The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour is pleased to offer an array of exceptional meeting experiences inspired by the resort’s unique position on the very northern tip of Miami Beach. For centuries, Bal Harbour and the waters that surround it have served as a sanctuary: an environmental sanctuary for marine life such as manatees, who take refuge in South Florida’s warm waters during the winter months; a sanctuary for Prohibition-era rum runners who would arrive from the Bahamas to deliver liquor to be ‘hauled over’ from the ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway for delivery; and a sanctuary for guests who have visited since the 1950s, escaping the hustle and bustle of Miami for a calm, quiet refuge surrounded by water.
Through a variety of memorable experiences, ranging from food and beverage to teambuilding activities all designed to stir creativity, promote productivity and foster connection to each other and the place, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to truly immerse in a coastal sanctuary.
Activities include guided meditation breaks, The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour Signature tea breaks, private yoga classes, teambuilding on the water including luxury yacht rentals and kayaking at nearby Oleta State Park, shark tagging and rum or whiskey tastings.
Other Meeting Services
Off Property Venues
A VIP on-field reception at Miami’s Dolphin Stadium for a memorable teambuilding experience
An offsite dinner at the historic Spanish Monastery, the oldest European-built structure in the western hemisphere, built in 12th century Spain and later transported to the United States.
Transportation Once your group is on property, we are pleased to arrange round-trip transportation for any of your group transportation needs.
Event Concierge A personal concierge can be arranged to assist you exclusively during your registration and all other aspects of your conference throughout your stay.
General Session/Meeting Room Decor From simple floral packages to extensive décor, we can enliven your general session and other meeting rooms to communicate the theme of your program and maintain your group’s alertness.
Décor & Theme Events We produce memorable events by being creative in our design. From elegant to casual, simple to amazing, we can transport your guests to distant places or make them feel right at home.
Activities Florida is celebrated for its natural beauty, resources and fabulous weather. Take it all in with traditional and some non-traditional ways to experience the history and fun that Bal Harbour and Miami have to offer. Explore local museums, sail the turquoise Atlantic on a yacht or take in local culture in some of Miami's most vibrant neighborhoods.
Entertainment Whether you are looking for big name entertainment or subtle dinner music, we work closely with quality local and national entertainers that are sure to please.
A memorable and enriching stay can extend well beyond our hotels. That’s why The Ritz-Carlton proudly offers Impact Experiences, providing inspiring opportunities for our guests to contribute to the local community. Impact Experiences are compelling social and environmental impact activities where there is one constant – each program makes a lasting and authentic difference.
Impact Experiences offers on-property activities that can be incorporated in the conference agenda during lunch breaks, receptions and coffee breaks, including:
Partnering with the hotel’s culinary team to prepare the ingredients for a regionally adapted dish for donation to a local hunger relief organization;
Assembling school supplies and art materials in backpacks for donation to students whose academic success is threatened by poverty;
Collaborating in teams to assemble emergency preparedness kits for shipping to a disaster relief facility or community organization;
Designing and creating greetings and birthday cards for children in a local pediatric healthcare facility or children’s organization.
Impact Hour, a platform for leaders from The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints partner organizations to showcase how they are successfully addressing social and environmental issues.
Additionally, Signature Impact Experiences invite our group guests to take part in an off-site volunteer activity, unique to the destination.
Caring for South Florida’s Marine Animals South Florida’s coastal waters are home to innumerable species that sometimes need our help. Group guests can learn about animal conservation and tend to majestic creatures, like sea turtles and manatees. This fascinating look at Florida’s delicate marine environment immerses guests into the unique work of Bal Harbour Animal Conservation.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour provides you with world-class event support and renowned service. We have a large inventory of equipment and a wealth of experience in helping our guests achieve the goals for their meetings with creativity and professionalism.
Meetings and events at The Ritz-Carlton are carefully designed to create an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. Together with our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams (REACT) you and your attendees can support our efforts to reduce our environmental imprint and make a meaningful difference. Within our hotels, we reduce energy and water usage, offer a linen and terry reuse program, and utilize environmentally preferable cleaning products. Our meeting venues support a sustainable future by offering recycled paper products and pens, water service options, organic and local food and sustainable seafood options.