10 places to live like a telenovela star in Miami

Experience Miami like a Latin soap star at the city’s flashiest hotels and restaurants.

by Briana Seftel

Glamourous hotels. Good-looking people. White sand beaches. Miami is a world onto itself and a playground for the rich and famous. It’s also home to a vibrant Latino community and, of course, telenovela stars who rule the city year round. To experience the Magic City like William Levy and Danna Garcia, check out the most over-the-top restaurants and hotels. It wouldn’t hurt to brush up on your Spanish, either.

Delano South Beach Hotel 84

1685 Collins Avenue

Today, it's a throwback to a time when a vacation didn't involve self-improvement or saving the planet.

- Travel + Leisure

Joe's Stone Crab 91

11 Washington Ave

You can't leave the Beach without having experienced Joe's Stone Crab, a South Florida seafood fulcrum.

- BlackBook

Sugarcane 83

3252 NE 1st Ave

When this raw bar opened its doors here in 2011, it effectively sanctified Midtown as Miami’s new foodie hotspot.

- Rough Guide

Il Mulino - Miami 86

17875 Collins Ave

Unlike the rather rustic downtown Manhattan original, this branch, flagship eatery at the luxe Acqualina Resort, goes for an uptown royalty feel.

- Gayot

Hakkasan 90

4441 Collins Ave

This location of Alan Yau's renowned London Hakkasan, and the first in America, has the same authentic Chinese dishes, mainly Cantonese.

- Gayot

Fontainebleau Miami Beach 93

4441 Collins Avenue

This Miami Beach icon sits at the top of the heap for well-heeled, demanding business and leisure travelers in search of a flamboyant full-service hotel.

- Star Service

The Raleigh Miami Beach 87

1775 Collins Avenue

While everyone else was trying to get all modern, the Raleigh painstakingly tried to restore itself to prewar glory.

- Lonely Planet

The Setai 96

2001 Collins Ave.

Zenned-out Miami Beach digs with a stellar spa, three pools and Atlantic Ocean views.

- Jetsetter

SLS South Beach 88

1701 Collins Avenue

This reincarnation of yet another Art Deco beachfront hotel by maestro Morris Lapidus, the 1939 Ritz Plaza was reborn to much celebrity-studded fanfare in 2012.

- Frommer's

Bourbon Steak 89

19999 W Country Club Dr

The latest venture by Michael Mina, the Michelin-starred chef who paired with tennis star Andre Agassi.

- Time Out

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