Travel Challenge: Winter sun in Miami


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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week in Miami in the New Year, flying non-stop from Heathrow on Saturday 14 January. Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

BA Holidays

£749: Casablanca on the Ocean

Includes BA flights and room-only accommodation at the Casablanca on the Ocean. "This family-friendly hotel has a great location at the heart of Miami Beach and affords spectacular views out over the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway," says Kathryn Brownrigg of BA Holidays. (0844 4930758; "A host of shopping and entertainment venues are also to be found in the near vicinity."

Bon Voyage

£1,095: The Park Central Hotel

Includes American Airlines flights and room-only at The Park Central Hotel, which was built in 1937.

"This elegant Art Deco hotel commands a fantastic position right on Ocean Drive overlooking the sea and remains as impressive today as it did in the golden era of Miami Beach," says Karen Niven of Bon Voyage (0800 316 0194;

Virgin Holidays

£739: Days Inn Thunderbird

Includes Virgin Atlantic flights and B&B accommodation at the Days Inn Thunderbird. "Soak up the sun by day and the excitement of South Beach by night on this fantastic holiday," says Andrea Noble of Virgin Holidays (0844 557 3859;

"The hotel is a great base for those who enjoy a spot of shopping too, as it provides a free shuttle service to Aventura Mall and the bars and restaurants of South Beach."