Six Swanky Spots to Spend NYE

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and auld lang syne? Alas, the 2016 year has come to an end; on to the next! New Year’s Eve is a simultaneous goodbye and hello, filled with some of the best parties and celebrations of the year. What better place to ring in 2017 than East of Collins? Featuring some of the most iconic spots for high-end and luxurious celebrations, check out our top picks for the six swankiest spots to celebrate New Year’s Eve.nye-2016-blog-collage

1. Faena Miami Beach – A Night in Havana
Faena is the place to be this New Year’s Eve, paying tribute to “old-world Cuban glamour, romance, and music”. First, enjoy dinner at Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman or Pao by Paul Qui. Then get ready to indulge in the sounds of a live band in the Faena Theater. There are two packages to choose from: A Night in Havana Dinner Package that includes a four-course dinner, house wine and spirits, and exclusive access to the Faena Theater party, or the Party Package, including an open bar at The Living Room or Tree of Life and access to the Faena Theater Party. Make sure to book your tickets early here.

2. Nobu Eden Roc Featuring The Knocks
The Nobu Eden Roc Hotel invites you to join the fun this New Year’s Eve in an exclusive bash, alongside The Knocks. Tickets include drinks, dinner, and dancing, with more extensive packages available as well. Tickets start at $300. Get them here.

3. Old Havana at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
“Azúcar” is the name of the annual New Year’s Eve gala to be hosted by The Ritz-Carlton South Beach this year! Be dazzled by old Havana glamour, starting with a four-course dinner and one of a kind poolside experience. The evening will feature a Latin-inspired and sommelier wine-paired menu at Bistro One LR and an open bar at 9 pm. Enjoy hand cut and rolled cigars by renowned cigar maker, Gurkha, music by a 10-piece Latin orchestra band, as well as salsa performances, and so much more! See which package option works best for you!

4. Acqualina Resort Lavish Dinner
Spend New Year’s Eve at Acqualina, indulging in Chef Michael Mazza’s unique four-course dinner at Il Mulino. There will be live music and a premium open bar from 8 pm to 1 am. The Four Course Dinner with Premium Open Bar is $495 for adults only. AQ by Acqualina will also be hosting an exclusive dinner open to the entire family, with a live DJ, dancing, and a spectacular buffet including lobster, caviar, an open bar, and more! Prices are as follows: $495/adult, $395/ juniors ages 14-20, $250/child ages 3-13. Read more about the events here.

5. Fontainbleau Featuring Justin Bieber
Poolside at the Fontainebleau will be the best way to end 2016. Join Justin Bieber by the pool and take part in exclusive packages such as stage-side tables and cabanas. Keep the party going as Grammy winner, Skrillex takes over LIV Nightclub and Story Nightclub. Tickets start at $500 for a general admission ticket and go up to $50,000 for a stage-side table and private space for 25 guests. Read more here.

6. Dine at The Setai
Jaya at The Setai will be offering two seating times featuring a delicious and exclusive New Year’s Eve menu; one at 6:30 pm for $175/person, or $90/child, and another at 8:45 pm, for $395/person and $210/child. A champagne toast is included in the second option. For an even more elegant experience, take part in the six- course pre-fixe menu at Chef’s Kitchen, featuring Florida Stone Crab, Truffle Egg, and more. Don’t forget to reserve by calling (855) 923-7899 or email dining@thesetaihotel.com!

East of Collins wishes you a happy and safe New Year. May you reach all of our resolutions and of course, have an amazing time celebrating! Cheers!

Mega Luxury Conglomerate East of Collins

Sunshine, luxury, beautiful beaches, upscale shopping; these are a few of the features that come to mind when we think of the luxurious community that is East of Collins. Not only is this community home to iconic areas like South Beach and Sunny Isles Beach, but its property values have been steadily increasing over the last couple of years with the development of luxury properties. With such prestige behind many of these developers and the iconic brands that have also joined the real estate game, it’s no wonder why East of Collins is the place to live and vacation.

