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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH IS RANKED NO. 1 ON THE TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2021 LIST OF TOP RESORT HOTELS IN GREATER MIAMI BEACH

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH IS RANKED NO. 1 ON THE TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2021 LIST OF TOP RESORT HOTELS IN GREATER MIAMI BEACH

The luxury resort in South Beach takes the coveted top spot another time as the World’s Best Resort Hotel in Greater Miami Beach

New York, NY (September 8, 2021) – The Setai, Miami Beach, an award-winning leader in
hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler, has been named #1 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotel in the 2021 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

Travel + Leisure recognizes the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, spas, and more around the globe, based on the results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 readers’ survey. Readers rated hotels on the following characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, food, value.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 is an essential, trusted source for inspiration and guidance as travelers once again make plans to set out on trips around the globe. Earning a spot is considered a high honor in the hotel industry.

This recognition is a powerful testament to the experience The Setai, Miami Beach provides, as the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards is a leading barometer of the places and companies that satisfy some of the most passionate and discerning travelers out there now.

“The Setai is a tranquil oasis located in the heart of the bustling city, yet still accessible to all that South Beach and Miami have to offer.” said Director of Operations Li Yang. “Our team provides the best in personalized, first-class service and this award is a testament to their hard work, passion and dedication. To be ranked again number one in Miami’s competitive and discerning luxury travel market by the readers of Travel + Leisure, one of the most reputable travel magazines in the world, is a top achievement for us, and will further distinguish the property as Miami’s premier luxury resort hotel.”

Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location on South Beach, The Setai is an award-winning, international leader in hospitality and hotel of choice for the sophisticated traveler. Combining the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the property boasts luxurious accommodations and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beachfront services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena and Valmont for The Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach.


The 2021 World’s Best Awards lists, as well as survey methodology, are currently featured on www.travelandleisure.com and will appear in the October 2021 issue of the magazine, on
newsstands September 17.

About The Setai, Miami Beach:

Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award-winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 90 Art Deco rooms, 55 Ocean Suites, including the Penthouse and
incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beachfront services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, Valmont for The Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held;
holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World and has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015. For more information, please visit thesetaihotel.com.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesetai
Instagram: @thesetaimiamibeach
Twitter: @thesetai


About Travel + Leisure:
Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveler, serving up expert intelligence and the most immersive, inspiring travel lifestyle content anywhere. Travel + Leisure captures the joy of discovering the pleasures the world has to offer—from art and design to
shopping and style to food and drink—and offers compelling reasons to get up and go. With a total global audience of more than 15 million, the Travel + Leisure portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and four international editions in China, India, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L, which launched in 1971, is the only monthly consumer travel magazine in print in the U.S., has an authoritative website, TravelandLeisure.com, and an extensive social media following of more than 13 million. Travel + Leisure also encompasses newsletters and media collaborations.

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH NAMED FIVE-STAR HOTEL IN FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE’S 2021 STAR AWARDS

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH NAMED FIVE-STAR HOTEL IN FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE’S 2021 STAR AWARDS

The Setai, Miami Beach Earns Prestigious Accolade; All Ratings Showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com


ATLANTA — (February 16, 2021) — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating
system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its 2021 Star Awards. The Setai, Miami Beach earned a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award for the seventh year in a row and is showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.


Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location on South Beach, The Setai is an award-winning, international leader in hospitality and hotel of choice for the sophisticated traveler. Combining the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the property boasts luxurious accommodations and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beachfront services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena and Valmont for The Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach.


“It is an honor to be ranked by Forbes Travel Guide 2021 with a Five-Star Hotel award for the seventh consecutive year” said Alex Furrer, General Manager of The Setai, Miami Beach. “Achieving this gold-standard accolade fills me with huge pride for our resilient and hardworking team who continue to deliver the highest standards of hospitality. The Setai is an iconic Miami Beach property, and we pride ourselves on constantly raising the global benchmark for luxury hospitality”.


Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and The Setai, Miami Beach is the latest returning addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the
safe return of guests.

“These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff.”

He added, “We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.”

To view the new Star Award winners, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com. For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.


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About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.


About The Setai, Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 49 Ocean Suites, including the Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beachfront services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, Valmont for The Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World and has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015. For more information, please visit thesetaihotel.com.


Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesetai
Instagram: @thesetaimiamibeach
Twitter: @thesetai

Forbes Media Contact:
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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH NAMED FIVE-STAR HOTEL IN FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE’S 2020 STAR AWARDS

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH NAMED FIVE-STAR HOTEL IN FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE’S 2020 STAR AWARDS

The Setai, Miami Beach Earns Prestigious Accolade; All Ratings Showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com


ATLANTA – (February 12, 2020) – Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its annual Star Rating list, presenting The Setai, Miami Beach with a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel award. This is the sixth year in a row that the hotel has received this accolade. The Setai, Miami Beach will be showcased with all of the Star Award winners on ForbesTravelGuide.com.


Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai is an award-winning, international leader in hospitality and hotel of choice for the sophisticated traveler. Combining the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the property boasts luxurious accommodations and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beachfront services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena and the new Valmont For The Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach.


“It is a privilege to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide with a Five-Star Hotel award for the sixth consecutive year,” said Alex S. Furrer, General Manager of The Setai, Miami Beach. “With exciting new developments in 2020 including a new spa in partnership with Valmont, new
additions to our Setai Gallery Shops and enhancements to our culinary program, we are thrilled to receive this accolade and continue to standout as one of the most distinguished hotels in Miami.”


Forbes Travel Guide is recognized for creating the original concept of Five-Star service, and The Setai, Miami Beach is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. “We have been committed to championing genuine Five-Star service for more than 60 years, and this year’s winners, as always, exemplify the very highest standards in hospitality,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide.

“It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service. We congratulate them all.”


To view the full Star Ratings for 2020, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

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About The Setai, Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 49 Ocean Suites, including the Penthouse and
incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beachfront services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, The Spa and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading
Hotels of the World, and has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015.

For more information, visit thesetaihotel.com.
Facebook:/thesetaimiamibeach, Instagram & Twitter: @TheSetaiMiamiBeach.

About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury
experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH VALMONT

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH VALMONT

The luxury resort in South Beach debuts a reimagination Spa with Swiss skincare brand Valmont


Miami, Fla. (November 21, 2019) – The Setai, Miami Beach, an award-winning, international leader in hospitality has announced a new partnership, debuting Valmont for The Spa at the Setai, Miami Beach. Valmont, the luxury Swiss cellular skincare brand known for using the best of Switzerland’s natural resources and glacial spring water, combined with their patented triple DNA technology is world-renowned as the ultimate in anti-aging. The reimagined spa introduces an updated treatment menu based on Valmont’s sophisticated and prestigious skincare lines.


To honor this partnership, Valmont has created an exclusive treatment for The Setai Miami Beach set to launch in January 2020 that will include a 100-minute full-body service, combining a complete anti-aging treatment leaving the skin nourished, revitalized, firm and glowing. The Spa at the Setai now offers a full menu of head-to-toe luxurious Valmont treatments including the bespoke lifting massage inspired by the Japanese tradition of kobido. The luxurious spa features four private spa suites, all with room for up to two guests, ocean and pool views with poolside serenity pods, a private bath and steam room.


“It is our goal to ensure that our guests are provided with an ample number of experiences that enhance their wellbeing so they are refreshed and energized throughout their stay,” said General Manager Alex S. Furrer. “We are taking The Setai’s wellness to the next
level with a brand partner that aligns with our ethos and know Valmont, a well-established luxury skincare brand, is a perfect fit.”


Art is a fundamental pillar of the Valmont Group and plays a role in every initiative of the brand, promoting their motto ‘When Art Meets Beauty’. An artist and collector himself, Valmont Owner and Creative Director, Didier Guillon is motivated by a constant dialogue between art and cosmetics. The Valmont Group has three luxury cosmetics brands where sensory and olfactory experiences intermingle and combine along with a virtuous passion for art. Each of these lines: Valmont skincare, l’Elixir des Glaciers skincare and Storie Veneziane fragrances are available for sale in the Valmont for The Spa at the Setai, Miami Beach.


“We are honored to provide Valmont’s luxurious treatments and products to the distinguished guests of the Setai with whom we share common values and view our mission as a search for excellence to deliver the utmost service at all levels.” said Cedric Roget, CEO of CVL Cosmetics North America.


