As a devoted fan of Bal Harbour Shops, I’m always on the lookout for new accommodations opening in the chic village. A new one has just hit my radar: Quarzo, an all-suite hotel near the beach and Shops but away from the fray.
Quarzo has 29 studios and suites, all decorated in a minimalist-contemporary style. The suites have kitchens, which is nice when traveling with a family, as I often am. There is also lots of space for stacking those bags after a particularly successful shopping trip! Beyond the confines of the room are Zen meditation gardens and a pool area with cabanas overlooking the water. The beach is across the street.
One of the nicest services on offer is the access to a private chef, who will come to your suite and prepare anything your heart desires. Think of it as a home from home.
A suite at Quarzo, overlooking the Intracoastal