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ADDRESS: Turnberry Isle Miami
19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180
Telephone: (305) 932-6200
Guest Facsimile: (305) 933-6554
Toll-Free Reservations: (855) 201-8027
Web site: www.turnberryislemiami.com
OWNER/MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Turnberry Hotel Group, a division of Turnberry Associates
AFFILIATION: Autograph Collection
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Jon Gersonde
YEAR BUILT: 1970
RENOVATION: $150 million transformation completed December 2007; $2 million Orchid renovation in November 2011; Hibiscus renovation in November 2014
LOCATION AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Turnberry Isle Miami is situated within the lush surroundings of Aventura, an exclusive enclave in North Miami Beach, Fla., that means “adventure” in Spanish. The Mediterranean-style resort is located across the street from the Aventura Mall and is ideally located 12 miles south of Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 18 miles north of Miami International Airport. A soothing retreat atmosphere on 300 tropical acres with a culture of authenticity, spirited service and enriching experiences, Turnberry Isle Miami is an Autograph Collection Hotel.
The resort’s 408 guest rooms and suites provide the ultimate in luxury and comfort. For first-rate pampering, each spacious guest room has wood-floor entries, carpeted bedrooms, exquisite linens, the finest furnishings and art. In-room amenities include: two-flat screen televisions, I-home, three dual-line telephones, mini-bar and safe. French doors open onto private terraces with spectacular views of the resort’s golf courses, gardens and pools.
GUEST ROOM AMENITIES:
BOURBON STEAK, a Michael Mina restaurant, is a contemporary American steakhouse located just off the main resort lobby with a 250-seat space designed by longtime Mina collaborator, Tony Chi. With a menu that takes its cues from Mina’s stunning Las Vegas steakhouse, Stripsteak at Mandalay, BOURBON STEAK features modern American fare with a focus on the finest meats and freshest seafood available worldwide.
CORSAIR BY SCOTT CONANT is inspired by the age of discovery and Florida's rich history of exploration, offering a seasonal and rustic menu rooted in the farmhouse cooking of America and the Mediterranean. Dishes follow each season, reflecting the harvest of local farmers and purveyors and putting the quality and simplicity of their ingredients center stage.
The HARRY SOFFER ROOM is a private club area and dining room for members with exquisite furnishings and breathtaking views of the Raymond Floyd-designed golf courses. The Harry Soffer Room is the ideal location for members to meet and enjoy a friendly card game, lunch or espresso.
The LAGUNA GRILL features tropical island casual fare on an outdoor open terrace with views of a waterfall and the lagoon pool so parents can keep a watchful eye on their children while enjoying delicious cuisine.
The BEACH CLUB GRILL is a seaside eatery with indoor and outdoor patio dining at the private beach club on the Atlantic Ocean. The menu offers wraps, salads and options for children. Open daily from 11am to 5pm.
The LOBBY LOUNGE, located adjacent to the main lobby, is an inviting setting with comfortable furnishings, a modern bar and floor-to-ceiling windows. A great place to gather, read or play board games, the Lobby Lounge offers a menu of mini-bites and specialty drinks.
The modern bar at BOURBON STEAK centers on the classically engineered cocktail, using pure ingredients mixed with select hand-crafted spirits.
The CASCATA POOL BAR offers casual fare and frozen specialty drinks to keep guests feeling cool and refreshed while enjoying the resort’s more tranquil, secluded Cascata Pool.
The BEACH CLUB BAR overlooks the resort’s own private beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Open daily until 5 p.m.
MEETING, CONFERENCE & WEDDING FACILITIES:
Recognized as South Florida's finest resort for meetings, conferences and weddings, the Turnberry Isle Miami has been awarded many distinctions including the Gold Tee award from Meetings & Conventions and the Pinnacle award from Successful Meetings.
With over 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, Turnberry Isle Miami can cater events from the most elaborate banquet or wedding to the most intimate conference. The Grand Ballroom measures 12,080 sq. ft. and can be separated into three sections, accommodating up to 1,700 guests. Garden room I and II combine to form a 7,020 sq. ft. room, which can serve up to 350 for dinner. The Conference Center has a total of 20 meeting rooms, its own private valet entrance and electronic message boards. Elegant appointments include crystal chandeliers, crown moldings and original paintings and tapestries.
The Magnolia Courtyard is a 4,000 square-foot, Mediterranean-style outdoor terrace overlooking the Turnberry Isle’s famous 18th hole “Island Green” and 64-foot waterfall, and can accommodate up to 300 guests.
All meetings and conventions are supervised by the resort’s experienced staff of meeting planners and catering managers. Complete audio-visual capabilities are available. The Business Center provides extensive administrative services, computer and business equipment rentals.
SPORTS AND RECREATION:
The Turnberry Isle’s two Raymond Floyd-designed championship-caliber golf courses have both gone through more than $45 million in renovations changing the landscape of Florida golf. The South Course’s (Soffer) debut was December 2006 and the North (Miller) opened in December 2007. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., both courses offer lush, tropical grounds accentuated with a variety of elevation changes, contoured fairways, sharp changes within holes and strategically placed water features. Varied flora and trees indigenous to Florida’s tropical climate create an oasis-like feel throughout the courses giving nearly each hole a private feel, with more than $100,000 in landscaping spent on each hole of play. Occasionally, a beautiful statue can be found nestled within the foliage, reminding golfers that beauty surrounds them at every turn.
