Miami’s best hotels may be able to get you into the buzziest restaurants and lounges, but only the Mandarin Oriental helps guests gain entry to the most exclusive club in town: Casa Casuarina. A membership at the invitation-only 1930’s mansion on Ocean Drive—formerly owned by Gianni Versace—costs $50,000 (plus $4,000 in annual dues). Mandarin guests can buy a $175 pass to spend a day at the 30,000-square-foot Moroccan-tiled estate and hobnob with 200 high-profile members at the Caribbean-inspired restaurant (dinner for two $300). The experience is all about decadence—from poolside lemongrass Thai massages to cocktails in the orchid-filled tropical garden. Flashy Versace caftan not included.
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