Haute 5 Places in Miami to Bring in the New Year: Warm Weather and Stylish Celebrations

The Setai Hotel & Resort’s Celebration for the Senses

If you’re looking for an evening of relaxed sophistication in a luxuriously divine setting, there’s one place in South Beach that stands out in everyone’s mind: The Setai. The Asian-inspired oasis of style is one of the best places to enjoy the cool lines of Asia and the heat of Miami. For New Year’s Eve, The Setai will be entertaining their guests’ senses with the sounds of Friends of the New World Symphony, the flavors of an utterly decadent six-course tasting menu, and the sights of the elegantly infamous Courtyard. An intimate orchestra ensemble will be serenading the elite crowd with music ranging from the classics of the 18th century all the way to today’s favorites. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy endless champagne and hors d’oeuvres in The Courtyard before enjoying dinner delights specially created by Executive Chef Jonathan Wright while being serenaded by duos and trios of strings and woodwinds. As the clock strikes midnight, the sounds of Friends of the New World Symphony will be joined by jazz vocalist Rebekah Diaz, trumpet soloist Sam Hyken, and DJ Danny Carreras. Jazz sensation Carmen Lundy will MC the countdown to midnight and perform a selection of her famed songs. Tickets cost $450 per person and include a six-course dinner with wine pairings, unlimited beverages and live musical performances from 8:00pm-11:00 p.m. (cash bar from 11:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m). For out of town guests, The Setai Experience package is available for booking with a minimum 5-night stay. This package includes welcome bottle of champagne, daily breakfast and a choice of round-trip Range Rover airport transfers or two 60-minute spa treatments per stay. Rates begin at $1,200 per night.

Chef Jonathan Wright told Haute Living, “Our culinary team has planned a special New Year’s Eve tasting menu, and hand-selected the finest ingredients from Scottish smoked salmon to Maine lobsters to insure that the meal is as memorable as the music and the extraordinary surroundings.”

The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139; (305) 520-6400