South Beach’s,The Setai Hotel and Resort, is a majestic Asian inspired, oceanfront, luxury hotel adjoined by a 40-story regal residential tower. The Setai Hotel is commonly known for its unprecedented luxury and service, and for being one of the most prized pieces of oceanfront property in South Beach.
With the infamous Art Basel Miami Beach just around the corner, many are looking to The Setai Hotel for its annual welcoming of art enthusiasts from around the world who can take in the rich designs of the hotel’s displayed authentic collections and artifacts from Asia.
Incorporating highlights from Shanghai’s Art Deco period in its grand lobby decorated in Shanghai brick, bronze and rich teak, imported stone, The Setai Hotel is truly a gallery in its own right. As guests enter into the lobby they are privy to an elegant floor constructed from authentic bricks dismantled from abandoned buildings in China’s old city before being transported to Miami. Venturing through the lobby to the bar and restaurants, visitors will see other relics such as tables made from Beijing palace pavers and hurricane candle cases from Chiang Mai. Replaced with oranges during the day, as a symbol of the bridge between the Setai’s Asian influences and those of the Sunshine State, the candles are lit for a romantic atmosphere at night, adding to the already extremely idyllic oasis and intimate setting of the lobby and courtyard areas.
December’s Art Basel will bring numerous art connoisseurs who can also appreciate the incredible expansive bar displaying a mosaic of hand-picked mother of pearl in The Setai Hotel. In addition, throughout the luxurious property, visitors can view a series of 137 paintings by Christian de Laubadere and The Calligraphy Brush collection by Korean artist Lee June Woong, portraying the ancient art of calligraphy writing and design.
Rooms and suites are no exception when it comes to the magnificent ambience and art display at The Setai Hotel. Rooms are adorned with teak, black granite, and fine silk and each room’s sleek and trendy environment is only further amplified by the authentic jade pieces that were found in antique markets of China which are displayed on the walls.