Friday, 29 June 2012

The Setai, Miami Beach

The Setai

The Setai is an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach. Its design vision artfully combines the rich architectural history of the neighborhood and its cultural diversity with the International Art Deco movement, particularly its influence in Asia.
The Art Deco landmark building was originally built between 1936 – 1938 as the famed Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel. Next to it is our 40-story glass tower that surpasses all around it in elevation, views and design.
The Setai & The Environmen


  • Goals are updated at least on an annual basis and are the responsibility of the hotel Green Team
  • Unless specifically stated otherwise, all goals will be set to at least a 5% improvement per year and are based on specific quantifiable data
  • Employees (and guests when appropriate) are kept aware of our green efforts and are encouraged to actively participate in helping the hotel to become more environmentally sustainable
  • The message portrayed to guests about our operational standards shall always be accurate and complete
  • Switch lights off when possible (and where possible through the use of timer switches or sensors)
  • Use energy-efficient bulbs where possible & aesthetically pleasing, including all back-of-house areas
  • Default room temperatures and controls for when occupied / not occupied
  • Monitor refrigerator & freezer temperature controls after each checkout
  • Sleep timers on computers set to conserve energy
  • Minimize room lighting after turndown service 
Local environment 
  • Support local environmental organization - ECOMB (Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches) through physical and financial efforts
  • In this program we will assist in Miami Beach clean up programs on a regular basis
  • We will participate in the ECOMB candidates Forum and provide financial aid where appropriate
Hygiene, Health and Safety
  • No smoking policy
  • Ensure adequate air circulation and quality
  • Green training & “Green Team” 
The Beach

The Setai is a masterful collaboration of nature and inspiration.

Set amid tropical gardens and sparkling pools at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the resort is infused with the revitalizing and soothing essence of water.  

Beyond the elegance and tranquility of The Setai lies the horizon-defining beaches and adult playground of South Beach. Our location allows you to craft your preferred blend of daytime relaxation and nighttime exploration.

Water, sand and spectacle. South Beach awaits your discovery.

The pools 

 At the gates of our property lie the white sand and turquoise waters of South Beach.

Whether you choose to spend your day by one of our three pools or at the beach in front of The Setai, our service will elevate your experience.

Available by the pools or on the beach, our day-beds allow you to linger by the water in complete comfort. Our full service includes towels, water, magazines and iPods for your use while you enjoy the sun. Select from our menu of light fare and refreshing beverages available from our pool-side restaurant. Our beach service also includes a range of jet skis for rent.

You can also enjoying refreshments in our courtyard, or in the dining pods, which are punctuated by water pools.


Coral Gables and Coconut Grove in Greater Miami are rich with historic sites, restaurants and shopping and make an ideal day excursion.

The world-renowned Everglades, located southwest of Miami is an intriguing eco-system that’s host to more than 45 variety of plants that grow nowhere else on Earth. As well, the Everglades are home to over 350 types of birds, 500 types of fish and dozens of reptiles and mammals.

The Keys are a string of low-lying islands that stretch about 200 miles from the southern tip of Florida’s mainland. From Key Largo, across the amazing seven-mile bridge to the storied Key West, which was home to Ernest Hemingway, this is a special part of the country that beguiles and delights.


  • Bass Museum of Art. Located next to The Setai, the Bass Museum is the only fine art museum on Miami Beach.
  • The Wolfsonian. This museum is built around the private collection of Mickey Wolfson and the works celebrate the decorative arts of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
  • Jackie Gleason Theater. The home of the Jackie Gleason Show of the early 1970s, this celebrated building is now a performing arts theater.
  • Lincoln Road Theatre. An easy walk from The Setai, the Lincoln Road Theatre is home to the renowned New World Symphony.
  • Miami City Ballet. Founded in 1986, the Miami City Ballet has grown to be one of the largest, most acclaimed companies in the US.
  • Lowe Art Museum. Located in Coral Gables, this museum is now one of the largest in Florida. 


Miami welcomes the shopper with varied choices in shops and locales. 

  • Lincoln Road. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of boutiques, brand name shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Bal Harbour shops. This area offers designer fashion and labels.
  • Village of Merrick Park. Located in Coral Gables, it offers a mixture of designer fashion and well known brand names.
  • Collins Avenue. Stretching the length of South Beach, Collins Avenue provides a wide range of shopping options, from boutiques to designer fashions
  • Coco Walk. Nestled in Coconut Grove, this village atmosphere offers a combination of fashion and dining options.

Outdoor Activities
Our Concierge will be delighted to arrange any of a host of outdoor activities for you.

  • Yacht rentals, including catered meals
  • World-class deep sea diving
  • Yoga and Tai Chi classes available through the spa
  • Golf and tennis
  • Parasailing
  • Boating
  • Snorkeling


When the sun goes down, South Beach comes to life. From bars to clubs and live music venues, Miami is ever-changing and never predictable. Speak with our Concierge to discover locations that best suit your tastes and interests.

Children’s Attractions
Miami has a host of activities available for our youngest guests.
  • Miami Children’s Museum. A place of wonder where pre-school-aged children can learn through play.
  • Jungle Island. This massive aviary is home to more than 3,000 parrots and over 500 other animals, including monkey and reptiles. Jungle Island also offers an exceptional 90-minute private VIP Tour.
  • The Museum of Science. Dedicated to bringing science to kids, it’s an ideal place for children to have a hands-on experience of the marvels of science.
  • Seaquarium. A marine-life rehabilitation center, this attraction offers whale and dolphin shows as well as many other exhibits.
  • Miami Metrozoo. A habitat-based zoo, in this extensive compound animals are grouped by their native continent and feeding demonstrations provide wonderful opportunities to see them.


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