I make no secret I am huge fan of The Ritz-Carlton brand. Once you get used to their level of hospitality, it’s very hard to go elsewhere. Now, there’s even more reason to visit them this summer. For starters, can you say family friendly pool parties, specialty priced spa treatments, hotel credits? The Grove is also one of my favorite areas in town and to be honest, all the other hotels in that area are not for you. Trust me, those online photos are as doctored up as the Real Housewives of Miami!
And after 11 years, The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami remains one of only two boutique Ritz-Carlton hotels, offering a bird’s eye view of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay. With the summer winding down, you can plan a last minute getaway or enjoy fab events featuring $50 daily hotel credit, $99 spa treatments and more.
Here are a few of the deals going on right now!
Family Package, Kids Dine on Us: Overnight accommodations, breakfast for two daily, complimentary kids’ meal with purchase of adult entrée. Available through September 30, 2013. Rates starting from $279 USD per night. Because nothing is more annoying than your kid eating two bites of the $25 chicken fingers. Ha!
Discover with You: Overnight accommodations, daily $50 hotel credit, daily American breakfast for two, and admission to Vizcaya House and Gardens for two. Available through December 31, 2013. Rates starting from $369 USD per night. Very romantic..my husband proposed to me there, I might add. Aww!
Miami Spa Month: Relax and rejuvenate at The Boutique Spa, Coconut Grove. With personalized service and uber-chill environment, you will leave the world’s worries behind during local’s favorite time of year, Miami Spa Month. Choose from a choice of 80-minute treatments including the Ayurvedic Detoxifying Wrap, Ayurvedic Firming Wrap, Citrus Mimosa Body Treatment, Local Love Massage (sounds sexy!) and Intense Hydrating Facial, each experience for only $99. After 80-minutes of complete bliss and pampering, bask in the Miami sun with complimentary access to the elevated pool terrace and fitness center. Planning a getaway? Enjoy overnight accommodations and daily $100 spa credit with the hotel’s SpaCation package. Rates starting from $249 USD per night. Available through September 30, 2013. Total score. Anything Ayurvedic and I’m so in!
Miami Spice: Lazuli Lounge welcomes guests to indulge with an internationally inspired, three course menu created by the hotel’s executive chef, Ramesh Kaduru. From Spiced-Cured Seared Pork Belly to Boule Seafood Cioppino, the three-course Miami Spice menu offers a variety of vegetarian selections, as well as dishes from the land and sea. Lunch: $19 plus tax and gratuity. Dinner: $33 plus tax and gratuity. Available Monday through Friday from August 1st through September 30th. You can’t even get a Cuban sandwichito in Little havana for that these days! Rezzies strongly recommended Call (305) 644-4675.
Garden Cooking Class: Located on the courtyard terrace, Executive Chef Ramesh Kaduru’s garden of bright greens and herbs are abundant and invites guests of all ages to a very cool, outdoor cooking experience. Fresh ingredients are handpicked from the garden and used to create a three course menu, with the assistance of the chefs-whew! Afterwards, you eat the three course creation. Interactive, baby. August 10th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $85 per person. All ages welcome. I so think you should get a sitter, though..
Splish-Splash Pool Party: Soak up the weekend with a fun-filled, themed family pool party on the hotel’s elevated pool deck featuring pool games, activities and afternoon barbeque. Just so you know,Miami Mommies are hot, toned and tanned. Skip breakfast that day. Just saying.. Sundays: August 4th and September 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mad Hatter Tea: Inspired by the tales of Alice in Wonderland (ooh, trippy?), guests are invited to experience a whimsical afternoon tea experience in Lazuli Lounge. Nosh on a selection of tea sandwiches and pastries as the perfect complement. All ages welcome and big hats are encouraged. $35 per person. Totally cute to do with your daughter. I’m going! Sunday, August 11th. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required by calling (305) 644-4675.
I love Miami. And this place is one of my faves.