The Setai Miami: A Champion of Excellence

The Setai brand is a legend in Miami's world of luxury accommodations, in part because of its storied beginnings. The Asian-infused 8-story Art Deco Building was first opened in 1937 as the Dempsey-Vanderbilt Hotel by Heavyweight Champion of the World Jack Dempsey. The design drew on South Beach's thriving Deco scene, and has remained the crown jewel of the movement's signature vision in Miami. In 2004, The Setai took its iconic reputation of excellence to the next level with the delivery of the 40-story Residences Tower that stands right next to the historic hotel directly overlooking The Atlantic Ocean and Miami skyline.

The brand's Far East influences provide residents of these Ocean Suites an idyllic oasis of serenity and warmth, with incomparable next-level amenities. Perhaps the best indication of the unparalleled ultra-luxury lifestyle that the world famous brand delivers to homeowners is the hotel's 2018 designation as Travel+Leisure's #1 Resort Hotel of Greater Miami. Even in an epicenter of ultra-luxury accommodations, The Setai stands as the inimitable leader of the idyllic resort lifestyle. This has helped attract an elite group of international clientele to the homes who are familiar with the hotel's impeccable track record of fusing long-rooted traditions with innovative ideas to deliver unmatched comfort, convenience, tranquility, and glamour. 

The architecture

Setai is a Bahasa Indonesian phrase meaning 'South Beach', and the architectural team at The Residences interwove the community's celebrated Art Deco style made famous by Henry Hohauser's original design in with East Asian holistic themes. The incorporation of the exquisite Miami landscapes into these aesthetics has created a singular architectural signature at The Setai Residences. This is best showcased in the vast, intricately landscaped community gardens that feature Far East statues and Japanese greenery swaying beside coconut palms and serene water fountains. The Art Deco traditions of Asia and Miami also meet in the two-story grand lobby, where antique gray bricks imported from Shanghai, China now grace the spacious and soaring vestibule.

The Setai Miami Beach Residents

The past ten years have seen Miami shift from a vacation destination to a year-round luxury residence for some of the highest paid players in the world. The city's leadership in high-end growth initiatives, such as its $10 billion of investments in top-tier retail, hospitality, and entertainment developments, as well as its favorable tax laws and internationally renowned cultural and social scenes have drawn titans of finance and industry from the North, tech leaders formerly based in Silicon Valley, and international investors to The Setai Miami Beach. Couple this with the legendary reputation and generous amenity package offered by this world-renowned luxury resort leader, and it's easy to understand the intense interest these premier homes have generated. With their enviable oceanfront location in one of the chicest neighborhoods of Miami, The Setai Residences are considered to be one of the savviest investment opportunities in the city. 

The Setai Miami Beach Homes

The inspired Ocean Suite homes of the Setai are meant to be a serene and exquisite escape from the thriving South Beach scene, and the residences are designed with a Zen-like creative style that allows for the ultimate in rest and relaxation. Ocean horizons and Asian artistry merge with contemporary features and natural elements to provide homeowners with an unparalleled ultra-luxury resort experience. 

The Setai Miami Beach Design Features

The Setai homes have been described as regal residences befitting royalty. Kitchens feature premier finely crafted black granite countertops, under-counter task lighting, custom teak cabinets with frosted glass accent doors, and select Gaggenau, Sub-Zero, and Miele appliances. The floor-to-ceiling windows and tinted sliding glass doors look out onto expansive balconies with shimmering glass railings and breathtaking ocean, beach, and city panoramas. The beautiful teak wood entry door is a nod to the home's Asian-inspired themes, and bathrooms feature Absolute Black granite flooring with frameless glass shower doors to bridge in the exquisite Art Deco expressions made famous by South Beach artists.

Each home includes fully-integrated IT systems, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, a Samsung Soundbar, and a stacked front-load washer and dryer. Designer recessed lighting is spread throughout the homes to softly mimic the stunning natural illumination of the outdoor scenes.

The Setai Miami Beach Residences

The 163 exclusive oceanfront at the Setai Miami Beach include one-to-four bedroom homes, two-story townhouses, and penthouses that range in size from 850 to 10,000 square feet. The diverse sizing options, iconic brand reputation, next-level luxury amenities, and unique ability to experience the residences by first renting them make these exquisite units appealing to families, singles, and business travelers seeking roots in the sophisticated international city. The homes offer eight distinct floor plans, with unsurpassed Atlantic Ocean, South Beach, and Miami skyline views.


Unparalleled Creative Opulence

Intuitive premier amenities create an atmosphere of unmatched luxury and inspiration at the Setai Miami Beach Residences. Three multi-service bars featuring the trendiest cocktails and freshest juices are situated throughout the property to provide unparalleled convenience and enjoyment. Whether residents are relaxing at the three azure infinity pools that are just steps from the white sand and indigo waters of Miami Beach, hosting a catered event at The Champagne, Crustacean and Caviar Bar, or enjoying a fun night out at the famous 'Bar', which features an oft-discussed $100 Martini flaked with real gold, next-level service is just steps away. For more formal dining, the Java Restaurant showcases sophisticated trans-ethnic cuisine and the option of elegant indoor seating or breathtaking outdoor panoramas in the sunken courtyard pods.

The re-imagined spa provides one-of-a-kind treatments, such as the signature 'Four Tea Elixir' inspired by traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. A one-of-a-kind collection of Asian art and artifacts grace the 2-tiered grand lobby, turning the luxury tower into a museum quality gallery where guests can gather for fun social events or peruse the collection for personal enjoyment. There's even an in-house recording studio designed by celebrity musician Lenny Kravitz to provide a supportive, creative environment reflective of the South Beach community's world-class culture. 

The Setai Miami Beach Amenities

Its long-time leadership as a resort destination has allowed The Setai to deliver intuitive next-level amenities to its residents that include exquisitely landscaped outdoor spaces which feature a garden, amenity area with cabanas, and three temperature controlled infinity pools. Homeowners can also enjoy dining at the signature five-star Asian-French fusion restaurant and the caviar bar, or sip cocktails at two additional on-premise bars.  The state-of-the-art fitness center includes tai chi and yoga rooms, and the boutique and art shop complement the residential tower's 2-story grand lobby that doubles as an Asian-themed art gallery. Homeowners can access all the services offered by the hotel, including maid service and 24-7 valet, concierge, and security.

An Impeccable South Beach Location

Situated in the heart of South Beach's glamorous high culture, The Residences are surrounded by the celebrated restaurants, nightclubs, coffee shops, bars, retail stores, and performing arts centers of Ocean and Lincoln Drives, such as the Colony Theater and The Art Deco Historic District.  Other key points of interest in the community include The Fillmore, The New World Center, the Bass Contemporary Museum of Art, and Collins Park, which is just adjacent to the glistening Art Deco tower. The yachting scene is an integral part of the community, and several top-tier marinas sit in South Beach's epicenter including the Miami Beach Marina and Sunset Harbour Yacht Club. The Setai is also just a stone's throw from the world-class sophistication and charm of downtown Miami. Less than five miles away is Museum Park, highlighted by the eight-figure collection at the Pérez Art Museum and the state-of-the-art Fisher Museum of Science, while the Downtown Miami Shopping District is just 10 miles away. Three major flight centers provide easy access to or from the Setai: Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, the exclusive Opa Locka Executive Airport, and Miami International Airport are all less than 30 miles from these incomparable homes.

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