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New Happenings in Sunny Isles Beach, FL.

Known as Florida’s Riviera, Sunny Isles Beach boasts luxurious hotels and spas, world-class shopping,
and family fun, all within a mile-long strip of beautiful white sand. Whether you’re looking for a preor
post-cruise destination, fun in the sun, a relaxed family getaway, or the ultimate pampering
experience, look no further!
Read on to learn about the latest developments and newest offerings, to start planning your summer
vacation in Sunny Isles Beach.


Acqualina Resort & Spa is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the
beach. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina
Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with
breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean,world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, three
oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms and an innovative marine biology-based
children’s program. A family owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted
2016 Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the 2016 AAA Five Diamond Award.
The seaside resort is the only hotel in Sunny Isles Beach and one of the three hotels in Miami to earn
the hospitality industry’s distinguished award for quality and service.
 February 2017: Five Stars for Five Years Acqualina Resort & Spa cements itself as the
quintessential luxury travel destination in Florida by garnering several coveted back-to-back
travel awards. Today, Forbes Travel Guide officially announced that Acqualina has been
recognized as a Five Star Hotel, making it the fifth year in a row the property receives this
prestigious, ultra-exclusive industry accolade. Acqualina is one of only five hotels in Miami and
one of only 175 hotels worldwide to be awarded a Five-Star ranking this year. Properties who
receive this extraordinary achievement are determined by those who demonstrate impeccable
and flawless service, exceptional amenities and an overall superior guest experience.
 March 2017: Acqualina Partners with Strider and Introduces New Toddler Balance Bike
Program Plus Stretch Sessions and Relay Races On The Beach The Five-Star Acqualina Resort
& Spa enhances its family club of specialized offerings and introduces the new Strider Adventure
Zone, a thrilling activity for children ages 18 months to 5 years old where they will learn balance
and coordination skills while riding a no-pedal Strider Balance Bike. This program is designed
for toddlers and their parents to engage in a fun, handson activity together while on vacation
at the luxury resort.
 March 2017: Acqualina Resort Now Offers Kosher Events & Weddings Acqualina Resort & Spa,
the ultra-luxurious, oceanfront resort set directly on the sand in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach,
is Miami’s most stunning location for social occasions, engagements and weddings. This
spectacular seaside resort is delighted to announce it now offers exquisite Kosher menus for
an unforgettable celebration. Acqualina Resort has partnered with leading certified Kosher
caterer Aroma Kosher Catering, a full service Glatt Kosher company offering exquisite cuisine
for more than a decade and approved by the Orthodox Rabbinical Board. With a keen eye and
emphasis on style and presentation, Aroma brings a modern and contemporary flair to kosher
cuisine. Known for marrying traditional favorites with innovative techniques, Aroma ensures
guests seeking more cutting-edge cuisine are just as pleased as those who prefer more classic
Glatt Kosher courses.
 Acqualina Spa by ESPA: Announced its brand new Royal Spa Suite. The 820-square-foot
suite will complement the existing 20,000- square-foot, two-story tranquil spa sanctuary and
provide the ultimate oasis for guests seeking the highest level of privacy, extravagance and
relaxation. The Royal Spa Suite includes new exclusive amenities featuring a private steam
room made of mother-of-pearl, a rainforest shower for two and a separate lounge and
bathroom area. Additionally, the suite offers two treatment beds, plush chairs for private
manicures and pedicures and a private terrace that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
 New Market: Kosher-To-Go Opens Acqualina Resort & Spa has announced the opening of
Kosher-To-Go, a charming modern marketplace located on the hotel’s lobby level. Kosher-ToGo
is a welcome addition to the resort’s award-winning food & beverage offerings including the
beachfront Costa Grill, the signature Il Mulino New York, AQ by Acqualina and sushi and raw
bar by Hiro’s Yakko-San. Kosher-To-Go will offer gourmet grab-and-go meals prepared by
Aroma Kosher Market & Catering, a glatt kosher market approved by the Orthodox Rabbinical
Board providing high quality kosher food in South Florida for more than a decade.
