Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hurricane Proof

Hurricane season (June 1st to November 30th) is always a busy travel time for South Florida, whether visitors are coming into town for business or pleasure. Comfort Suites Miami would like you to know that there’s no concern for safety when you choose to work, play or simply relax and get away from it all on our grounds. Our hotel is structurally sound and designed to withstand high winds and inclement weather, while protecting both our staff and guests. We are also the closest hotel to the National Hurricane Center, and some emergency services for the Florida Keys even operate from our hotel during outer-island evacuations. Hurricane Resistant Our building offers reinforced exterior and interior concrete walls, floors and roof, even between rooms. Windows are designed to withstand 250 mph winds. And we have full power backup through a natural gas generator, which can provide air conditioning and electricity to the entire, fully occupied hotel. Our system cannot run out of fuel, since the gas lines run underground and are not supplied by a tank that would otherwise require refilling. At Comfort Suites Miami, you won’t be kept in the dark—even during strong storms and other adverse weather conditions. Sound Resistant A dual benefit to weather-resistant construction and shatter-proof windows is that our hotel is also sound resistant. You can unwind and enjoy ultimate privacy in your suite as you sleep, dine, surf online with Comfort Suites Miami’s complimentary Internet access or just spend time with your family, undisturbed. This also means that your peace won’t be disturbed by the sounds that might accompany loud windstorms, thunderstorms and downpours.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top 10 Suggestions for Your Miami Vacation

10. Don’t Look for Things to Complain About. When you’re on vacation in Miami and things don’t go exactly as planned, don’t immediately find someone to blame. Stay positive. Your mind is a powerful thing. Negative thoughts may subconsciously make things go awry.

9. Do Things You’ve Never Done Before. Miami offers many activities for visitors. Don’t stay in your comfort zone. Do things that you don’t normally do at home. Staying indoors, sleeping late, checking emails, and watching a lot of TV in your Miami hotel is not a very good way of spending a vacation.

8. Ask Locals for Help and Suggestions. Most Miami guidebooks will tell you that if you want to see the real culture, hang out where the locals are. This is good advice. Try to avoid the tourist traps.

7. Use Sunscreen. Sunburns can be as bad as hangovers on a vacation so make sure you use appropriate sunscreen.

6. Bring Your Camera. Everyone wants to look back and remember fond memories of their trips so make sure you don’t forget your camera.

5. Don’t Drink Too Much. Your mission in Miami should not be completely focused on partying. There’s nothing worse than a hangover on vacation.

4. Check the Weather. South Florida has a rainy season from summer to early fall, so make sure you check the predicted weather conditions before booking your Miami holiday.

3. Call the Hotel in Advance to Confirm Your Reservation. Before you arrive, call the front desk manager at the Miami Hotel to confirm your reservation. You can ask for a non-smoking room, if that’s what you prefer. You can also ask for a room in the quiet part of the hotel. Make sure you don’t get stuck in a lousy hotel room.

2. Plan an Itinerary and Do Research. Get a map of where you’re going. Look for the best restaurants in Miami. Research interesting places to visit. Don’t leave everything up to chance.

1. Leave Work at Home. You work almost everyday back home so make sure you leave business behind. Enjoy your Miami vacation!


Miami Golf Courses

If shopping, sun bathing, or people watching aren’t your choice of leisure activities when traveling to South Florida and the Miami Kendall area, then it must be golf! There are dozens of excellent Miami golf courses throughout the area and most are near hotels in Miami and Kendall.

The Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, located at 6401 Kendale Lakes Dr, is a public course. Formerly known as Miami National Golf Club, this facility has three individual nine hole courses that are played in three eighteen hole combinations. All the fairways are narrow due to an extremely thick cut of rough; however, there is only a scattering of trees that can affect your shots. Furthermore, numerous sand bunkers on the course may cause problems for the average player, and water hazards come into play at every corner on all three courses. The terrain is fairly flat, but there is some slight mounding that can occasionally leave you with an uneven lie. The large greens are undulating and fast. Many scenic views of the countryside can be seen throughout these courses.

The Doral Country Club is another excellent golf course. Home to the famous Blue Monster, this course is full of challenges for players at any level. Famous for hosting the World Golf Championship, some of the greatest players in the game have competed on this beautiful Miami golf course.

There are several excellent public golf courses throughout the Miami area. For more information on golf courses in the area, inquire at the front desk of your Miami or Kendall Hotel.