For Miami, being seaside is the way to go if you’re travelling to America on holiday. We stayed at The Setai Hotel, which is in a prime location situated off Miami Beach and within a short distance of a host of cultural attractions and the town’s vibrant nightlife, like Ocean Drive and South Beach.

First Impressions

Inspired by an East meets West concept, The Setai Miami Beach Hotel is a stylish oceanfront hotel that converges Asian and American philosophies to create a stylish ambience for guests that’s all about appreciating the best of what Miami has to. offer. With a backdrop of art-deco architecture designed by renowned architect Henry Hohausar and a buzzing vibe, it feels like the centre of town. Unwind by checking out the spa, and their laid-back, Asian-inspired hospitality makes for a dreamy destination. Miami is cool, the Setai is even cooler.

Miami, the ultimate cool spot in America, feels chic and buzzy, and its range of activities (and perfect weather) means it suits whatever break you’re looking for, from a romantic destination to unwinding with the family.

The Venue’s USP

While the beach is undeniably breathtaking, it is rivalled by the hotel’s trio of infinity pools by the glamorous poolside, where even supermodel Gisele Bündchen was supposedly spotted basking in the sun. Each pool is meticulously maintained at varying temperatures, including the 75-degree lap pool, the 85-degree centre pool, and the 90-degree family pool. In between swims, find respite in one of sixteen new poolside cabanas. This attention to detail is reflected across all the hotel’s impeccable services.

The Rooms

The ocean suites offer incredible views and unobstructed sunrises while the art-deco suites are welcoming and beautifully designed. The dark wood interiors and Asian-inspired decor immediately puts you at ease. Meanwhile, the pool villas are perfect for palm-tree, tropical vibes and easy access to The Setai’s three incredible pools.

The Facilities

Hotel highlights were hard to choose from . As you stroll from the hotel lobby toward the beach, you’ll be captivated by the lush courtyard and serenity pond, serving as gentle reminders that your sole responsibility in this moment is to unwind. Interested in beach relaxation? The hotel boasts its own secluded stretch of sand where you can recline on a day bed. If you’re feeling a tad more adventurous and energetic, jet skis are available for rental.

Food & Drink

There’s a bit of everything on the menu here. The Ocean Grill is an incredible spot for people watching with a glass of champagne in hand. You can dig into Mediterranean dishes and specials like the seafood tower that’s stacked with oysters, Maine lobster, ceviche, crudo and shrimp cocktail. Jaya celebrates cuisine from across Asia and serves up some great wok-crafted curries and traditional tandoor nibbles. Plus, the signature Peking duck is a favourite here. You can also enjoy a meal from The Setai Beach Kitchen, a sustainable culinary hotspot powered by solar energy.

Things To Do Nearby

The South Beach icon, Ocean Drive is just two miles away from the hotel and offers lovely al fresco eateries, art galleries and designer boutiques. Wynwood, a thriving cultural destination home to incredible street art is just a 20-minute drive.

If you’ve got an afternoon of golf on your mind, look no further than the Miami Beach Golf Club, considered the best public golf course in Miami. Or of course, feel free to stay in and enjoy the many delights that The Setai has to offer.

Miami is cool, The Setai is even cooler.

The Verdict

A stay at The Setai offers a truly distinctive experience in Miami Beach. While it stands as a landmark beach resort, its iconic architecture and innovative design foster an intimate boutique atmosphere, epitomising the hotel’s dedication to providing exclusive, personalised hospitality.

How To Get There

The hotel is about an hour’s drive from the Miami International Airport. If you’re flying in from London, there are non-stop 9 hour 30 minute flights available to book.

How To Book

Whether it’s a family holiday you’re planning or a getaway for two, The Setai has something for everyone. Make your bookings here: Plus, read our guide to Florida.

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