 Retail Store: Acqualina Resort Collaborates With Miami Stylist Amanda Gutierrez The FiveStar
Acqualina Resort & Spa teams up with Stylist Amanda Gutierrez for a new retail concept
inside the resort’s award-winning Acqualina Spa by ESPA launched on April 1. With Amanda’s
deep appreciation for luxury and style and her experience of working with luxury brands and
designers, guests can expect an intriguing mix of contemporary and ready to wear clothing and
swimwear for women, men and children as well as accessories and specialty items at this chic,
colorful boutique.
Miami’s premier fashion destination and one of America’s most visited shopping centers according to
Travel + Leisure magazine, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques and more than
300 of the world’s most iconic retailers. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, the
shopping center includes luxury retailers Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Fendi,
CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty, Burberry, Bally, Emilio Pucci, Omega and Brooks Brothers, as well as
Apple, Michael Kors, H&M, Tory Burch, Sam Edelman, Microsoft Store, Urban Outfitters and other
shopper favorites. Visitors also enjoy nearly a dozen restaurants, an artist-designed interactive
playground, a 24-screen AMC Movie Theatre with IMAX, and a taste of South Florida’s thriving arts
scene with Arts Aventura Mall, featuring contemporary installations by renowned international and
local artists.
 Aventura Mall to Debut New Three-Level Expansion Wing Later This Year: Scheduled
for a late 2017 debut, Aventura Mall’s new three-level, 315,000 square-foot expansion wing is
taking shape on the east side of the property. The new space is designed to create an inviting
exchange between the indoors and outdoors, providing a dynamic shopping and dining
experience blended with experiential, artistic elements, including a nearly 93-foot tall sculpture
by renowned Belgian artist Carsten Höller that Aventura Mall visitors will be able to slide down.
Highlighting the new wing will be a two-level Topshop Topman store, marking the British
brand’s arrival to Miami, Florida.
The new wing also will feature the much-anticipated return of Zara to Aventura Mall. The
34,000+ square-foot, two-level store will include an array of men’s, women’s and children’s
collections. Pomellato and Under Armour also will open in the wing. Additional retailers will be
announced in the coming months.
Designed by renowned architect Carlos Zapata, the wing’s three key design points –
transparency, connectivity and integration – will provide a completely unique experience for
visitors. An 84-foot by 50-foot glass wall at the entrance will offer panoramic views of the
surrounding landscape. A continuous 350-foot skylight runs the length of the wing, providing
natural lighting and stunning views of the rooftop terrace.
An open-air, lushly-landscaped piazza will be defined by eye-catching architecture and
populated by contemporary art, people and nature. It will provide shaded, inside-outside dining
experiences from an array of inviting restaurants and cafes, including CVI.CHE 105, Serafina,
Pubbelly Sushi, Harry’s Pizzeria, Blue Bottle and more to come.
“Our vision is to create a new gathering place where local residents and international guests
can connect with an array of interactive experiences,” said Jackie Soffer, Co-Chair and CEO of
Turnberry Associates, owner and manager of Aventura Mall. “The new wing is destined to
become one of South Florida’s most dynamic spaces.”
 Arts Aventura Mall: An Interactive Journey: Building upon Aventura Mall’s already existing
collection of museum-quality works of contemporary art, the new wing offers observation points
for visitors to enjoy and experience transformative, site-specific installations typically reserved
for galleries and museums. As they arrive at the soaring, cantilevered porte cochere, guests
will be awed by the monumental, nearly 93-foot tubular, Aventura Slide Tower by Carsten
Höller that can be enjoyed from a distance, or inside while actually sliding down the sculpture
– an experience Höller likens to “an emotional state…somewhere between delight and
madness.” In the piazza, Gorillas in the Mist, is a whimsical public work by The Haas Brothers
designed expressly for Aventura Mall. Comprised of three large-scale bronze monkeys and four
massive bronze trees, the piece will functionally circulate water, creating a space that is
peaceful, evocative and amusing for families.
Indoors, Wendell Castle’s Veiled in a Dream experiments with innovative techniques and a
recent interest in bronze to create a sculpture that doubles as a seat. Miami-based Mark
Handforth’s towering, free-standing Blackbird sculpture utilizes the form of a bent clothes
hangar as a creative examination of everyday life. Continually evolving, the Arts Aventura Mall
collection currently includes pieces by Louise Bourgeois, Ugo Rondinone, Daniel Arsham, Jorge
Pardo, Jaume Plensa and more.
