The One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa is an elegant oceanfront resort located in the northeastern tip of Bal Harbour Village, with sumptuous views over Baker's Haulover Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean, perfect for watching the flow of mega yachts and boats, which pass right by the property. The hotel is ideally situated with the prestigious Bal Harbour community, with close proximity to the diverse cultural attractions and fashionable night life of South Beach (20 minutes away), making the One Bal Harbour a definitive destination for sophisticated travelers seeking their own private enclave against a backdrop of high glamour.
The first major hotel to open in exclusive Bal Harbour Village in a half-century, the One Bal Harbour impresses even the most well-traveled guests with details rarely matched. A modern architectural building.
With a privately commissioned art collection, the One Bal Harbour hotel underscores a commitment to showcase fine art. The collection on view throughout public areas and guest rooms is an eclectic mix of work from new and established artists, including sculptor Guy Dill and painters Jay McCafferty and Darren Waterston. The central focus of the art collection is Guy Dill's 30 foot bronze sculpture, located near the lobby overlooking the ocean. Dill is known fro his Bronze Angel series, which will be enjoyed by residents, guests and recreational boaters who'll pass through Haulover Inlet.
The One Bal Harbour features 124 rooms and Executive suites. Each spacious guest room is a balance of modern design and classical element. Large terraces enhance guest dramatic ocean views, while interiors are accented with mahogany parquet floors, granite stone and seductive leather details. Personal entrances are created by custom-designed semi-private and private elevators, which eliminate corridor noise. Privately commissioned art by accomplished painters Jay McCafferty and Darren Waterston is prevalent throughout bathroom, living room and bedroom areas. Six piece bathrooms are highlighted by expansive 10 feet floor to ceiling windows and free standing bath tubs, which overlook the ocean accompanied by a separate oversized shower. Technology aficionados will appreciate the 42" flat screen TV, DVD, and CD player, Nakamichi Soundspace 8 1/2 full surround system and complimentary broadband wireless internet access. Additionally, suite living rooms feature their own 52" flat screen plasma TV with an added unit incorporated into the bathroom mirror.
Fine leather writing desks and European wood cabinetry with granite countertops are also features of each room and suite. An epicurean equipped kitchen includes Wolf oven and Subzero stainless-steel appliances, dual microwave and conventional ovens, a dishwasher and an Espresso pot, with a fine choice of coffees and teas. Some guest rooms and suites provide an added plus of a double access wardrobe that allows guests closet entry from both bathroom and bedroom.
* 61 Studios: 510 square feet and terrace: 72 square feet
* 60 Executive Suites: 1,147 square feet and terrace: 280 square feet
* 2 Grand Suites: 1,657 square feet and terrace: 350 square feet
* 1 Presidential Suite: 2,800 square feet and terrace: 702 square feet
The resorts signature restaurant features stunning Atlantic panoramas and a top pf the range display kitchen. The cuisine relies heavily on fresh seafood. Guests can also dine pool side at a more casual restaurant serving healthy dishes or enjoy specialty cocktails and appetizers served in the bar. Classic cocktails and delectable appetizers are offered in this stylish yet informal atmosphere with the serene backdrop of the sea. The hotel's signature drink is the Bal Harbour Breeze, for the cocktail cognoscenti, which surely will be the talk of the town. The hotel's own spa cuisine, created by it's Executive Chef in conjunction with the Guerlain Spa, is available throughout the property. Afternoon tea served in the traditional fashion is a daily ritual at the hotel. Guests are provided with impeccable and prompt service should they opt for the 24 hour in room dining experience.
The hotel's 15 room, 10,000 square feet Guerlain Spa - the first in North America, is located on the towers main floor, connecting the two hotel wings. A 10 foot bush hammered limestone water wall with a floating teak floor surrounded by water provides a focal point, and bamboo flooring and neutral colored stones and earthy textures impart a serene ambiance.
The spa also offers private en-suite bathrooms, a foot therapy lounge with private stations, specialized hydrotherapy and Vichy body treatment, and men's and women's sauna and steam rooms. An exclusive beachfront treatment cabana with private terrace offers the ultimate spa sanctuary. Guests are invited to unwind on the waterfront terrace before their appointments and following their treatments, they prepare for re-entry into the "real world" in the spas reflecting room while sipping tea and freshly prepared juices.
The spa will utilize the complete line of Guerlain's world renowned skin care products in its customized treatments with a series of Harmonizing Massages, highlighting the Guerlain Imperiale Massage, personalized facials such as the Exceptional Orchidee Imperiale Treatment, Body Sublimation, including 5-senses Hydrotherapy and Intensive Hand and Foot.
Therapies featuring a Medical Pedicure, plus lifestyle and nutritional coaching. Totally transforming full day spa packages include spa cuisine luncheons and Guerlain skin care offerings, while partial day experiences like Jet-Lag and Pre-Flight offer the perfect 3 hour spa escape.
Upon arrival, guests will be asked to complete a comprehensive self-assessment questionnaire, which therapists use to create a personalized beauty and wellness strategy. This tool reveals the clients primary stress, be it physical, environmental, nutritional or emotional; to design a treatment that targets the client's unique profile. In addition the questionnaires results are transferable to any Guerlain-Spa Chakra Alliance location so clients can continue their well-being journey anywhere in the world.
Aquatic Diversions: The spectacular European edged outdoor swimming pool and pristine beach tempt guests with the comforts of lounge chairs and over-sized umbrellas where they can relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun and fresh ocean breezes. Audio books, portable DVD players and a "Beach Bibliotheque" are available to guests.
Private cabanas will also be provided - four boast their own bathtub - an inclusive pool side amenity at the One Bal Harbour. Water sports are available upon request. Hotel near Bal Harbour, United States.