Among these developers is The Trump Group, the visionaries behind Acqualina Resort and Spa, The Mansions at Acqualina, and The Estates at Acqualina. This international conglomerate has had an enormous impact on the East of Collins market, creating a nexus of unparalleled amenities, spacious residences, and luxurious properties.
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The Trump Group
Led by brothers Eddie and Jules Trump, The Trump Group specializes in high-end real estate and has been particularly successful in the South Florida luxury market. In addition to the Acqualina properties, other well-known developments include Williams Island in Aventura and Luxuria in Boca Raton. They divide and conquer between finance, marketing, and design, and spend a great deal of time and resources researching their market and discussing with their customers their specific needs when developing a project. With the completion of the third Acqualina property, The Estates at Acqualina, there will be over 1,100 continuous feet of the Acqualina experience along the pristine beaches in the East of Collins Community.

Acqualina Resort & Spa
Fine dining with award-winning cuisines, luxury amenities, world-class service, and 400 feet of gorgeous beachfront scenery are among the many reasons to vacation at Acqualina Resort & Spa. Resort guests and visitors can enjoy an indulgent retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation at the Acqualina Spa by ESPA, complete with state-of-the-art treatment rooms, a private pool deck, and signature European heat experience areas. With a variety of restaurants to appeal to all tastes, several refreshing pools, the AcquaMarine children’s program, and countless nearby activities and shops, the resort continues to appeal to the worldly patrons of East of Collins. The Resort also has a Residences program, for those interested in the ultimate definition of grand estate living. Residents at Mansions and Estates also have privileged access to the five-star amenities and services of the resort.

The Mansions at Acqualina
With breathtaking ocean views through a vast expanse of windows, oversized rooms, and meticulously planned layouts, residents at The Mansions at Acqualina are given a sense of home, not just another luxury condominium. The property is covered in lush gardens, intricate landscaping and architecture waterfalls, and includes private outdoor sanctuaries for homeowners and an amenity-rich pool deck. The hammam spa, sunset reflecting pool and firepit, private theater, children’s center, and virtual golf are among the many extravagant amenities that make Mansions one of Miami’s most luxurious properties. With a top quality gym, exquisite amenities, concierge services all led by highly trained professional staff members, and immediate beach access, the iconic building’s reputation speaks for itself. Resale units are available; please contact us for further details.

The Estates at Acqualina
With projections of breaking ground at the end of 2016 or early 2017, The Estates at Acqualina property is the third and final property of the ultra-luxurious Acqualina development in Sunny Isles Beach. Known as “The World’s Finest Residences”, The Estates at Acqualina property is a private 5.6-acre oceanfront gated amenity experience where multi-generational families can relax, work, and play with complete privacy and security. Residents will enjoy estate-like grounds, complete with lushly landscaped walking paths, cozy gazebos, sculpture gardens, and lobbies designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Apart from the white glove service and excellence that the brand already encompasses, this Trump property also has an ice skating rink, golf and surfing simulator, cigar lounge and billiards room, Wall Street Trader’s Clubroom, bowling alley, disco, soccer field, bocce court, dog park, and so much more. This property is exclusive to only 264 families; from grand penthouses to single-family estate homes, with walk-outs directly onto the beach. Units are available for sale; please contact us for details.

What does this mean for East of Collins?
The Acqualina brand has an ongoing 5-diamond rating and The Acqualina Resort and Spa is AAA’s only Five Diamond hotel on Miami Beach. The brand represents prestige, class, and the highest levels of elegance. With every addition to the brand, comes more and more amenities and higher levels of accommodations for residents and guests, alike. The surrounding area of Sunny Isles Beach, South Beach, and Bal Harbour is easily accessible to all residents and visitors of these properties, which is also beneficial to surrounding businesses. This is tremendous for the real estate market and community East of Collins.

