The Setai Miami Beach stands out as a hotel gem, merging Asian-inspired luxury with the dynamic energy of Miami

ByAndrea Thompson

May 16, 2024
photo credit: The Setai, Miami Beach

The Setai Miami Beach, also referred to as The Setai South Beach, is a unique treasure that embodies the fusion of Eastern and Western influences. Initially established as the Dempsey-Vanderbilt Hotel in 1937 by the ex-world heavyweight champion boxer Jack Dempsey.

Currently, under the ownership of Nakash Holdings, managed by the founders of Jordache Enterprises, and the von Furstenberg family. Their dedication to providing personalised service and luxury amenities continues steadfastly, securing its status as a preferred choice for travellers.

Located on Collins Avenue, right on the beach and at the centre of the Art Deco district, this haven caters to discerning travellers looking for both tranquillity and proximity to cultural sites and lively nightlife.

The Setai stands as a testament to the renowned architect Henry Hohauser’s genius, seamlessly blending Art Deco architecture with Asian motifs. Its walls, hewn from exquisite teakwood, exude a genuine warmth. The design, characterized by organic textures and fluid lines, instils a sense of calm and reverently acknowledges the traditions of Asian Art Deco through its deliberate composition.

Rooms and Suites

  • photo credit: The Setai, Miami Beach

    Art Deco Suites: Located in the landmark Art Deco Building, these suites feature clean lines, rich teak wood, and Asian-inspired décor. They provide a serene space of harmony and purpose.

  • Ocean Suites: Crafted for exclusivity, providing a serene hideaway with breath taking sunrise views, available in both oceanfront and ocean view selections. The dark wood interiors and Asian-inspired décor create a space where you can relax and enjoy the charm of South Beach.
  • Pool Villas: Nestled above the Spa Building, these villas provide tropical sunrise views and direct access to the Setai’s pristine pools.

Amenities and Activities

  • The Setai features three temperature-controlled infinity pools: a 75-degree lap pool, an 85-degree centre pool, and a 90-degree family pool. Each is meticulously maintained for your comfort, complemented by 16 poolside cabanas.
  • Spa: Valmont for The Spa at The Setai offers rejuvenating treatments and personal training.
  • Dining: Savour Mediterranean cuisine at Ocean Grill, an ideal spot for people-watching and enjoying Mediterranean flavours. Alternatively, delve into Asian culinary delights at Jaya. For a unique experience, visit The Setai Beach Kitchen, a sustainable culinary hotspot fully powered by solar energy.
  • Beachfront: The hotel has its own secluded stretch of sand for relaxation, but if feeling a little more energetic there are jet skis to rent.
  • Concierge Services: The Clefs d’Or concierge team ensures personalized experiences.

The Setai Miami Beach offers an oasis of glamour, energy, and beauty – an international luxurious experience that captivates at every turn. Miami may be cool, but the Setai is even cooler!