Located ocean-side in the heart of South Beach, The Setai is an Asian-inspired sanctuary providing a relaxing getaway that visitors cannot get anywhere else in the city – a contradiction to the bustling outside landscape. Please find renderings/photos of the new look here.


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About The Setai, Miami Beach:
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the
warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the
aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 49 Ocean Suites, including the Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining
experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, The Spa and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World, and has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star
Award since 2015. For more information, visit thesetaihotel.com. Facebook: /thesetaimiamibeach, Instagram &  Twitter: @TheSetaiMiamiBeach.


About Valmont Group:
Created in Switzerland in 1985, Valmont is known for its scientifically advanced skincare products that incorporate cutting-edge Swiss technological research, patented Triple DNA and glacial spring water into their luxurious products. For over 30 years, the Valmont Group has been helping women and men master the visible signs of aging. Heir to traditional Swiss medicine, the company draws from their unparalleled natural resources in Switzerland and the latest cellular cosmetic research to formulate visible and long-lasting anti-aging skincare products. The Valmont Group has four brand pillars that include: Valmont skincare, l’Elixir des Glaciers skincare. Storie Veneziane
fragrances and Fondation Valmont. For more information: lamaisonvalmont.com

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH NAMED BEST RESORT HOTEL IN MIAMI BY TRAVEL + LEISURE READERS

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH NAMED BEST RESORT HOTEL IN MIAMI BY TRAVEL + LEISURE READERS

The luxury resort in South Beach takes the coveted No. 1 spot as the World’s Best Resort Hotel in Greater Miami for the second year in a row


New York, NY (July 10, 2019) – The Setai, Miami Beach, an award-winning leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler, has been named #1 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotel in the 2019 Travel + Leisure World’s Best
Awards for the second year in a row.


Announced today by Meredith Corporation’s authoritative voice in travel, the “World’s Best” list showcases the best hotels and resorts around the world. Readers of Travel + Leisure were invited to share their favorite cities, hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, and experiences around the world, culminating in the World’s Best list, and earning a spot is considered a high honor in the hotel industry.


“The Setai is an intimate oasis in the heart of the bustling city, yet still accessible to all that South Beach has to offer.” said General Manager Alex S. Furrer. “To be ranked number one in the competitive and discerning luxury travel market in Miami by the readers of one of the most reputable travel magazines around the globe is a crowning achievement for us, and will further distinguish the property as Miami’s premier
luxury resort hotel.”


Located ocean-side in the heart of South Beach, The Setai is an Asian-inspired sanctuary providing a relaxing getaway that visitors cannot get anywhere else in the city – a contradiction to the bustling outside landscape. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the Art Deco District, The Setai offers discreet service, luxurious accommodations, exceptional dining experiences, a private beach, three varying
temperature pools made of recycled glass and a luxurious spa.


Celebrating its 15th year in 2019, the property remains one of the most distinguished hotels in Miami Beach. In addition to the highest accolade in Greater Miami, The Setai is also ranked #10 in the Top 15 Continental U.S. Resort Hotels category.


“For 24 years, our readers have been voting in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. This annual franchise is a global collection of the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, and more,” says Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Gifford. “Brands and properties from
all over the world—from Peru to Japan, India to Italy, and right here at home in the United States—are recognized by our audience because they deliver on exceptional experiences, rooted in a sense of place. I congratulate all of this year’s winners, who have
worked so hard to be among the world’s best.”


The 2019 World’s Best Awards lists, as well as survey methodology, are currently featured on www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest and will appear in the August issue of the magazine.


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About The Setai, Miami Beach:
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the
warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the
aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 49 Ocean Suites, including the Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining
experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, The Spa and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World, and has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star
Award since 2015. For more information, visit thesetaihotel.com. Facebook:/thesetaimiamibeach, Instagram & Twitter: @TheSetaiMiamiBeach.


About Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveler, serving up expert intelligence and the most immersive, inspiring travel lifestyle content anywhere. Travel + Leisure captures the joy of discovering the pleasures the world has to offer—from art and design to shopping and style to food and drink—and offers compelling reasons to get up and go. With a total global audience of more than 15 million, the Travel + Leisure portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and four international editions in China, India, Mexico, and
Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L, which launched in 1971, is the only monthly consumer travel magazine in print in the U.S., has an authoritative website, TravelandLeisure.com, and an extensive social media following of more than 13 million. Travel + Leisure also encompasses newsletters and media collaborations.

