Visiting the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach
I suppose there exists luxury travelers who shy away from the beach scene in Miami because of the whirlwind of pleasure-seekers that have made South Beach an international destination for such pursuits.
We’ve stayed on Miami Beach twice now, and in both occasions stayed north of the hubbub of South Beach by selecting a luxury hotel in North Beach. North Beach offers luxury travelers a nice selection of world-class hotels, a far more tranquil beach setting, and for those who still desire a taste of the South Beach scene, it’s only a 15-minute cab ride away.
In our recent visit to Miami Beach, we selected to spend a few nights at the Forbes five-star, and AAA five-diamond St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.
Bal Harbour is known as South Florida’s glamor and fashion capitol, and the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is directly across the street from one of the most luxurious shopping venues in the world: the Bal Harbour Shops. Plus, with close proximity to South Beach, the hotel is only 16 miles away from the Miami International Airport, and 15 miles away from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort opened in January of 2012, and within a year found itself on the Condé Naste Hot List, as well as qualifying to be one of our Virtuoso Travel Network’s Best of the Best Hotels/Resorts.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers 227 total guest rooms and suites, including 139 king rooms and 34 double rooms, 63 one-bedroom king suites, 7 two-bedroom king suites and 1 presidential suite. Further, guests can enjoy ocean views from every room with sizes ranging from 650 to 2,800 square feet, each complete with individual balconies.
Further still, the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers butler service to its guests, six dining options including the Signature J&G Grill by internationally-renown Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a 14,000 sq ft spa, two pools, private cabanas and daybeds, a large white-sand beach with beach chairs and umbrellas, a fabulous fitness center, and as I mentioned above, a quiet respite away from the maddening crowd.
For our stay, we enjoyed the 15th-floor Grand Luxe Oceanfront Room that we photographed below.
Note: click all photos for larger views.
Peek-a-boo, see me in the mirror below?
We found the bathroom to be particularly beautiful with clean lines and beautiful lighting.
And, the view from our deck wasn’t too shabby either!
The St. Regis’ signature J&G Grill is an absolute must. Chef de Cuisine Bradley Kilgore knocked it right out of the park. When folks ask us about our favorite restaurants in the world, this will be on the list. It’s that good!
J&G Grill’s curated menu features such innovative Jean-Georges creations as Black Truffle Pizza with Fontina Cheese or Tuna Tartare with Avocado, Radish, and Soy Ginger Dressing as starters, and entrées ranging from our Simply Cooked section of simply prepared quality meats and fish to uniquely composed dishes such as Glazed Short Ribs with Apple-Jalapeno Puree and Rosemary Crumbs. There are also refined tasting menus, and an extensive wine selection, handcrafted specialty cocktails and house-made sodas.
Also, if you desire something light, the sushi in the St. Regis Bar is absolutely awesome!
And of course, the star of the show, and the whole reason we’re here: the white sandy beach!
If you’ve been thinking about a vacation to the sunny shores of Miami, we can highly recommend the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. Our two-night stay was too short, and we want to go back.
Let us book your stay at the St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort
When you book your stay through the Roaming Boomers Travel Services, we have complimentary perks to bring your way through our affiliation with Virtuoso®, the world’s leading international luxury travel agency network.
Plus, when you book your stay with us, you won’t pay a penny more than if you make the reservation yourself.
So here’s the $64,000 question: if you aren’t paying anything more for your stay, and we bring you our expertise and complimentary VIP amenities, why on earth would you consider trying to book this experience on your own?
Complimentary VIP Amenities
Take a peek at the complimentary VIP amenities we have for you when you book your stay with us:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Complimentary American Breakfast for up to two in-room guests daily (served in Atlantico restaurant)
- $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
- (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Plus, from time to time, we have further special offers like a 4th night free.
FLASH: 4th night complimentary for stays September 9, 2014 through November 24, 2014 when you book through us!
To book your stay at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, or to get your questions answered, call us at (480) 550-1235, or use our convenient online information request by clicking the red button below.
Disclosure: our stay was provided by the kind folks at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. The Roaming Boomers maintains all publishing control and we’re happy to share our experiences with you without interference. We call ’em as we see ’em. Roaming Boomers Travel Services, is an Independent Affiliate of Hager’s Journeys, a Virtuoso® member.
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