Need to know
140, including 13 suites.
11am, but flexible, on request. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $208.25, excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $40.00 per room per night on check-out.
Breakfast (US$28 a person) is not included in the room rate. A resort fee of US$40 a day includes high-speed WiFi, two beach chairs, access to the fitness centre, bottled water at turn-down and coffee refills at the front desk.
Your manicured finger may be on the pulse, but the hotel’s concierge team hold a (probably Starck-designed) stethoscope to Miami’s beating heart; they’re available 24 hours a day to unclick the velvet rope of the city’s hippest hangouts. Franck and Leo are the swish hairstylists behind IGK, the hotel's salon; entrust your locks to them for beautiful beach hair. In-room coiffing and spa pampering is available on request.
At the hotel
Beach club, hair salon, gym, concierge, BMW hire, free high-speed WiFi throughout. In-rooms: 42” LCD TV, iPad, Bluetooth MP3 connection, high-speed WiFi, minibar and Ciel Spa bath products. The SLS Signature Suite and penthouse suites have 47” TVs and penthouse suites have full bars.
Our favourite rooms
We didn’t peg flimsy-leather-trousers wearer Lenny Kravitz as an interior-design whizz, but he’s gone head to head with no less than Philippe Starck and tastefully styled the hotel’s penthouse suites into travel-inspired, leather and gilt-trimmed hideaways with a bird’s eye view of the pool parties below – this is where the after-party will be. Starck’s signature wackiness is evident in the curvy mirror on the ceiling (eyebrows up), pink-tinted mirrors, appealingly disproportioned furnishings and trompe l’oeil, yet somehow it’s still oh-so elegant – pick the SLS Signature suite for powder-puff-hued and candy-cane-striped touches and oodles of space. And if you’re seeking R ’n’ R, choose a room facing inland.
Philippe Starck imagined the hotel’s two unheated pools as giant bath tubs, which explains the 10-foot, silver ‘rubber duckie’ sculpture perched cheerily on a decoratively tiled bank by the large pool in Hyde Beach club. Here, guests can lounge on tangerine-hued day-beds or cosy up in one of the private cabanas running along one palm-dotted side. Tempting canapés and drinks can be ferried over by easy on the eye staff, or you can be massaged as you sunbathe.
In your designer-label-emblazoned luggage stash swimwear to be seen in, and bring the stamina for marathon Instagram shoots and a few late nights.
The hotel’s public areas are wheelchair accessible and some rooms are suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Small dogs (under 15 pounds) can stay for US$150 a pet, each day. A waiver form must be signed at check-in. See more pet-friendly hotels in Miami.
When corks are a’popping and champagne’s a’spraying, this is not a place children can play in…