 Treats Food Hall: A Culinary Destination: A welcome departure from traditional food courts,
the new wing’s fresh and original Treats Food Hall will be both refined and seamlessly connected
to its natural surroundings. Enhanced by dramatic views and illuminated by natural light, the
unconventional enclave will be at once energized and calming. Situated on the third level,
Treats Food Hall will feature a curated collection of more than a dozen purveyors for guests to
enjoy. Each will provide a distinctive design and culinary approach, while abundant communal
seating, including swings, intimate banquettes and shared bar tables, will be interspersed
around the space. There also will be a separate terrace for those wishing to dine al fresco.
 A Stylish VIP Escape: Perched atop Aventura Mall’s expansion, the 7,000+ square-foot VIP
Lounge will set new standards for retail hospitality and serve as a luxurious home away from
home for visitors. Flowing from the beautifully landscaped rooftop terrace, the transportive
oasis provides a private ambiance and refines the interior/exterior interplay experienced
throughout the wing. An energized central lounge will include defined spaces for guests to play
pool and watch TV, comfortably relax and read, and enjoy planned activities. A dining and bar
area opens onto the terrace, where a signature shading element offers a perfect spot to sip
and snack. The terrace, as well as conference rooms, will be available for groups to meet and
mingle, as well as host private functions.
Defined by eye-catching architecture, experiential, contemporary art, and indoor/outdoor gathering
points, Aventura Mall’s new wing will deliver an enhanced visitor experience, time and again.
DoubleTree Ocean Point Resort & Spa is an oceanfront hotel resort located just steps from the rolling
waves of Sunny Isles Beach. Extraordinarily spacious by any standards, all accommodations at this
resort are more like apartments than hotel rooms. Each one or two bedroom suite has a full kitchen,
washer, and dryer, as well as its own private terrace with ocean views. Fabulous dining options, fullservice
spa and other distinctive amenities at this Miami Florida hotel and resort.
 Stylish lobby: The hotel lobby has been renovated with new furniture and artwork.
 The View Restaurant: Started a new special in the View restaurant; Fridays 3 course dinner
for $25 inclusive per person and Saturday & Sunday’s All you can eat buffet for $19.05 inclusive
per person. Choose from: Italian Night – Southern Creole – Taste of South Florida – Comfort
The Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort is a full service resort located on the white sands of Sunny
Isles Beach. Minutes away from Aventura Mall, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, South Beach,
Miami and Fort Lauderdale, this beachfront resort provides access to various activities and desired
locations within the area.Featuring 250 spacious guestrooms with a coffee maker, refrigerator, cable
television, Wi-Fi and in-room safe, guests will experience a home away from home while they vacation.
Resort amenities, include a heated Olympic size swimming pool, fitness center, indoor and outdoor
dining, shopping arcade, and extensive outdoor and indoor meeting venues.
 The Ramada Plaza Marco Plaza Beach Resort will finish its lobby renovations early summer
2017. Improvements include completely new restrooms for both The Lobby and the famous
Persian Ballroom. A new addition to The Lobby will be Mozart’s Café, an all-day eatery serving
beverages, snacks, sandwiches, coffees and pastries. The new Plunge Poolside Bar and Grill
made its debut earlier in the year, as did the Marco Polo Restaurant and Lounge’s addition of
a very popular Karaoke Booth. More to come in 2017 will be continued room upgrades and
enhancements to the pool and beach amenities.
Midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, this luxe resort is located on Sunny Isles Beach. Modern
rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean or bay views, private balconies and
marble baths. Suites (ranging from 1- and 2- bedrooms to penthouses with rooftop terraces), add
gourmet kitchens, coffeemakers and washer/dryers.
