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Steel-and-glass buildings have sprung up around downtown, the heart of the city. By day there's plenty of activity downtown, as suited lawyers and bankers share the sidewalks with Latino merchants wearing open-neck, intricately embroidered shirts called guayaberas. But it's still pretty quiet when all the merchants close up Miami shops for the night. Downtown Miami is divided into four distinct areas, Uptown, Park West, the Central Business District and Brickell, and then themselves into many subdistricts. The northernmost area is Uptown, which is divided into the subdistricts of the Omni, Wynwood/Edgewater, and Midtown. To the south of Uptown is Park West, the Central Business District and south of the Miami River, Brickell, divided into Upper Brickell and Lower Brickell. The CBD is separated from Brickell by the Miami River, NW 7th St marks the line between Park West and the CBD, the Dolphin Expressway separates Park West and Uptown, and Broadway splits Upper and Lower Brickell apart.

Public Transportation in the downtown area is used more than in any other part of Miami and is a vital part of downtown life. The Metromover train system runs 3 lines through downtown (the downtown loop, the Omni loop, and the Brickell loop), and the Metrorail, Miami-Dade County's heavy rail system, makes 3 stops in the downtown area at the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Station, Government Center Station, and the Brickell Station.

The Metrorail has stops throughout Miami as well as Miami-Dade County with connections to Miami International Airport, all Miami-Dade County bus lines, Tri-Rail and Amtrak. The main bus station in downtown is located in Uptown, in the Omni.

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  • InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza. (http://www.icmiamihotel.com) 5 Star hotel. A Modern downtown hotel overlooking Biscayne Bay, adjacent to Bayside Marketplace, in the heart of Miami Florida. 641 newly redecorated rooms and 34 suites, offering views of the skyline and Biscayne Bay. 66,000 square feet of meeting space, including 30 meeting and conference rooms.
  • Hotel Urbano - Miami Florida Boutique Hotel, 2500 Brickell Ave.. (http://www.hotelurbano.com) 3 Star hotel. Enjoy Hotel Urbano in downtown Miami, Florida near South Beach. Our urban boutique hotel features stylish accommodations and exceptional services.
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