Miami City and Hotels Guide

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If it’s fantastic sights you want, clean streets, massive green spaces and loads of fresh air, then Miami is the place to be. Voted America’s cleanest city, Miami is also one of the richest cities in the world. Miami is host to the Port of Miami, a port that sees the world’s largest congregation of cruise passengers passing through its gates.

Over the years, Miami city has become a massive financial powerhouse, with real estate and television ruling the roost, closely followed by tourism and scientific research. If you are looking to live it up and party, then Miami city is the place to be.

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Sights & Sounds

Miami city is an artist’s paradise and no matter what kind of art you follow, you will find a fantastic outlet for your passion in this city. Known for its art exhibitions and competitions, thousands of artists (performing & otherwise) throng to the city every year and reside in its beautiful homes.

Food and drink options are abundant, with a massive tourist population boosting local restaurant demands all round the year. There is a distinct, but massive, Caribbean & Latin American influence on the cuisine with dishes like Croquetas and Medianoche becoming an integral part of the local taste.

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Miami city also has a special treat for sports fans, with basketball, baseball, football and ice hockey teams as well as an annual professional tennis tournament and hordes of dog-racing events.


Despite the city’s distance cultural capitals like New York and Los Angeles, Miami city has created its own brand of entertainment and adventure. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is the second largest centre in the United States. The city is home to a huge number of musicians, singers and dancers and even has its own theatre community.

Miami city also offers a wide selection of museums that showcase art, historical & cultural artifacts as well as science. The city is also host to a number of major events like the Miami Fashion Week and the “Olympics of Art” at the Art Basel Miami Beach.

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The ocean-front location means Miami’s weather is bright & sunny for most of the year. Summers are hot & humid while winters are short but dry. In summers, temperatures tend to rise but wet summer months ensure that they don’t rise beyond 350C.

From May to around mid-October, this season persists afternoon thunderstorms are quite common at this time. Evenings become relatively cooler with these rainstorms, or the sea breeze, bringing temperature down.

Winters, in Miami city, are the best time to visit the city – if the beach & dipping in water aren’t your primary objectives. With a high that nears 190C, day temperatures are pleasant and days are dry. At night, things can get nippy with temperatures falling to 100C or below.

The only time you can try and stay away from Miami is between June and November, also known as “Hurricane Season”. While you don’t really need to avoid the city at all times, an eye on the news is the best way to stay in the loop.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel

Crowne Plaza HotelBased in downtown Miami, the Crowne Plaza hotel is the business traveler’s dream. The hotel is minutes away from the busiest commercial districts and seconds away from the Miami International Airport.

However, that doesn’t mean that leisure travelers need to make other arrangements because the Crowne Plaza Hotel is incredibly close to popular hotspots like the Coral Gables, the Grace Museum of Archaeology and Natural History as well as the Seaquarium, amongst others.

With shopping districts and dining options available in abundance, around the hotel, the Crowne Plaza is ideal for those who want a change from the hotel’s lounge and café facilities. For those who’d like to spend some time at the hotel, there is access to extensive fitness facilities, a fantastic swimming pool and even a state-of-the-art business centre.

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Doubletree Grand Hotel

Doubletree Grand HotelThe Doubletree Grand Hotel holds a prime location smack in the middle of Biscayne Bay. Views of the Port of Miami, without compromising on the proximity to downtown, are a fantastic bonus to guests at the Doubletree Grand Hotel.

The hotel is minutes away from the airport as well as from the major financial & commercial districts of downtown Miami city, making it the ideal stop for business travelers.

Guests at the Doubletree Grand Hotel are treated to lavish dining facilities, a heated swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre as well as extravagant banquet facilities.

For business events, the hotel also offers extensive conference and meeting space along with their business centre. The Doubletree Grand Hotel also organizes scuba diving & fishing trips to nearby hotspots, ensuring that business & leisure are given ample attention.

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Mayfair Hotel

Mayfair HotelLuxury and decadence are words that hit you at the Mayfair Hotel in Miami. The stunning dining areas and fantastic amenities, right in the middle of the busy-part of town, are unmatchable.

The Mayfair Hotel offers business travelers the convenience of being located close to key government and commercial establishments.

The Bayside marketplace is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel lobby, and offers fantastic dining, shopping and entertainment options to guests at the Mayfair Hotel. Like every hotel of its caliber, the Mayfair Hotel also provides extensive fitness facilities as well as a picturesque swimming pool, Jacuzzi and hot-tubs as well as a spa & beauty centre.

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