Situated along the stunning Miami coastline, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is a gem of a location.  With sandy beaches, dazzling suites, pristine views and myriad amenities, the property is easily one of South Florida’s most accommodating location.  Not only is the Resort itself an unbelievably beautiful venue, the staff takes the whole affair to a new level of excellence.

This is one of the places that I call my home away from home when I travel to Miami. St. Regis Bal Harbour is the place where they spoil me from the moment I land. At the airoport I’m greeted by my own personal butler with a mimosa and fresh strawberries await me as I’m whisked away in one of the most luxurious private cars . Upon arrival I’m greeted by people I like to consider my second family. They all know me by name and I know them by name.   I’m engulfed in hugs, welcomes and warm smiles, and atlas after a long flight I can begin to relax.

When I think of glamour – STRBH is it, it is so effortlessly glamorous and chic, but at the same time one feels right at home.  Tasteful punches of color and uber-modern artwork are strategically hung, paralleling Miami’s vibrant art scene.  An impressive array of contemporary works on canvas definitely left my inner art-connoisseur swooning.  Mirror-laden walls reflected a glimmering clientele and the modern chandeliers were bedecked with hand-hung crystals.

You think it STRBH has thought of it from Fine dining, the heavenly Remede Spa, scenic pools, private oceanfront day villas, miles of white sandy beach, fine shopping with every designer label you can think of directly across the street at the Shops at Bal Harbour, oceanfront vistas and beyond.

With several well-composed options for dining and entertainment spaces, The St. Regis Bal Harbour accommodates a crowd or creates an enchanting private affair for an intimate group.  From its elegantly appointed ballroom to the natural charm of a moonlit beach, The St. Regis Bal Harbour sets the stage for your event, no matter how grandly or simply you envision your special moment.

As a self-proclaimed foodie and connoisseur of seamless service, I was not disappointed in the hotel’s four amazing dining experiences, each catering to a variety of palates.  Guests can choose from the J&G Grill, with an inspired cuisine by international star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a casually elegant experience at Atlantic (where a lovely, private breakfast was served for my party), a fresh and health-conscious menu made available at the St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge and the Mediterranean-infused menu at the Fresco Beach Bar & Grill.  I felt completely spoiled at the hotel- impeccable service and attention to detail are certainly The St. Regis’ forte.

Nothing can replace the feeling of waking gently in the morning to a light breeze rolling off the Atlantic and the distant crashing of the waves.  It’s such a treat to rise early in the morning and meander along the beach all alone.  Such an amazing- and addictive!- experience.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort boasts 27 stories with 243 elegantly-appointed guest rooms and suites.  My lodgings in the Imperial Ocean Front Suite boasts two private ocean-facing balconies with floor-to-ceiling vistas high above the seaside below.  The private dining room, conveniently located across from the grand living space, allows you to entertain friends for dinner, complete with an European-style kitchen, premium entertainment systems and ‘smart’ technology.  The bathrooms are impeccably clean and sumptuously decorated.  Wide, glass-enclosed balconies display nearly unbelievable floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the ocean and bay.  A St. Regis Butler service is supplied for every suite.

If it’s a luxurious getaway you’re looking for, or an astonishingly exquisite backdrop for your nuptials, I can personally promise you that The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort will take care of your every need and whim.  It seems that they effortlessly make your stay one that is entirely unforgettable.  For more information about the spectacular resort, visit