Marco Polo Ramada Plaza Beach Resort enjoys a quieter location on the seashore of northern Miami Beach, Fla. Yet, the 12-story resort is close to a number of vibrant local attractions. Only one-half mile from the resort, serious shoppers flock to the Aventura Mall, featuring 250 stores, including a plethora of exclusive designer boutiques. The upscale Bal Harbour Shops, awash with celebrities and fashion designers, are only five miles from the resort. South Beach beckons from ten miles away. The sunny oceanfront Marco Polo Ramada Plaza Beach Resort offers private access to the white sand beach. Overlooking the beach, the pool area is laid with rich earth-toned tile and features an Olympic size pool and children’s pool. Additional entertainment is found inside the hotel where the promenade features a clothing boutique, an art gallery and a salon. Marco Polo Ramada Plaza Beach Resort also houses a video game arcade. Marco Polo Ramada Plaza Beach Resort’s fitness center is stocked with free weights, weight machines and cardio equipment. The fitness center’s wall of windows allows guests to work out with a view of the Florida landscape. Personal trainers are also on staff (surcharges apply). Following vigorous workouts, guests relax in the fitness center’s sauna and steam room. Massage therapy sessions also promise supreme relaxation (surcharges apply). Marco Polo Ramada Plaza Beach Resort serves up a number of dining options. Each morning, breakfast eaters are treated to complimentary continental breakfast for two. The Poolside Café and Bar prepares casual fare, including hamburgers, salads and cool tropical drinks. Pizza Bianco specializes in casual Italian dishes. Additionally, Marco Polo Lounge entertains with live music on weekends and concocts refreshing beverages and a variety of appetizers in the late afternoon and evening hours. The resort’s 250 guestrooms are painted a cheerful shade of creamy yellow and are accented with jewel-toned bedspreads and light wood furniture. Guestrooms are stocked with an array of amenities, including wet bars, compact refrigerators and in-room safes. Technologically speaking, the guestrooms are well connected—each guestroom offers cable TV, complimentary wireless Internet and telephones with voice mail. Select guestrooms feature kitchenettes with stoves and refrigerators. Splendid city or ocean views and extended hour room service set the scene for romantic evenings at Marco Polo Ramada Plaza Beach Resort.