Relax During Miami Spa Month at Our Top 5 East of Collins Spas

It’s Miami Spa Month and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in one of the top quality, luxury spas East of Collins has to offer? Enjoy massages for as low as $109. Check out our top 5 picks for Miami Spa Month, going on now through the end of August:

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Acqualina Spa by ESPA– Experience a luxuriously relaxing day both indoor and outdoor at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach by indulging in their wide variety of spa amenities, specialized spa treatments, and top-shelf EPSA products. This state of the art, 20,000 sq. ft. spa is the perfect sanctuary for any relaxation preference. Enjoy the Finnish Sauna, Crystal Steam Room, Ice Fountains, and the signature Experience Shower, or simply relax oceanfront by the outdoor spa swimming pool, heated jet pool with a Roman waterfall, or on their sun deck. For a full list of Miami Spa promotions, click here.

The Spa at the Miami Beach EDITION– Enjoy a variety of spa services in this soothing atmosphere, complete with a custom Hammam room, detox room, Beauty Lounge, and a resort-style gym. For a limited time, choose from four prime spa treatments. Going out for a night on the town? The Miami Beach EDITION Bombshell Package is one of the best ways to pamper yourself including a full blow-out and makeup, complete with lashes. For a full listing of spa month services, click here.

Spa at 1 Hotel South Beach– Five exclusive treatments can be enjoyed for a short time only so don’t miss out! Delve into this therapeutic atmosphere and restore your energy with a variety of spa options that incorporate real fruit, botanicals, and oils. The Orchard Herbal massage is a great choice for relieving sun-burned skin and restoring skin pigmentation. Be wrapped in a cocoon of kale and honey and leave with a rejuvenated mind with The Oasis. View the full spa month treatment menu here.

The Spa at the Setai by THÉMAÉ Paris– Treat yourself with a special spa treatment involving  red (rooibos), white, green, and black teas. Invigorate your skin with a Fresh Skin Ritual, or bring your partner along for an Asian Fusion Massage For Two, complete with Shimmering Dry Oil to top off the experience. See what else is being offered for a short time only, click here.

Tierra Santa Healing House at the Faena Hotel– Enter a sanctuary of rejuvenation involving timeless South American healing techniques and ingredients combined with top-of-the-line technology at Tierra Santa Healing House. Enjoy a Tierra Santa Deep Tissue Massage and relieve tension, or choose among the other menu options for a limited time. Click here for Miami Spa Month menu.

It’s time to relax. Book your appointments today for a special treatment until August 31st. For a full listing of participating spas in the East of Collins Community, click here.

Top 3 Spots to Celebrate the 4th in Luxury!

Fireworks, barbecues, good food, and great times with friends and family- these are all things to look forward to every 4th of July. Wait no longer! Independence Day is almost here and East of Collins has some amazing ways for you to celebrate the good old USA’s birthday in luxury.4th of July- 6-29-16

An Independence Day Soirée at The St. Regis Bal Harbour– Take a trip to The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort from 7 to 10pm for a modern day American barbecue. Enjoy live music and a variety of buffet stations, including sides and a grand dessert display put together by Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. VIP table service is available to interested guests, along with a private spot on the beach to watch the fireworks. Call 305-993-0614 or email Rania.Pierre@stregis.com to confirm your ticket!

IndepenDANCE party at Nikki Beach– For those who want to celebrate all day, join the party from 12pm to 5am at Nikki Beach. Featured DJ’s from around the world will be providing music all day and night at this exclusive event, so make sure to reserve your cabana, daybed, VIP table, or just get a ticket!

Faena Beach Yoga and Barbecue– Tierra Santa Healing House celebrates the 4th at 7am, by welcoming the new moon with a New Moon Ashtanga Yoga Session lead by Tim Feldman of the Miami Life Center. Call 786-655-5570 to make your reservation! Keep the celebration going and indulge in the Faena Celebration package for a variety of activities all weekend with Faena Play, a classic breakfast and access to the “July 4 Beach and Barbecue”. Call 855-851-8905 to book your reservation!

Happy 4th of July to all!