The resort’s courses are home to hundreds of birds who continue to call Turnberry home. Special nesting areas have been positioned throughout the courses ensuring the continuity of the Audubon program. Even a separate “Flamingo Island” was built within Lake Julius, the largest and deepest body of water at the resort named after Golf Hall of Famer and former Golf Director Julius Boros. The Island ensures resident Flamingoes are able to nest and nurture their young in a natural environment.
The courses vibrant hues accentuated by the Paspalum Sea Dwarf grass that stays green year round is offset by the many lakes, brilliant flowers, white sand bunkers and lush foliage, all creating a golfer’s dream destination.
Turnberry Isle Miami is affiliated with the elite Cañas Tennis directed by Guillermo Cañas, one of the world’s most recognizable tennis players who ranked #8 on the ATP tour. Facilities include a state-of-the-art tennis center featuring four clay HydroCourts lit up at night, a Tennis Shop as well as eight additional courts at its Turnberry Marina. Courts are self-irrigating and host players of all levels. Daily clinics, private lessons and corporate packages are available.
The only one of its kind at a South Florida resort, the 7,500 square-foot Laguna Pool is its own paradise featuring a 180-foot long, 35-foot high waterslide that gently winds around into a splash pool supervised by a water safety attendant, an 800-linear-foot lazy river with single and double inner-tubes, a separate hot tub and toddler wading pool, plus a nearby Laguna Grill.
While children play, parents can relax by the lagoon-style heated zero-entry swimming pool on one of the plush lounges or round cushioned beds, or rent one of the 18 private cabanas for a day where fine furnishings, a 32-inch LCD flat screen television, a refrigerator, ceiling fan, locker, changing room and premier service provide the ultimate escape. A menu of cabana spa services from the resort’s award-winning Spa & Fitness Center is the perfect way to unwind and renew energy after a sun-filled day. Cabana prices vary throughout the year.
Just a short shuttle ride away, guests can enjoy Turnberry Isle’s private Beach Club. Relax poolside in a canopy bed, on a plush lounge chair or rent one of the blue striped cabanas outfitted with a lounge chair, table, mini-bar for storing personal items and a rotating fan. Steps away from the pool lies a beautiful strip of the Atlantic beach, where guests can make castles in the sand, rent wave runners or play volleyball.
Kids’ Connection teaches children about the world, plus is jammed-packed with a variety of fun-filled activities that’s sure to impress even the toughest little critic, including teambuilding and cooperative games, arts & crafts, sports and fitness, drama, pool activities, a character club and special classes like zumba and safari animals. Half-day programs are $45 per child and run from 9 a.m. to noon or parents can choose a full-day schedule ($65 per child) that includes lunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A scenic 2.9-mile jogging trail circles the resort and its golf courses providing a great workout option for the entire family.
SPA & FITNESS CENTER:
The 25,000 square-foot Spa and Fitness Center, created by famous resort architect Tag Galyean, is the shinning jewel in the Turnberry Isle’s royal crown. The Spa’s three floors are connected by a grand spiral staircase that showcases a soothing fountain, all accented by a glass dome skylight. There are 27 treatment rooms in total, an extensive menu of treatments, a 3,650 square-foot fitness center complete with an aerobics and spin cycle studio, weight and cardio rooms. The Fitness Center is home to one of the most comprehensive wellness programs. The Optimal Wellness Center offers customizable health and fitness programs and services based on personal goals and medical needs for guests who wish to incorporate healthy choices into their vacations. Tricho is a full-service beauty salon where guests may change their look or refresh and re-balance with a full day spa experience.
Private memberships in five distinguished categories present guests with the ideal way to enjoy the resort time and again. The membership program includes access to a private club area and dining room with exquisite furnishings and breathtaking views of the golf course; exclusive special events, author and celebrity chef appearances; and networking opportunities.
NEARBY SHOPPING AND RECREATION:
For shopping, resort guests are within walking distance or a complimentary short shuttle ride to the Aventura Mall, with 300 specialty shops and stores, including Bloomingdale’s, Macy's and Nordstrom. Also nearby is the elegant Bal Harbour Shops anchored by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Sporting enthusiasts are only minutes away from Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins; Marlins Park where the Miami Marlins play; the American Airlines Arena, headquarters of the Miami Heat; BankAtlantic Center, home of the Florida Panthers; Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, Calder Race Course; Dania and Miami Jai-Alai Frontons; Hollywood and Biscayne Dog Tracks, Oleta River State Park; and the Crandon Park Tennis Center at Key Biscayne, host to the Sony Open.
A complimentary shuttle provides guests with service to and from Aventura Mall and the resort’s private Beach Club and Marina. Limousine service is available from the Turnberry Isle Miami to Miami and Fort Lauderdale International Airports, as well as other points of interest. Aventura Limousine also offers vans, mini buses and motor coaches. Car rentals are available through the concierge for guests' convenience.