The best new luxury hotels for 2013


The best new luxury hotels for 2013


One of HELLO! Online’s favourite hotels, the James Royal Palm is situated on a prime spot on South Beach, Miami. The original 1939 Art Deco building recently underwent a stunning $42million (£28million) renovation, and it is home to two acclaimed restaurants, a nightclub and a rum bar, which has its own rum curator and cigar humidor.

You can sip more cocktails poolside – there are two swimming pools to choose from – or simply relax and admire the stunning ocean views on offer from the bright, modern suites. Each room has a mirror strategically placed so that guests can view the beach from multiple vantage points.

With more than 400 works of art in the hotel, no room looks the same. Guest suites have been designed with a cool, Oceanside feel, with patterned wooden headboards and natural fabrics in pale greens and blues.

The hotel retains original Art Deco details such as the compass rose on the terrazzo lobby floor and the green glass front desk, which now serves as a coffee and juice bar. Don’t miss the chance to grab one of their delicious fresh juices and take a stroll in the Miami sunshine.

If you’re taken advantage of Miami’s famous nightlife, the hotel’s luxurious spa provides the ultimate relaxation, while yoga devotees can enjoy an oceanview class on the deck.

While James Royal Palm is one of Miami’s hippest venues, it is also one of the most welcoming.