Large, luxurious, Asian-inspired guest rooms and executive suites at The Regent Bal Harbour are located in four towers and designed like expensive apartments.
Elevators deposit guests onto a floor with only one or two units. Unlock the suite door with a keycard, and you're in a serene foyer. To one side is a spacious living room, dining table, and full kitchen. To the other is the bedroom with a king-size bed and an exceptional bathroom (details here). An iHome iPod player and lighted walk-in closet with a safe large enough to hold a laptop are conveniently provided.
From the wooden slat blinds to the bamboo walls, leather tiles, parquet flooring, and brand-name appliances in the kitchen, everything spells quality in this sensual environment. As impressive as the furnishings are, the views are simply spectacular.
The suite I stayed in had terraces off the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. These provided nearly wraparound views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Miami skyline, the Intracoastal, and the Fort Lauderdale skyline.
A comfortable and inviting living room, as fully decorated as one in a tasteful and expensive private home or the pages of Architectural Digest, holds the largest (52”) of the suite's three flatscreen TVs with DVD players. The adjacent work desk is actually a 6’ long, leather-covered tabletop. It's positioned beneath a window that looks out upon Bay Harbor Islands. Wi-fi is complimentary.
The kitchen features a wet bar as well as a full-size Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf cooktop and microwave, Asko washer/dryer (not plugged in), Miele dishwasher, and espresso maker. Except for the refrigerator, this writer had not the foggiest idea how to operate any of them.