A favorite of business travelers visiting downtown's busy, business-centric Brickell Avenue, this plush sanctuary offers a respite from the nine-to-five mayhem—a soothing water wall greets you, the understated rooms impress you, and the seventh-floor, 2-acre-pool terrace relaxes you. Inside, a cavernous lobby houses larger-than-life sculptures commissioned by local and Latin American artists. Although the pool oasis overlooks downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay, it's still
easy to forget you're in the middle of the city, especially when strolling through the foot-deep wading pool with 24 palm tree "islands" or napping in one of the suspended hammocks. Gym rats rejoice over the beautiful 50,000-square foot Sports Club/LA, complete with complimentary yoga and exercise classes and plenty of eye candy. The hotel's flagship restaurant, Edge: Steak and Bar, is a local dining and happy hour hot spot for Miami's power players, movers, and shakers.