New in Florida

South Florida, especially glitzy Miami Beach, is definitely the place to see and be seen. With the 2007 opening date still to be determined, The Regent Bal Harbour is one of the newest—and Bal Harbour Village in Miami's first—very high-end hotel gracing the shores of Miami Beach. At the northernmost tip of the beach, the hotel is steps from the popular, upscale shopping mecca, the Bal Harbour Shops. Regent Bal Harbour suite

The Presidential Suite is the most lavish of the hotel's offerings; it features a grand piano and private butler service (all rooms are bookable on the GDS except the Presidential Suite). Each of the 124 rooms and executive suites has a view of the Haulover Inlet to watch the yachts coming in and out of the marina; there are panoramic vistas from the suites on the 10th-17th floors. For the best enjoyment of the sunset, reserve a room on the west side of the building.

The hotel's 17-room, 10,000-square-foot Guerlain Spa, the first in North America, is where guests can indulge in intensive hand and foot therapies and spa cuisine luncheons. To avoid the wait, travel agents can go ahead and book treatments for their clients ahead of time.

The St. Regis Resort

The hotel's signature restaurant offers fresh fish and produce as well as views of the Atlantic Ocean. For casual dining, the poolside restaurant serves light bites and healthy cuisine. Travel agents sending clients should contact Director of Sales and Marketing Philippe Parodi at [email protected] or 305-866-2419.

The St. Regis Resort Fort Lauderdale opens May 1. Oceanfront guestrooms offer direct, unimpeded views of the ocean. For those who desire more space, the Oceanfront Suites are a must. Large, affluent families traveling together are encouraged to take advantage of the two-bedroom condominium units.

The renowned St. Regis butler service is available to all guests at all times. Guests can arrive and depart from the resort in style with limo service.

The resort's signature restaurant, Cero, will offer a fresh seafood-inspired menu by Chef Toby Joseph. Rejuvenation for the skin after a long day of basking in the Florida sun is attainable at the resort's spa. Travel agents should book treatments for their clients ahead of time. If a fairytale wedding is on the agenda, contact Director of Catering and Conference Services Eric Enriquez ([email protected]).

High season runs from February to mid-April and those wishing to stay at the hotel are encouraged to book 30 days ahead. As long as Fido is fewer than 25 pounds, guests can feel free to bring him along. Travel agents can contact General Manager Michael Hatzfeld directly at [email protected] or 954-465-2300.