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Hottest nightlife scenes for every night of the week

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Miami Beach is known worldwide for its exciting nightlife scene. People from all over the world visit the area to experience such unparalleled fun and glamour all night long. Some of the city’s favorite hot spots are found in hotels and lounges right in the East of Collins community. Here are some suggestions on where to go on any given night.

Mondays at DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach
On weekday evenings, people in the know hit the DiLido Beach Club, the sandy oasis behind the swank Ritz-Carlton South Beach Hotel where happy hour prices span four luxurious hours from 4-8pm. Master Mixologist Ramsey Pimentel crafts tropical cocktails like watermelon and peach sangria and the chef’s Mediterranean light bites are just $8.

Tuesdays at Setai Hotel Pool & Beach Bar
At the end of a busy work day from 8-11pm, the stylish and elite slip into something boho chic and stop by the Setai Bar & Courtyard where $12 gets you a chilled flute of champagne or a specialty cocktail and a variety of complimentary canapés that will carry you over until dinner. The crowd is quiet and cool and the atmosphere is more sophisticated than the usual South Beach hotel bar. Designed with an elegant Asian influence, the vibe here is relaxing and serene as you sip on your bubbly, nibble, and watch the sunset sparkle over the surface of the gleaming swimming pools.

Wednesdays at FDR at the Delano Hotel
What used to be the highly desired Florida Room has now transformed into FDR at Miami’s famed and iconic Delano Hotel. Beautiful people lurk flawlessly at this underground club, which feels much like an exclusive hideaway with an alluring dark and sexy feel. The dance floor tends to get crowded quickly, so it is advised to reserve a VIP table for bottle service. Music differs every night, but there is never a shortage of crowd-pleasing tunes emitting through this freshly revamped club. From up-and-coming artists to mainstream club staples, this two-room venue showcases top talent in an intimate environment.

Thursdays at MYNT at the Shore Club
Infamous for their strict door policy, Mynt can be spotted from the infamous strip as they carefully select patrons from the crowd gathering along Collins. The list of celebrities that have made it to this club reads like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so dress to impress when you venture here. Mynt is redesigned every summer to provide a fresh experience and to keep attracting the famous and fabulous guests they strive to please; and gorgeous go-go dancers mingling with the crowd adds a unique twist.

Fridays at LIV at the Fontainebleau Hotel
The party picks up tempo at the Fontainebleau Resort, a major destination for Miami’s trendsetters. And LIV nightclub is where it all happens. The club was recently honored by Reuters as one of the world’s top 10 nightclubs thanks to its state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, top-notch DJs and ravishing clientele. Awe-inspiring architecture surrounds the interior dance floors, while grand staircases lead to different levels and exclusive VIP cabanas. While the original hotel catered to wealthy snowbirds, the new resort is all about Las Vegas glam. LIV has a strict door policy so dress smart and be prepared to wait at the door (or at the hotel’s Bleau Bar) unless you’ve booked bottle service with the club’s VIP concierge.

Saturdays at Wall & Wet Lounge at the W Hotel

The trendy W South Beach is an upscale adult’s playground-by-the-sea featuring WET—an outdoor poolside lounge, and WALL—a laid back boutique dance club that keeps things moving all night long. Created by the nightlife impresarios behind some of South Beach’s hottest clubs and restaurants, WALL offers a more intimate and upscale ambiance than most of the South Beach scene along Washington Avenue. This is the place to work that little black dress!

Sundays at The Betsy Hotel
The Betsy is a luxury hotel that offers wide-ranging programs that embrace the richness of global arts and culture. From curated soundscapes property-wide, to cutting edge visual art and visiting thought-leaders who lead fascinating conversations while guests enjoy artful eating: The Betsy’s programs inspire, inform, and create an unforgettable and unique backdrop to a South Beach experience. In addition, The Betsy dedicates certain months in the year to gratitude-related themes. Kick back on one of the overstuffed sofas in the hotel lobby and sip on colorful cocktails while sharing in something positive for the world.