview and oceanfront accommodations overlook the Atlantic Ocean or the South Beach cityscape and feature art deco-style wood furnishings.

The poolside rooms have private terraces with accents in soft hues of blue and green inspired by the varying shades of the sea.

Five oceanfront suites are outfitted with a combination of original and reproduced period furniture from the 1930s in a coordinated color scheme.

All rooms have Internet access; CD player; remote-control, color TV with cable access and built-in VCR; personal wall safe; iron and ironing board; bathrobes and slippers; hair dryer; stocked private bar; two phones with modem and voice mail, and bath toiletries.

The property is home to the longest swimming pool on Miami Beach -- the 205-foot, palm-lined "infinity" pool.

Lounge chairs, hammocks and umbrellas are available at the beach and poolside.

Tropical drinks and snacks are served at the Latitude Bar & Grill.

Dining choices include Cafe Mosaic, featuring fine Nuevo Latino cuisine.

The Deco Lounge provides a tribute to the music and tropical glamour of 1950s Havana with "Old Havana Nights," a weekly piano-bar experience.

The 152-room hotel is a boutique-style property within walking distance of Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and the Lincoln Road Mall.

It was originally designed in 1939 by architect Roy France.

After a major renovation in 1997, the National was restored to its art deco aura.

It has a terrazzo lobby.

The National, at 1677 Collins Ave., is a Summit Hotels & Resorts member.

For information, call (800) 327-8370.

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