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Four Seasons Hotel At The Surf Club Revives Old Florida Opulence

Photo Credit: Four Seasons Hotels

On New Year’s Eve in 1930, The Surf Club opened in Miami. The grandeur of Old Florida is back, with a modern twist. After almost ninety years, the iconic property underwent an extensive multi-million dollar renovation and reopened as the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club.

Four Seasons Hotel At The Surf Club
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The historic, original Surf Club is now surrounded by three glass and steel buildings designed by famed architect, Richard Meier. Parisian interior architect Joseph Dirand decorated the public spaces and guest rooms with custom furnishings and unique details, infusing modern luxury while peeling back the layers of existing old world charm. From the archive photos in the lobby to the wainscot walls and poolside popsicle stands, there are nods to the Surf Club’s rich and storied past everywhere. Instagram beckons at every turn.

Four Seasons Hotel At The Surf Club
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When you stop snapping photos on your phone, head outside to one of the three pools, just steps from the shore. Next to the pools, are the revamped overnight cabanas. These breezy sanctuaries with a mid-century-vibe are perfect for both romantic duos and large groups. 

Four Seasons Hotel At The Surf Club
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Families are welcome here, too. While The Surf Club’s past was largely devoted to adults only, the hotel today is family-friendly with designated areas for children, spacious rooms, access to nearby attractions, as well as a Kids For All Seasons club that is just as chic and thoughtfully designed as the rest of the property. 

Four Seasons Hotel At The Surf Club
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If the Miami sun (and fun) take its toll, the spa is sure to have guests looking gorgeous by dinnertime. Recharge at the traditional Turkish hammam, followed by one of the many treatments using fine skincare lines from Europe, including cult-favorite Biologique Recherche. Before leaving, you can sample the lavender marshmallows made daily by in-house pastry chef, Summer Navarro. 

Four Seasons Hotel At The Surf Club
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Dining at The Four Seasons is an experience unlike any other in Miami. In what was the Surf Club’s former ballroom and Peacock Alley, Positano’s Le Sirenuse Resort opened a second outpost here which is quickly becoming South Florida’s most coveted dinner reservation. There is also a Champagne Bar where each cocktail is served in Carlos Moretti glassware and named after some of the Surf Club’s most famous guests. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more fabulous, Chef Thomas Keller of French Laundry and Per Se, is also opening his first Miami restaurant here later this year. 

Four Seasons Hotel At The Surf Club
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The decadence and grandeur of the original Surf Club’s soul, combined with The Four Season’s dedication to exceptional and contemporary service, are a new and unique experience in Miami. And one you definitely should not miss. 

 

Courtney Cachet

Courtney Cachet divides her time between New York and Miami with her family. Courtney is an award winning designer, TV personality and contributor to numerous outlets on air and online. She's frequently published in Huffington Post, Betty Confidential and has been featured everywhere from ELLE Decor, Vogue Italia, The Robb Report, US Weekly and The Wall Street Journal. When she's not working, you ...(Read More)

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