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- Sinead Mitchard
In 2022 business travel to Miami shot straight into third place ranking of our most booked destinations for the calendar year. Rather unexpectedly, Miami even overtook our regularly booked destination New York, which dropped to third place in 2022.
Whether you are travelling to Miami for a large week-long industry event or a more intimate meeting, you will want nothing less than an effortless and seamless journey. Therefore, who better to rely on than the experience of our business travel experts? The team have put together this round up of business travel to Miami especially for you. Expect to learn about the best airlines to carry you to Miami, as well as quick reviews on the most booked Miami hotels in 2022. Lastly, enjoy our recommendations of both popular and off-the-beaten-track things to do in the city.
For effortless, seamless travel you will want to fly directly. From the United Kingdom you can only fly direct to Miami from London Heathrow. Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and American Airlines all provide regular, if not daily, services from Heathrow to Miami. Of the three, our business travel experts most commonly book Virgin Atlantic for business travel to Miami.
The Virgin Atlantic service is an enjoyable and unique experience, particularly in upper class. You can read more about flying Virgin Atlantic in some of our previous blog reviews. Take in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounge at London Heathrow review here. Alternatively, learn about all the cabins of a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350, with particular focus on Upper Class here.
The Eden Roc Miami Beach hotel is a luxury beachfront resort within easy access of the Miami Beach Convention Centre. All 415 guest rooms and suites are designed with a modern and chic aesthetic. The hotel boasts multiple pools, a private beach, spa and fitness centre. Several dining options on-site include an oceanfront restaurant and a rooftop lounge. Business travellers can enjoy a 24/7 business centre and several meeting and event spaces from intimate meeting rooms to a grand ballroom. All include the use of state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.
Hotel Beaux Arts is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Miami. It is within walking distance of several corporate headquarters, as well as popular attractions including the American Airlines Arena. 44 guestrooms and suites in addition to a fitness centre, spa, several dining options and rooftop bar make up the contemporary and sophisticated hotel. Business travellers can benefit from a full-service business centre including computers, printers and fax facilities. There is also access to several meeting rooms, a ballroom and conference rooms.
Another luxurious downtown hotel to consider would be the JW Marriott Marquis. This might be particularly more appealing to travellers on the Marriott Bonvoy scheme to earn or redeem points. The hotel features 313 guestrooms and suites with a contemporary design and upscale amenities. A full-service spa, range of dining options, fitness centre and business centre are also on-site. A rooftop pool and cocktail lounge with panoramic views of the city provide an ideal setting to unwind in your spare time. Lastly, the hotel boasts one of the largest ballrooms in not just the city, but the state, making this hotel a fantastic choice for business events.
Miami has a lot to offer, from its beaches to its vibrant nightlife and cultural attractions. Some of the more popular ways to spend spare time might include a visit to the famous South Beach or Little Havana. The former is perhaps one of the most famous beaches in the world and the latter is neighbourhood rich in Cuban culture and history. Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum, a fantastic way to take a stroll and admire large-scale street art murals. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is another fantastic estate for a casual stroll.
Slightly more off the beaten track is Key Biscayne. Key Biscayne is an island just off the coast of Miami, perfect for some quiet time away from the crowds to enjoy the beach or explore the nature reserves. The Coral Castle Museum is a quirky attraction worth a visit. It features a castle made entirely out of coral rock, built by a single man over the course of 28 years. Florida’s largest urban park, Oleta River State Park is a beautiful oasis in the middle of Miami. Here you could partake in some kayaking, mountain biking or hiking.
If this isn’t enough inspiration, get in touch with our team of business travel experts today! We can tailor an entirely bespoke itinerary just for you/your team for your next business travel to Miami.