The latest proof that downtown Miami is heating up? The Beaux Arts, a hotel-within-a-hotel on floors 38 to 40 of the JW Marriott Marquis. We’d wager that the city’s latest star, basketball legend LeBron James, would appreciate the of-the-moment tech amenities (an iPad for ordering room service; 55-inch Bang & Olufsen LCD TV’s) and extra-long (and extra-wide) beds. After a decadent foie gras burger at Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne, guests can work off the calories at the NBA-approved basketball court.
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Corner room 3925's floor-to-ceiling windows look east and south, for sweeping 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Miami River, and Biscayne Bay.
Chocolate craving? Head down to Le Chocolatier, on the second floor, for handmade fudge, chocolate-covered marshmallows, and freshly dipped fruit. If you're feeling adventurous, try the chocolate-covered popcorn.