Miami Luxury Guide for Private Jet Travelers
Secluded bays, sandy beaches, and lush plant life make Miami one of the most exotic cities in the United States. But more than its topography, Miami’s exclusive restaurants, luxury resorts, and unmatched nightlife have made it that much more popular with vacationers around the world.
RYL’s clientele who utilize private jet charter already know Miami is a city that appeals to all tastes. For those looking for adventure, there are deep-sea fishing tours, windsurfing and scuba diving. And travelers who just want to rejuvenate will fall in the love with Miami’s luxury spas and fashion boutiques.
Luxury Resorts in Miami:
Mandarin Oriental Miami: The Mandarin’s downtown location puts its patrons in the heart of the city’s bustling nightlife while still managing to keep the party happening outside of the resort grounds at arms length. The private beaches, views of the bay, and gourmet restaurants provide a quiet oasis to its guests who want to rejuvenate during the day and enjoy the city at night. The private spa suites at the Mandarin offer over 17 different spa treatments and a spectacular view of the Biscayne Bay. More active lodgers may be interested in the walking path along the beach, the yoga and Pilates classes, or the resort’s private tennis and basketball courts.
The suites at the Mandarin are modern with an Asian influence. Rice paper doors, warm bamboo flooring in the sitting area, stocked bars, and rainforest showers in the bathrooms give the suites at the Mandarin an exotic ambiance that can’t be found in other Miami resorts. Those traveling to Miami on business will appreciate the dual phone lines in the room, the wireless internet, and spacious conference rooms, perfect for business meetings.
W South Beach Miami: A member of the prestigious W Hotels Worldwide family and a playground for some of the world’s biggest celebrities and socialites, W South Beach has established itself as the most exclusive resort in Miami. This shining example of bohemian cool offers guests access to a private beach and pool, private workouts with a personal trainer at the fitness center, lodging for pets, and corporate de-stressing sessions available at the Bliss Spa. The W is also home to Mr. Chow, an Asian-inspired gourmet restaurant designed by the world-famous designer, Michael Chow. George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn, Jack Nicholson, and Tom Cruise have all dined under the restaurant’s 125-foot gold leaf and Swarovski crystal chandelier. The private dining rooms available make Mr. Chow ideal for intimate dinners and business meetings.
The facilities at the W South Beach consist of guest rooms, studios, suites, and bungalows. All rooms at the W feature a mini-bar, desk, and a balcony with an ocean view. Studio suites at the W offer the kind of comfort one would expect from a luxury apartment. All studios and suites come furnished with contemporary furniture, a kitchenette, and a spacious bathroom with Bliss Spa fixtures. But it’s the bungalows at the W South Beach Miami that separate it from the other hotels in the area. These three floor beach houses come equipped with two-bedroom, two-bath suites, a full-service outdoor kitchen with a BBQ pit on the roof, a private plunge pool, and access to the hotel’s music and movie library. The open-air floor plan and easy access to the beach make W South Beach’s bungalows perfect for parties.
Luxury Restaurants in Miami:
Prime One Twelve: This steakhouse operating in an antique home in Miami’s South Beach district is one of the great heavyweights of the Miami restaurant scene. In addition to the steak, Prime One Twelve is also known for its fresh seafood, including its raw seafood bar made up of fresh lobster, shrimp and crab. Prime One Twelve also has private dining rooms for business dinners and special events.
Romeo’s Café: Whether head chef Romeo Majano is cooking for first-time diners or regulars, this Northern Italian eatery promises a unique experience for all who walk through its doors. Before sitting down at their table, each dinner is personally asked about their food preferences, and from there a customized six-course meal is created for the entire table. Some of the dishes diners can expect to sample are Agnolotti di Ricotta, Tortolloni di Fondutta, and Risotto Mare & Monte.
Nightlife in Miami:
Purdy Lounge: Ranked #16 on Best Bar’s Top 100 Bars in the World list— thanks in part to its top-shelf margaritas and cocktails—Purdy Lounge is a fixture in Miami’s club scene. But Purdy Lounge isn’t just another hollow building with a bar and a stage for the DJ. The private rooms and bungalows located in this beachside bar create a more intimate experience. The Purdy Lounge can also be rented out for private parties and events.
Nikki Beach: The bars, clubs, and private beach that make up Nikki Beach provide variety that is sure to satisfy all tastes. The privacy offered at Nikki Beach has made it popular among Hollywood royalty and some of Miami’s biggest VIPs. During the day, Nikki Beach is one of the more exclusive beach clubs in Miami, boasting private cabanas, showers, and hammocks in the VIP bungalows. At night, live music and DJs turn Nikki Beach into one of the biggest dance clubs in Miami. If the music gets too loud, partygoers can cool off in the lounge or rent out a private bungalow if they want something more intimate.
Luxury Boutiques in Miami:
Julian Chang Inc: Julian Chang has been a major force in Miami’s local fashion scene for years now. Her pieces have been profiled in Miami Modern Luxury, Urban Couture, and Inside Out Magazine. The dresses at Julian Chang offer understated, modern styles that are perfect for nights out on the town or dinners by the beach. More elegant dinner dresses and gowns are available for special events as well.
Basil: Basil’s reputation as one of the city’s best tailors has only increased in recent years. Listed in Miami New Times’ “Best of Miami” issue, this 20-year-old institution has two locations in the city and is perfect for travelers in search of a custom suit or shirt. In addition to men’s clothing and accessories, Basil also offers in-house alterations and a dry cleaning service.
Base: This flagship of fashion superstar Steven Giles has been offering up a unique selection of men and women’s fashion in the Miami area for years. Base’s unique blend of vintage and urban fashion has its roots in Miami beach culture. Lauded by The Miami Herald and GQ, Base offers more than just clothes – wall art, movies glasses, watches, shoes, and other accessories are also available.
Whether you’re a first time flyer or are already enrolled in RYL’s Jet Card program, this guide is sure to make your stay one to remember – and it’s just the start of the list of great destinations to explore in Miami.
For more information about traveling to Miami, or to charter a private jet to Miami, please contact RYL’s Charter Department at 877-391-6161