The saying goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Well the same can be said about South Beach. Although my lips are sealed, you may want to check out The New York Post’s Page 6. I’ve just returned from an intimate birthday celebration at The Setai Miami Beach for legendary designer Valentino. And if you haven’t experienced The Setai…you must.
While I can’t dish about details of the secret birthday bash (albeit beyond chic, super intimate, filled with celebrities and glam friends alike.) It was beyond fun…and delicious. New executive chef Mathias Gervais served an amazing birthday dinner of the most fabulous risotto starter and outstanding sea bass.
Now…allow me to gush about my stay at the hotel.
The Setai is sublime.
Few U.S. hotels have the unique, sanctuary-inspired feel that The Setai exudes. There is the perfect balance of art deco meets Asian modern. From the dimly lit, sexy courtyard, steeped with Asian design elements, to the truly magnificent pool pavilion to the all-suite rooms, the hotel seamlessly blends eastern traditions of nature and serenity.
There is a 90-foot-long poolside bar which overlooks both the Atlantic and the three Setai swimming pools. I had a relaxing lunch overlooking the ocean and it felt like more of a stay in Bali than South Beach. The Setai spa is a two-story sanctuary with a fitness center overlooking the pools on the first floor, and on the second floor there are four private spa suites, each with pool and ocean views, private soaking tub and steam room. Sadly, I did not have time to spa, but my tour inspired me to come back and book my treatments in advance!