Calm, And Carrying On
In the midst of party-centric South Beach, there's a place where peace and serenity come together under the warm Florida sun.
The Courtyard at The Setai, Miami Beach, exists as a calm oasis. Nestled between what was once the historic Dempsey-Vanderbilt Hotel of the 1930s, whose Art Deco façade was meticulously restored in 2004, and the modern tower that houses the hotel's exclusive Ocean Suites, the Courtyard's central location provides a symbolic midpoint between the property's rich past and its ever-evolving present.
The open-air space is dedicated to tranquility, inviting guests to enjoy a coffee in the morning as the sun rises, or to revel in a craft cocktail in the afternoon, before visiting one of the hotel's three temperature-controlled pools.
This is the place to embrace your Zen. When you're ready to get back into the limelight, the action is only steps away.
The oasis of relaxation, where time seems to stand still but for the changing light with the movement of the sun, is influenced by East Asian design. A stone-filled serenity pond appears as if it goes on forever, stretching from the north to south end. Four, large statues stand atop pillars at the pond’s four corners; replicas of the celestial animals of Chinese mythology that decorate the Forbidden City, meant here to guide and watch over visitors of The Setai, Miami Beach. A phoenix faces south, standing for opportunity, while a tiger faces west, bringing protection. The dragon faces east, and grants good luck; the turtle, facing north, is an emblem of stability.
The celestial animals are just one element of the eastern design concept that weaves throughout The Setai, Miami Beach—a serene aesthetic that seamlessly creates an idyllic escape in the midst of the Collins Avenue buzz. And, if the weather isn't optimal for an open-air respite, there's no need to forego the peaceful retreat: a retractable roof was recently added that allows for guests to enjoy the surroundings, rain or shine.
The inner courtyard is where to embrace your Zen. And when you're ready to get back into the limelight, the action is only steps away.
To learn more about The Setai, Miami Beach please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.