Enrique Iglesias' music is global, but his life is local. His hometown of Miami is his base of operations, where he skippers both his lightning-fast Cigarette boat and a musical career that has produced sales of 30 million albums and earned him 13 number-one singles and a slew of awards. The son of Julio Iglesias and Philippines-born ex-model Isabel Preysler, Enrique just released Quizás (which means "perhaps"), his first all-Spanish album in five years. In early 2003, he'll be seen in movie theaters alongside Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Johnny Depp in his feature-film debut, Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Until then, here's a weekend with Enrique Iglesias in the city of eternal sunshine, seduction, and style.
"The Tides Hotel on Ocean Drive has a laid-back atmosphere with an elegant art-deco decor. The rooms are large and comfortable, and the service is great. It also has a great pool area, you're right on the beach, and you can walk to a wide selection of restaurants and boutiques. The Pelican Hotel was decorated by Diesel, the designer clothing company, and was recently renovated. It's very cool. There's a sidewalk terrace restaurant. We did the video for my new Spanish album's first single, 'Mentiroso,' at the Pelican."
"I love Bond ST. Lounge at the Townhouse Hotel in Miami Beach. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Miami. It's a Japanese place that does things very modern and new. It's the best sushi in town. Osteria del Teatro in Miami Beach has a great Italian menu."