Mandarin Oriental, Miami (Part 1)

April 28, 2011

For as long as I have been a traveler, I have had a special place in my heart for the Mandarin Oriental hotel chain.  I do not know if it is because I am obsessed with the Asian culture or because their name alone exudes the ultimate in luxury, but I am a loyal MO fan.  Thus, when the MO, Miami approached me about experiencing their world renown spa the answer was an obvious one.

The hotel is tucked away in a prestigious part of Miami known as Brickell Key.  When you arrive you immediately feel that amidst the bustling metropolis, you have found a secret hideaway.

My first stop of the afternoon was at their waterfront restaurant, Cafe Sambal.  I was surrounded by stunning bay views while I dined on some of the most delicious sushi I have ever tasted.  Before heading to the spa, I finished off the meal with some champagne to celebrate the day.

I once read a quote that really resonated with me:

Sometimes you want to expand your horizons, sometimes you are good right where you are.

And that is exactly how I felt once I entered the spa at the MO, Miami, I was more than good right where I was.

If I felt that strongly by just being inside of the spa, I could only imagine how I would feel during and after my treatments. . .

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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34 thoughts on “Mandarin Oriental, Miami (Part 1)

  1. Bluegreen Kirk

    Thanks for the post I never actually heard of Mandarin Oriental and to think its just around the corner. My wife would love going to this place.

  2. Leanne

    Oh wow, that looks so peaceful– I’d love to go and just embrace the moment, relax, dream off…:)

    PS, I LOVE the dress that you were wearing…freakin’ beautiful!

  3. ayngelina

    Ten years ago in the Philippines I went to a Mandarin Oriental and I remember it was the epitome of luxury there. So much so that I still remember it ten years later.

    Love the dress!

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Oooh I would LOVE to see the MO, Manila! I’m actually hoping to check it out in the next year. Plans are in the works!!! Thanks re: loving the dress 🙂

  4. Laura

    Oh wow, I’m so envious you got to enjoy a spa day at the MO! I love spa treatments and I can’t imagine how luxurious it must’ve been there. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      In the future I’m going to have more spa days, my soul demands more haha!!! I felt totally rejuvenated and refreshed after my experience at the MO. Make sure to check back for 2nd post.

  5. Andrea

    I went to University of Miami and really loved my four years there. I’m dying to get back because I was just speaking with a couple at a winery from Mendoza and they were telling me how much it has changed and expanded and I really feel like I must get back there! It’s been over a decade

  6. Janet

    I don’t care if it’s a sponsored post.. Jealous that you got to sponsor it ;D Looks like a really great high class place. Love asian cuisine of course. And if you took the pictures, you’re a great photographer! I love food porn. The Sushi is reminding me of the raw food I used to eat all the time.

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I did take the pictures, so thank you!!! It was hard to take them, because I just wanted to soak it all in. The sushi, my surrounding, my company…it was all divine! Would go back in a heartbeat.

  7. Mack Reynolds

    i live in south florida but i’ve never heard of this place. that seafood looks delicious…and is that jalapeno on that roll?! oh, man!

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