Acqualina Resort and Spa On The Beach Secures The Coveted Forbes Five Star Travel Guide Award
October 6, 2018
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is a luxury seaside haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, featuring 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award and the AAA Five Diamond Award.
Acqualina invites you to step into a world of luxury with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including Il Mulino New York and AQ Chop House by Il Mulino, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms, and an innovative marine biology-based AcquaMarine program including a newly designed Children’s Center. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events on the lush property grounds boasting 400 feet of stunning Atlantic coastline. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation set in a class of its own offering eleven multi-functional treatment rooms plus an extravagant private spa suite for two, along with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace complete with a spa pool, heated jet pool, and Roman waterfall spa – all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Acqualina is just five minutes from the world famous Bal Harbour Shops and a short drive to the vibrant daytime activities and nightlife of Miami Beach, South Beach, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale.
• 20 minutes (14 miles) from Fort Lauderdale International Airport
• 30 minutes (19 miles) from Miami International Airport
• 50 minutes from Boca Raton
• 90 minutes from Palm Beach
Lush, richly appointed accommodations are the hallmark of the guest experience at Acqualina. Designed to offer a sense of modern luxury with classic furnishings and finishes, each of the 54 guest rooms and 44 suites present oversized floor plans and private balconies. Celebrated Miami designer Isabel Tragash and her team of designers imbued the new Acqualina guestroom’s design with their unique vision of a South Florida 5 Star, 5 Diamond resort. Echoes of surf, sand, and shimmering water infuse the new palette. The comprehensively re-designed guestrooms utilize a modern luxury vocabulary that includes zebra wood, walnut, champagne bronze and smoked glass. Textural high notes were incorporated through the use of chenille velvets, plush satins, bouclé’s and exotic woven textiles. The palette has been painted in sun- bleached hues of gray, taupe, sand, and celadon, which combined with gilded metals, brings a jewel like image. Chinchilla “fur” throws contribute an exotic touch. Glamorous detailing includes channel tufted walnut wrap around headboards, curvaceous pillow back sleeper sofa, and wingback chairs in every room fit for a prince or princess. Seamless multimedia integration anticipates the tech savvy vacationer, and then large format plasma screens complete latest guestroom innovation by Acqualina. Guests enjoy expansive bathrooms outfitted with imported marble flooring, double sinks, a bathtub and separate glass-enclosed shower, and ESPA-branded bath products.
Every detail of the guest suites has been studied with a master design eye, from luxury beds and bedding to, the custom case goods and artwork, as well as the customary Acqualina 5 star service. The resulting vision, a space fit for royalty.
Guest rooms offer Intracoastal Waterway vistas and oceanfront views and feature a king-size bed, custom curved sofa sleeper, signature style wingback club chair, smoked glass and bronze metal coffee tables, dresser and desk with bronze glass inlay, desk with integrated media connectivity, desk chair, high- definition TV, mini bar, private balcony and bathroom with marble flooring, double sinks, Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and glass-enclosed shower. Some feature pull out sofa sleeper.
All hotel suites feature an ocean view, a king-size bed, separate living room, sofa sleeper, club chair, smoked glass and bronze metal coffee tables, desk chair and dining chairs, writing desk, taupe lacquer dresser with integrated media connectivity, two high-definition TVs, entertainment unit, private balcony and spacious bathroom outfitted with imported marble flooring, double sinks, custom vanity area, bath tub and glass- enclosed shower. Full gourmet kitchens are featured in many suites with Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator/freezer, designer granite countertops, Italian limited edition cabinets, microwave, dishwasher, stainless-steel sink and garbage disposal. Some suites feature one-and-a-half bathrooms and a breakfast room.
Arrival & Departure
Guests may check in after 4:00pm. Check-out time is 12:00pm. Changing facilities are available for early arrivals and late departures.
Costa Grill, open daily for lunch from 11:00am to 6:00pm is the perfect spot to enjoy a beachside lunch or a light snack. Costa Grill serves an array of gourmet cuisine including sandwiches, burgers, wraps and salads in a casual setting.
AQ Chop House by Il Mulino highlights the resort’s Mediterranean heritage and features approachable cuisine that blends a modern steakhouse with Italian flavors offering prime cuts of meat, a selection of crudos and seafood. Menu highlights include Sheep’s Milk Ricotta with Sea Salt & Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Branzino Crudo with Blood Orange & Frisee, Grilled Octopus, Short Rib Ravioli with Sage & Butter, grilled fish and prime dry-age meats as well as delectable sides from Truffle French Fries, Broccoli Rabe to Cream of Corn and Sautee Cauliflower with Raisins. AQ Chop House by Il Mulino is open Monday through Sunday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.
AQ Bar provides an excellent option for cocktail hour and pre- and post-dinner drinks. Inspired by the smooth and sultry era of the Parisian jazz movement, the stylish interiors stimulate creativity and intellectual conversations while guests sip hand-crafted cocktails and play chess or backgammon on custom art-inspired game sets. An elaborate collection of original contemporary art adorns the walls of AQ Bar creating a gallery feel. Open every day from 11:00am to 11:00pm.
Located adjacent to AQ Chop House by Il Mulino, Kosher-To-Go offers grab-and-go meals prepared by Aroma Kosher Catering and features a selection of lunch options from summer salads to sandwiches and light snacks and sweets. Open every day from 11:00am to 10:00pm.
