Being from Hong Kong I'm very familiar with the brand and their reputation. This MO was not quite up to scratch, there was a distinct lack of the feeling of opulence that you get at Asian MOs, but it was certainly pleasant enough. The staff were knowledgable and helpful, the rooms spacious and the view from our room was a nice surprise (we could see out to the ocean) but the noise from the hallway was remarkably (annoyingly) loud. I felt the reception/lounge area would have benefitted from a proper bar or at least the pool bar should remain open in the evenings. The pool area lacked the sumptuousness of a luxury hotel and the 'beach' was much smaller than it appears on their website. It was a $30 taxi ride to South Beach but if you're in Miami on business and need to be downtown then this hotel would be a good choice.