The Gale South Beach is beyond spectacular!!! You must stay here!! The purpose of our weekend stay was to celebrate my fiftieth birthday with family and friends. Finding a South Beach hotel where a large group of us could spend a truly memorable weekend together was absolutely essential and The Gale South Beach did not disappoint.
The entire staff is at your service offering personal and instinctive service that you would expect from the more traditional luxury branded hotels. From the moment I arrived I felt special. I was greeted warmly by the valet who asked if I was checking in and when I gave him my name he wished me a happy birthday and told me the hotel is looking forward to welcoming me and my guests for the weekend. The front desk greeted me warmly with a glass of champagne to enjoy during the check in process and also mentioned my birthday weekend. The bellman gave me an informative tour of the hotel and my guest room. I arrived a day earlier than everyone else in our group and knew within minutes of arriving from the energy of the staff and the look and feel of the hotel we made the right hotel choice for our weekend celebration.
The guest rooms were fantastic! Love, love, love the rain shower that is also a steam room, and that they have bathrobes that actually fit someone my size-normally hotel bathrobes are much to large. The bed is to die for (and so is the hands free Toto toilet).
Our group loved the smaller rooftop pool. It was perfect for us to gather at all three days. Ordering food and beverage from Dolce or private dining was quick and easy and the food was always delicious.
Our plan was to have a kick off dinner at a nearby hotel (which we did) and my dinner celebration at Dolce Italian Restaurant located at The Gale. Our Catering manager, Rachel Tenen was delightful to work with from beginning to end. We thought our dinner for 35 guests would be limited to the restaurant until we had our tour with Rachel and she showed us the rooftop terrace which was exactly what we had in mind- it was a definite wow!! The menu at Dolce is served family style and very easy to choose from especially for a large group. We had a wonderful variety of food for our cocktail reception and dinner. The service we received was stellar and everything served at the party was prepared to perfection and absolutely delicious!!
A big wow for me and my family/friends was walking into the Regent cocktail club and seeing on their menu board a cocktail named for me in honor of my birthday "The Fancy Nancy" Talk about creating a memorable moment and building customer loyalty!!! The hotel has a very strong and talented food and beverage team. The entire hotel team is strong and talented.
The concierge team is exceptional. I already miss both Greg and Kristine who checked in often to see how everyone was doing and if we needed anything. Every requests was take care of without delay. Housekeeping did an outstanding job as well. We all loved the GuyandGirl amenities.
This was the most memorable birthday celebration I could have imagined and I cannot thank the entire hotel team enough for making me and each of my guest feel so special and for exceeding our expectations. The Gale South Beach will forever have special meaning to all of us. YOU MUST STAY HERE!!