Acqualina is pleased to feature New York City’s most acclaimed Italian restaurant, Il Mulino New York. Renowned for its bustling and energetic atmosphere, impeccably polished wait staff, Il Mulino New York restaurant serves daily breakfast from 7:00am to 11:00am and continues its tradition of preparing authentic cuisine from Italy’s Abruzzi region for lunch from 12:00pm to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:30pm to 11:00pm.
Guests may enjoy a special brunch buffet by Il Mulino New York every Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Brunch is hosted inside AQ Chop House and features live music.
24-hour In-Room dining is also available.
Banquets & Meetings
Four oceanfront meeting rooms offer guests a perfect setting for small meetings ranging in size from 10 to 40 persons and parties for up to 130 persons. Meeting rooms are equipped for high-speed Internet access, individual sound systems and temperature control. Acqualina’s tented lawn areas can accommodate weddings and other special occasions for up to 150 persons for a reception and 130 persons for a sit- down dinner with dance floor and entertainment. Acqualina’s exclusive address, exceptional setting and extraordinary services make it an ideal location for small meetings, executive retreats, board meetings and intimate social gatherings.
Acqualina Spa by ESPA
Groundbreaking in design and cutting edge in spa expertise, the luxurious 20,000-square-foot two-story Acqualina Spa by ESPA overlooks the glistening Atlantic Ocean and provides guests and outside clients with a tranquil sanctuary. Acqualina Spa by ESPA combines the best of ancient and modern therapies with the latest and finest skin care advances. The ultimate treatment choice, ESPA Time, commences with a Welcome Foot Ritual where the client’s needs are established, resulting in tailored treatments and a completely customized experience. All treatments are enhanced by a full line of ESPA marine, aromatherapy and plant active products blended using the highest quality organically grown plants, known for their purity, potency and exceptional results in skincare. The spa includes separate women’s and men’s relaxation lounges featuring our new Himalayan salt walls, heat experiences areas, which include crystal steam rooms, arctic ice fountains, experience showers, and Finnish dry heat saunas. Spa guests may also enjoy the oceanfront co-ed pool terrace, heated jet pool, and Roman waterfall spa.
In addition, guests and outside clients are invited to utilize the services of the Acqualina Hair Salon by Voi located on the Mezzanine level. The Hair Salon provides a wide selection of professional hair care, manicures and pedicures for men and women, body waxing and makeup services.
Pools and Cabanas
Three outdoor swimming pools provide a haven for relaxation. Sundries including sunscreen and swim diapers are available for guests complimentary. Pools are restricted to residents, hotel guests and beach club members. When visiting the pool areas, guests are asked to bring their room key card. Cabanas are available for full-day rentals. They include personalized service and various amenities to make the guests’ day in the sun more enjoyable.
Rates for Cabanas are $250 plus tax and Acquabeds are $250 plus tax. 24-hour cancellation is required to avoid 50% penalty charge. *Rates are subject to change during the off season.
In the latest in strength and cardiovascular equipment, the oceanfront fitness center, located on the Mezzanine Level, is equipped with the Technogym ARTIS® line, the first ever fully integrated collection of cardio, strength and functional products. The Technogym ARTIS® line redefines the exercise space with seamless design, connected experiences, natural movement feeling and the ability to reduce, recycle and renew energy.
Gift & Spa Boutique
Our Gift & Spa Boutique is located on the Lobby level within Acqualina Spa and features an intriguing mix of contemporary and ready to wear clothing and swimwear for women, men and children as well as accessories and specialty items. Amenities such as newspapers, magazines and other sundries and toiletries can be purchased at the Concierge Desk.
Monday to Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.
A program that was designed and inspired by our ocean and all the sea life within. Children who sign- up for Aquamarine program will become campers and have fun with learning and discovering a new appreciation, love and respect for the sea through educational hands on activities. Campers will utilize computers and iPads to customize their learning experience within each theme. From sizing up whales on the beach to creating an edible coral polyp, campers are sure to have a blast all while learning about the deep blue sea. In addition to the marine biology based program campers will also engage in activities such as sports of sorts, art adventures, teambuilding activities and pool play. The program will offer supervised activities for children ages 5-12. “WatchMeGrow”
Also available for parents of our campers in AcquaMarine, a Streaming Video System that provides parents (and approved family members) the opportunity to login from any PC with an Internet connection the ability to view their children and share in their day.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
Complimentary Access to Children’s Program Basketball by the beach and soccer on the great lawn Foosball and Ping Pong table
Strider Adventure Zone using a no-pedal Strider Balance Bike for toddlers Morning stretch sessions and beach relay races
Spa Boutique and gift shop
Welcome amenity upon arrival
24-hour room service
Complimentary wireless Internet access
Twice-daily housekeeping service including nightly turndown 24-hour multilingual concierge services
Private Beach Club
24-hour valet parking
OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICES
The following services can be arranged through the Concierge. Babysitting services
Pet walking services
Business Center services
Transportation to Bal Harbour Shops, Aventura Mall Sightseeing tours & visits to points of interest Access to golf and tennis at nearby private clubs
Developer/Owner: The Trump Group
CEO and Partner: Deborah Yager Fleming
Operator: Acqualina Management Group
Architect: Robert M. Swede
A: Acqualina Resort & Spa 17875 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, 33160
T: 305.918.8000 / F: 305.918.8100
W: Acqualina Resort