Miami’s ultimate escape is at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Miami, a truly tranquil spa with a spectacular waterfront setting. Adopting a different approach to the traditional spa experience, The Spa offers a series of innovative and restorative treatments inspired by the elements of life, and the ancient traditions of Chinese, Ayurvedic, European, Balinese and Thai cultures.

Before seriously indulging in the ultimate escape you have to stop at Miami’s hottest lunch spot, Café Sambal at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. The breezy waterfront café takes the concept of all day dining past the typical hotel bistro and into an amazing fresh Asian fusion inspired menu. The sake menu is unparalleled and the cuisine spicy and laid back. Have a few chilled cocktails and light bites here, then head to the Spa for the relaxation experience of a lifetime.

Each room has been specially designed to de-stress, relax and rejuvenate, completing the harmonious design elements inherent to Mandarin Oriental’s exotic mystique worldwide. The 15,000-square-foot, tri-level spa features 17 private treatment rooms that each use textures like bamboo, rice paper, glass and natural linens.

Quiet luxury on prestigious Brickell Bay beach.

Six stunning suites, located on the top floor of the spa, offer the ultimate spa experience. Each of the treatment suites reflects their own personal and absorbing sense of place. The Spa also boasts a designated Beauty Room reserved for the results-oriented line of exclusive Beauty treatments including the Sculpt & Tone, CACI Intensive Lift, and luxurious Opulent Rejuvenesence facial.

Oh, the opulence of it all! The Opulent Rejuvenesence facial is a staple in NY but brand new to this Mandarin Oriental locale. 10 products and over 40 years of clinical practice serving the world’s most famous faces have gone into this indulgent treatment, courtesy of famed surgeon Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, known for the beauty upkeep of his high-profile clientele.

Dermomask, Rebalancing, Lifting Formulae, Lips plumping and a Modeling Formula procedure all work together for an insanely relaxing (and pricey) miracle worker. Two hours and $400 later, the Opulent Rejuvenescence Facial is worth every minute and dollar, leaving skin immaculate and illuminated, while at once structure-correcting skin beneath the surface, taking years off your complexion and attitude.

An afternoon here ends watching dolphins frolic from your ocean view suite with chocolate covered strawberries in hand. It’s the Great Escape.