The beauty of Miami surrounds you at this unique hotel. The Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel is located on Brickell Key, a small island off Brickell Avenue, in the heart of Miami, and is surrounded by stunning views of Brickell Avenue, Biscayne Bay and Key Biscayne. This luxurious hotel is the perfect escape if you are looking to enjoy everything Miami and Miami Beach have to offer. This 5-star hotel is close to popular destinations such as South Beach, Downtown Miami, the Wynwood Arts District, the Design District and Coconut Grove. It is within walking distance to Brickell City Centre.
The hotel is the essence of luxury everywhere you turn. The lobby is warm and inviting and is the perfect beginning to a few days of pure indulgence and relaxation. One of the hardest decisions you will have to make is how to fit in all you want to do. You can relax at the deck overlooking the swimming pool with water and city views and enjoy incredible water views on Brickell Beach where you can enjoy all the boating activity while relaxing in a lovely cabana.
Pamper is the perfect word for the spa at Mandarin Oriental. The 15,000 square-foot spa and the services it provides are designed to improve your mind, body and spirit, from therapeutic spa treatments to relaxing Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi classes. There is a fully-equipped fitness center where personal trainers are available.
The rooms and suites at Mandarin Oriental Miami combine its oriental heritage with Miami’s sophistication, all with balconies with beautiful views of the bay and the Miami skyline. The rooms are spacious and are the perfect way to enjoy a night of pure bliss.
You can enjoy dining at one of four venues at the hotel. The interiors are beautifully designed and there is also dining on the terrace. Azul restaurant combines modern American and Asian fusion, La Mar by Gaston Acurio is an award-winning restaurant serving Peruvian gourmet cuisine, YAKU by La Mar is a waterfront lounge serving lite bites, and the Oasis Pool Bar serves fresh sushi, tapas, and lite bites.
During our stay we were able to enjoy both restaurants for dinner. The first night we enjoyed chicken empanadas made with ají de gallina, chicken, ají amarillo, pecans, and manchego cheese at La Mar. We then tried a beef entre which is a traditional Peruvian dish prepared on the anticucho grill consisting of sliced skirt steak, anticuchera sauce, confit potatoes, choclo, and chimichurri.
The second night we decided we had to try the award-winning Azul Restaurant. Our appetizer was an exotic salad with multi-color tomatoes and a wonderful sauce that was served with cold steam! We then decided to share the 28-day dry-age strip steak with
Maitake, which was cooked to perfection.
We really enjoyed YAKU as it provided a small intimate way to enjoy a cocktail and have a view which was a combination of the waters of Biscayne Bay and the magical Miami skyline. It has a very unique cocktail list serving a selection of Peruvian-inspired punch cocktails, beers and wines alongside delicious small plates. YAKU means water in “Quechua”, an ancestral language of the Inca Empire. It was fun to try something different and I enjoyed a Sexy Bombon Punch which was made with a combination of orange juice, lime juice, cinnamon infused simple syrup, orange bitters, a pinch of baking soda and bourbon. It was refreshing and delicious. I also fell in love with a non-alcoholic beverage they make that is Peruvian inspired called a “Chicha Morada”. It is a unique drink made with purple corn native to Peru and has a long history that dates back prior to the Inca Empire. Purple corn has many health benefits including reduced risk of heart
disease and lower blood pressure. This drink is made by boiling the purple corn with pineapple skin, cinnamon, cloves, and sugar. The next time you are in a Peruvian restaurant, simply ask to taste this delicious drink. The hotel makes its own so it might be slightly different, but I like the taste of purple corn.
Miami is known as the Magic City and is a great experience. So is The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami.
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