Bearing the unmistakable imprint of legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha with Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance, the Setai Miami Beach is located on Collins Avenue at 20th St near Miami Beach’s thriving cultural district, nightlife, fine dining, shopping and other South Beach attractions. It’s a very good position with everything close to you. From a distance what you notice is the tower, forty curvaceous stories of aquamarine glass right on the beach, home to the private owners’ suites as well as some of the more excessive hotel suites; like the sky, it’s hard to say whether the tower’s color is a reflection of the sea or some intrinsic property.
From the inland side on Collins Avenue, though, you can see that the Setai’s heart lies behind the refurbished facade of the Dempsey Vanderbilt hotel, a classic eight-story Art Deco building dating back to the first golden age of Miami Beach.
This is where you’ll find the comparatively more modest studio suites; it’ll quickly become clear, though, that modest isn’t really a word that applies in this case.
Art Decò the exterior may be, but the Setai’s interiors are anything but classic Miami. Forget about white, let alone coral-pink; think dark, as in black brick, black granite, lightened only by rich expanses of polished teak, more a sort of Indonesian volcanic look than anything you’d associate with South Beach.
Beauty & Wellness
Spa treatments are of course also available outside of your room: the spa, in keeping with the overall character of the place, is almost overindulgent. Three pools seem rather more than plenty, especially with the Atlantic just steps away.
And no big news luxury hotel[/do]would be complete without a deeply impressive restaurant: the Setai’s serves a “Trans-Ethnic” cuisine that is not a fusion but a mixing and matching of any number of very authentic Asian dishes.
Ocean Drive – one of the most famous streets in the world, this colorful South Beach hot spot is lined with famous Art Deco architecture, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and retail stores. It also runs parallel to the sandy coastline.
Lincoln Road – an outdoor walking mall in the heart of Miami Beach featuring restaurants from all culinary cultures, nightclubs, charming movie theaters, performing arts centers and so much more.
Wynwood and the Design District – an industrial zone turned exquisitely appealing art district offers Art Deco weekends, Art Walks and the globally recognized Art Basel which draws art aficionados and collectors from near and far.
Outdoor pool / Garden / Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Golf course (within 3 km)
Fitness centre / Spa and wellness centre/Massage
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 40 per day.
Non-smoking rooms / Facilities for disabled guests
Non-smoking throughout / Designated smoking area