On the other side of Collins Park from the W is The Setai. Comprising a historic Art Deco building and a soaring 40-storey glass tower, this is a tranquil Asian-inspired oasis that somehow feels closer to contemporary Shanghai than the raucous hedonism of South Beach. An all-suite hotel that spares no expense, the use of antique Chinese bricks and Burmese teak give this property a warmth and sophistication that is only enhanced by Oriental courtyard gardens set with lily ponds and restful pavilions. Rooms feature black-granite baths, subtle lighting and Asian sculpture. The spa specialises in Balinese treatments and the multiple pools are kept at varying temperatures. Keep in mind that if inspiration strikes, you can always cut your new album in the recording studio.
SoBe for short, South Beach brings Latino sass and sensuality to the puritan shores of the United States. Lined with iconic Art Deco hotels and some of the best restaurants in America, South Beach can be glam or rowdy but it’s never boring.
2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida