American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
Wed, Nov 14 – Fri, Nov 16, 2012
Westin Colonnade Hotel
The City of Miami, for all its tropical allure and movie set looks, is still a relatively new city. It has been an obliging host for a variety of inhabitants that have included Native Americans, Spaniards and Caribbean pirates, onward up to modern times where today's cosmopolitan metropolis embodies a variety of ethnic cultures. Miami has grown into a major tourist resort that capitalizes on its Southeastern location on the Miami River between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic where widespread white sand beaches and blue waters welcome a pleasant climate and a plethora of visitors.
Since its incorporation in 1896, this "Gateway to the Americas" has grown tremendously. Miami is now far removed from when it was considered a simple winter resort weighted by a primarily retirement community. Today, it's one of America's favorite tropical locations and is ranked near the top for popular vacation destinations with Los Angeles and New York. But in spite of its celebrity-centered playground appeal and spring breaker saturation, it is also accessible to the average traveler seeking more sunlight than limelight.
Greater Miami covers an area of more than 2,000 square miles that includes 80 miles of coastline. It's home to a population of more than 2.2 million complimented by another 10 million visitors a year, more than half of which are international travelers. Greater Miami and its beaches make up a sprawling community dotted with a number of tourist-friendly neighborhoods that include sophisticated South Beach, the internationally acclaimed Miami Beach, Surfside and Sunny Isles on the northern end, Key Biscayne off the coast, Coral Gables' Mediterranean-inspired charm, and Coconut Grove's upscale appeal.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 – Fri, Nov 16, 2012