How to know it’s high season in Miami? Witness the hip parade of new hotels.

  • Built in 1939, the former Copley Plaza emerges from a designer rehab as CIRCA 39, an 86-room boutique with all the pleasures of a beach resort, plus the business sense to put guestroom desks on wheels. Rooms from $169. (305) 538-4900,
  • The art deco classic THE RALEIGH hotel on South Beach sports a fresh gloss under new owner André Balazs, who also shelters celebs at his Standard hotels in L.A. From $295. (305) 534-6300,
  • Taking a bow this month, the Italian-owned BENTLE pours on the luxuries — like a health club, spa, and trendy beach club — aimed at Riviera-style swells. From $255. (877) 236-8510,