 Marenas Group summer promotion:
Meet at Marenas with Group summer rates starting at $159.00 and received the following
meeting enhancements:
– 1 Complimentary Room per every 30 rooms paid cumulative
– 80% room block attrition
– 14-day cutoff
– 1 upgrade per every 30 rooms
– Waived Resort Fee
– Complimentary beverages in group office (Coffee, Sodas and Water)
– 3% rebate to master (Rooms only)
– Two VIP Welcome Amenities hotel choice
– 20% off Audio Visual
– Offer applies to new bookings only (10 rooms or more and 2 nights’ minimum). Based on
hotel availability. Programs must be booked and actualize in 2017 with a Sunday to Friday
pattern. Offer starts May 1, 2017 and ends October 6, 2017. Tax and service charge is
additional. Offer cannot be combined.*
Sole on the Ocean, Sunny Isles Beach is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Ocean Front
Boutique Resort & Spa offers luxury guest rooms and suites with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Amenities include Fresh American Bistro restaurant & bar, swimming-pool, gym, sauna & steam room,
room service, valet parking, meeting space and umbrellas & lounge chairs.
 FRESH AMERICAN BISTRO: New seasonal menus at F.A.B located at the Sole on the
Ocean Resort in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach.
Continuing our tradition to source products from local farmers, fisheries and artisan producers
our new menus feature Wagyu Burgers, Key West Shrimp and Grits, locally caught fish and
Truffle Wild Mushroom Flatbreads, to name a few.
Our Liquid Assets menu features refreshing handmade beverages you can order by the drink
or by the pitcher while relaxing on the beach.
Fresh American Bistro offers breakfast, lunch; including service to Sole on the Ocean’s exclusive
beach club and dinner. And every Sunday our culinary team creates a brunch experience you
won’t soon forget. For reservations call 756-923-9305 or e-mail
Opened in 2003, the Forbes Four-Star, Four Diamond Trump International Beach Resort is a lavish
oceanfront oasis situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale in the enclave of Sunny Isles Beach,
Florida. The 32-story contemporary building rises above ten acres of private and pristine beach and
includes a grotto-style pool area, two tennis courts and four on-property dining establishments.
 First-class facilities for flawless meetings in Miami: Trump International Beach Resort
Miami is the first word in corporate hospitality, offering a premier meeting destination of choice.
 State of the art meeting facilities: With 22,00 square feet of flexible meeting and function
space overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, our first-class facilities are ideal for corporate events,
teambuilding activities, meetings, training workshops, leadership seminars, and executive
retreats. Our lavish ballrooms and diverse indoor/outdoor spaces are the ideal setting for
weddings, functions, social events and perfect to plan the ultimate incentive trip for your team.
Whether its an executive retreat for 10 or an association meeting for 300, our experienced
Conference Center Service staff members are masters at flawless execution of events. From
linens and lighting to high-speed Wi-Fi and state of the art A/V equipment our entire team is
here to provide seamless service, so you can focus on delivering a great meeting. Stunning
spaces, exceptional events Our dedicated Conference Center spans two floors and features
ultra-convenient meeting rooms accessible from all guest room elevators. With stunning ocean
views and and expansive 17th ceilings, the 5,075-square-foot Oceanfront Ballroom is a state
of the art function space, with the ability to accommodate up to 250 attendees. A total of 16
luxurious, fully equipped meeting rooms and offices, many with Atlantic Ocean or beautiful bay
views provide stunning spaces to host a memorable event. Deliciously imaginative cuisine
Renowned for our delectable cuisine, choose from our array of catering menus designed to suit
every occasion or allow us to customize a menu exclusively for your event. Whether it’s hosting
receptions with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, a champagne bar or a spectacular banquet – our
culinary and banquet teams work hand-in-hand to ensure flawlessly executed events that shine
with originality.
from the ocean, Gili’s Beach Club at Trump International Beach Resort offers locals an
interactive new Lava Stone Grill dinner experience. Patrons of the casual outdoor eatery choose
from a menu of savory meats, vegetables and seafood, and then grill their own entrees at the
table on a scorching 700-degree volcanic lava stone.“Our hotel owner and influential Miami real
estate developer, Michael Dezer, came across Lava Stone Grills while vacationing in Aruba,”
said Food & Beverage Director/Executive Chef Kurtis Jantz. “It was such a memorable
experience for Michael that he wanted to bring this concept to the shoreline of Sunny Isles.
