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Escape to These Luxury Hotels Offering Full Buyouts for Celebratory Events

Escape to These Luxury Hotels Offering Full Buyouts for Celebratory Events

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According to AARP’s 2023 Travel Trends, approximately 34% of domestic travel was attributed to family/multigenerational travelers, reunions, celebratory travel, special events and girls/guys getaways. Many of these vacationers want a tropical location near plenty of activities. While home-sharing sites may offer access to private residences, they often come without the luxury of traditional hotel amenities and daily housekeeping services. A few South Florida properties offer the opportunity for groups to buy out an entire section of their hotels to provide a private experience complete with hotel amenities.   

When people think of Miami, South Beach’s beautiful beaches and vibrant cultural scene automatically come to mind. The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property centrally located on Ocean Drive, just steps from South Beach. Each of the 132 rooms sprawled across four buildings is designed to blend art deco modernism with tropical allure, creating a lively yet functional space for guests while honoring the locale’s rich history. 

The Gabriel’s newest structure, the 12-suite Floridita Building, provides the ultimate venue for all types of celebrations. The elegant lobby features a private full bar and lounge area, perfect for hosting dinner parties or lavish get-togethers, and exclusive access to the rooftop glass-bottom “peek-a-boo” pool.

If guests want a mind-body detox, the hotel partners with Attunergy to offer private sound bath classes with breathwork and aromatherapy for relaxing, meditative experiences on the Floridita rooftop. These classes make any special event at The Gabriel South Beach memorable. 

While South Beach is a bustling cultural hub, Key West, the southernmost point of the continental U.S., offers a breezy tropical escape for travelers. The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, ideally located on the Key West Historic Seaport, just steps from lively Duval Street and Mallory Square, is a luxury retreat where guests can take refuge or join the nearby excitement. 

Recently named the “#1 Resort in the Florida Keys” for the second year in a row by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, this modern waterfront resort offers a hidden sanctuary of lush tropical grounds, three saltwater pools, an open-air restaurant and bar for alfresco dining, a state-of-the-art fitness center and 96 spacious guest rooms designed with Key West-inspired touches. Nestled inside The Marker is Harbor House, a collection of beautifully designed waterfront suites (ranging from 1,000-1,400 square feet) that can be bought out. Tucked away in Old Town with private entrances through which guests discreetly access hotel property, Harbor House is a reliable, luxe destination for any event. Whether it’s an extravagant bachelor party or a family get-together, Harbor House provides a serene setting and stunning harbor views close to all the Key West action.

The Gabriel South Beach ; The Marker Key West Harbor Resort