Arrival/Check-In: I arrived at Sagamore Hotel at around 11 p.m. After a day of work, a flight to Miami, the rental car process and a drive from the airport, I was thrilled to experience a seamless and quick check-in process. Upon my arrival, staff greeted me outside the property and directed me to the front desk. As I entered the lobby, I immediately felt more relaxed in the quiet and calm atmosphere. The friendly receptionist checked me in within three minutes. A hotel employee carried my luggage and escorted me to my room. Before leaving, he provided a thorough tour of the room, which I appreciated.
Guest Quarters: My oceanfront suite was ideal, being one of the most spacious rooms I have ever stayed in. My first reaction was to open the curtains and take in the view. The balcony overlooked the ocean and beach, which sat right behind the gorgeous pool area, a wonderful place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. The bedroom was separate from the living room area, which included a full-sized sofa bed, a plasma TV, a kitchenette area and a large desk with easy-to-access plugs and working space. Two white glass doors opened to the bedroom, which featured a luxurious and comfortable king-sized bed, two end tables and an additional plasma TV. The room had a crisp, clean feeling, primarily decorated in white and neutral colors. On the opposite side of the bedroom was the entrance to the bathroom. I appreciated the spacious bathtub, which featured whirlpool jets and a shower.
Services/Amenities: The property’s spa, situated on an upper floor, offers an amazing view of the ocean. The spa includes outdoor and indoor space to accommodate the high-heat season in Miami. The gym is located right outside the back of the hotel near the pool area. Although small, it is well-equipped. For those who prefer to exercise outside, like me, there is easy access through the pool gate to a path running along the beach — ideal for an early-morning run or walk. I enjoyed breakfast from the in-room dining menu as well as in the Gallery Dining Room restaurant.
The Experience: I had a wonderful stay at the Sagamore. Also known as The Art Hotel, the property displays art throughout, which I appreciated. The white walls are lined with beautiful paintings and some of the greatest photographs I’ve ever seen. In addition, you’ll find sculptures as well as artistic videos projected on the walls. There’s even a standard gray staircase transformed with each step beautifully painted by a different student from the New World School of Arts. It’s not surprising the property is family-owned, as it exudes a different atmosphere from your standard hotel and has a lot of character. I had no complaints during my stay at the Sagamore, and I hope to return again.
[item check=yes]Less than 10 minutes for check-in[/item]
[item]Separate tub and shower[/item]
[item check=yes]Large vanity[/item]
[item check=yes]High-quality towels[/item]
[item check=yes]Powerful, unattached hair dryer[/item]
[item check=yes]High-quality bed linens[/item]
[item check=yes]Large, flat-screen television[/item]
[item check=yes]Large desk with convenient outlets[/item]
[item check=yes]Large, complimentary laptop safe[/item]
[item check=yes]Complimentary in-room WiFi[/item]
[item check=yes]Complimentary bottled water[/item]
[item check=yes]Stocked minibar[/item]
[item check=yes]Ample lighting[/item]
[item check=yes]In-room coffeemaker[/item]
[item check=yes]Iron and ironing board[/item]
[item check=yes]On-site restaurant[/item]
[item check=yes]24-hour room service[/item]
[item check=yes]24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center[/item]
[item check=yes]Turn-down service[/item]
1671 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
tel 305 535 8088
One of Ibiza’s hottest restaurant destinations since its opening five years ago, Bottega il Buco, draws legions of fans with the addition of new head chef Max Rivera Papic, whose kitchen credits include skills honed under the tutelage of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
Ski season is around the corner. Now is the perfect time to plan your winter ski getaway. These Colorado resorts offer deals designed for skiers.
This holiday season, give your loved ones a gift from around the world to create memories that last a lifetime.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
Lodging and hospitality company Angama announced the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli, an intimate, 10-suite lodge set in Kenya’s private, 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, located just across the border in Tanzania.
Costa Rica prepares to welcome its first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, slated to open in 2025. Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will boast 190 guestrooms, as well as 25 Waldorf Astoria-branded residences, all offering sweeping views overlooking the ocean. A presidential suite will also grace the property.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
West Coast travelers can now enjoy easier, more efficient access to the Cayman Islands thanks to a new airlift option via Cayman Airways Ltd. As of Nov. 6, Cayman Airways operates nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman at an introductory fare of $399.