We’re giving locals an excuse to ‘play with their food’ in a laid-back setting overlooking the
water.”Upon arrival, guests are transported in a golf cart nearby the sands of Gili’s Beach Club.
Then wait staff present diners with Lava Stone Grill and specialty cocktail menus, and guide
guests through this fun experience – complete with instructions on how to cook food to desired
doneness. A full-service bar, with an assortment of specialty cocktails, wine and beer, serves
as the main focal point of the restaurant. Highlights of Gili’s cocktail menu include White Peach
Sangria and Hibiscus Key Lime Agua Fresca.Located at 18001 Collins Avenue in the Trump
International Beach Resort, the Lava Stone Grill dinner experience at Gili’s Beach Club is
available 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Valet parking is complimentary.
For reservations, call 305-692-5687.
Turnberry Isle Miami, South Florida’s legendary resort, recently debuted 119 renovated guest rooms
and suites in the resort’s Hibiscus Building. The room enhancements elevate the luxury experience for
guests, offering lighter, brighter contemporary furnishings and new deluxe mattresses, bedding and
in-room amenities. The room re-design was led by Forrest Perkins, an award-winning hotel interior
design firm that specializes in luxury and landmark hotels, resorts and spas. In addition, the exterior
of the building was refreshed with a fresh coat of paint and new roof. These new updates match the
level of design and thoughtfulness showcased throughout the resort, from its lush tropical
surroundings, two award-winning golf courses and exceptional activities and amenities to its
personalized service and innovative culinary offerings.
 Ame Spa & Wellness Collective at Turnberry Isle Miami: In January 2017, the Ame Spa
& Wellness Collective catapulted onto the wellness scene with an extraordinary philosophy,
world-class programming, unique spa services, and special retreats that transform the lives of
guests. The 20,000-square foot facility offers 22 treatment rooms, a yoga studio, indoor
cycling, private Pilates, weight and cardio equipment, along with more than 75 fitness classes
weekly. Whether you are looking to get a quick workout, manage stress, lose weight, feel
younger, or just to create healthier habits, we have a solution. âme Spa & Wellness Collective
offers over 70 beauty and wellness experiences and unlike other spas, âme has on site medical
offices. These include Rezilir Health™ board certified physicians offering Integrative and
Functional medicine, and Physician’s Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery a group of
board certified plastic surgeons offering non-invasive treatments. Additionally, the Center for
Integrative Medicine & Holistic Rejuvenation provides an extensive wellness program through
Oriental techniques and European traditions.
For information or 305.933.6930
 ȂME-AZING Sundays: Experience an exclusive journey of fitness & positive energy, inclusive
of Chakra Stations, vendors, fitness classes, followed by a dip at Cascata Pool
Stay for brunch at CORSAIR kitchen & bar and receive 20% off
Purchase Tickets or 305.933.6930
 Turnberry Isle Miami presents Camp ÂME: A collective of social and interactive wellness
getaways. Each all-inclusive 3-day / 2-night retreat will include an engaging itinerary of
nutritional classes, group fitness, spa services, and social events, meals and featured
practitioners within the fields of health, nutrition, beauty and fitness.
07.07 – 07.09 & 11.10 – 11.12 | A Plant-Based Food & Wine Retreat featuring Matthew Kenney
09.08 – 09.10 | Featuring Matthew Kenney, Plant-based Chef & Entrepreneur and Nikki
Costello, Master Yoga Teacher – Learn More
 Starbucks: Now open at Turnberry Isle Miami. The storefront is situated alongside the
Turnberry Isle entryway adjacent to Ame Spa & Wellness Collective.
 The 52 by CORSAIR kitchen & bar | Brunch Beyond Limits: Weekend brunch offering new
featured items 52 weeks a year. Includes endless mimosas, bountiful buffet and your choice of
cook to order favorites.
$8 Endless 52 item Bloody Mary Bar
For reservations or 786.279.6800
 Dark Side of the Moon: Monthly New Moon Party at Turnberry Isle Miami
Find your center in a silent disco yoga class, followed by a 3-course dining in the dark multisensory
04.26 | 05.25 | 06.23 | 07.23 | 08.21 | 09.20 | 10.19 | 11.18 | 12.18
Purchase Tickets or 786.279.6598
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