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THE MACALLAN LAUNCHES THE WORLD’S BEST SCOTCH EXPERIENCES

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THE MACALLAN LAUNCHES THE WORLD’S BEST SCOTCH EXPERIENCES

A never-before-seen look into the most innovative whisky experiences in partnership with The Setai, Miami Beach

Miami, FLA (May 2019) – The world’s most admired single malt Scotch whisky, The Macallan, announces the launch of The World’s Best Scotch Experiences - a unique celebration of innovative, interactive and engaging whisky experiences. Created in collaboration with culinary and mixology tastemakers from all over the world, The World’s Best Scotch Experiences aims to showcase the most elevated Macallan experiences from across the globe through a unique video series. Tastemakers notable for their passion and commitment to excellence were identified for the partnership in six key cities – New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Miami. Vijayudu Veena, Executive Chef and Julien Labays, Food & Beverage Director at The Setai, Miami Beach, were chosen to create a special Macallaninspired tasting menu complimented by a selection of Macallan cocktails and whisky serves. The World’s Best Scotch Experiences features innovative chefs and bartenders at the height of their craft, demonstrating their talents paired with unique stories. In creating their own individual expression, each partner has worked closely with The Macallan team to ensure that the outstanding quality and distinctive character found in The Macallan was matched to the experience.


“When I tasted The Macallan I immediately thought the unique spice flavors of the spirits would pair perfectly with one of our most popular signature dishes, the Peking Duck,” said Executive Chef Veena. “The extra stage of smoking it, with the wood we’ve repurposed from the sherry oak cask The Macallan is matured in, takes the dish to the next level.”


The Peking Duck, a staple dish on the menu at The Setai for over ten years, is cured with a blend of spices including Chinese five spice, cinnamon and star anise. For the Macallan version, the sherry cask used to mature the whisky is broken down into wood chips that are then put into a smoking gun, which is presented to the guests inside a glass dome and revealed when served tableside, providing a bit of drama and a unique experience worthy of The World’s Best Scotch Experiences. Those key spices, cinnamon and star anise, are also infused in the signature cocktail – The Rare Cask Old Fashioned. These, along with Macallan-infused chocolate truffles, make ‘The Essences of Oak’ – an exclusive dining experience priced at $150 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). A la carte pricing is as follows: Rare Cask Old Fashioned $90, Duck $55, Truffle $15.


“The Miami food scene has dramatically evolved over the past decade, and so has The Setai, a unique property that manages to bring balance and serenity to our guests in the midst of South Beach’s activity,” says Julien Labays. “Visitors to our property expect excellence and authenticity; from our signature restaurant Jaya’s elevated Asian cuisine to our five-star service. We’re a perfect match for a brand as storied as The Macallan and happy to be one of the partners in this exciting new program.” The World’s Best Scotch Experiences will leave guests with sensational memories that can never be replicated and will provide viewers with a behind the scenes look at these remarkable creations.


“As the leading single malt Scotch whisky, we strive to lead the way when it comes to new, immersive experiences, which in turn creates memorable moments and long-lasting success for The Macallan,” said Alexis Calero, Key City & Spiritual Homes Manager at The Macallan. “Through The World’s Best Scotch Experiences series, we were able to create and collaborate with chefs and mixologists that share the same passion we have for creating unique experiences and memories that bring The Macallan to life in an unforgettable way.”


To view all of The World’s Best Scotch Experiences, viewers can tune into US Macallan YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and follow along with the hashtag #DestinationMacallan, to view short, documentary-style films.To make reservations at The Setai, please call (855) 923-7899 or email dining@thesetaihotel.com.


Media Contacts:
Kimberly Nolan/Sofia Terrazas
Brustman Carrino Public Relations
setai@brustmancarrinopr.com
(305) 573-0658


About The Setai, Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 49 Ocean Suites, including the Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, The Spa by THEMAE and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World, has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015 and was voted Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best #1 Hotel Resort in Greater Miami Beach.

For more information, visit www.thesetaihotel.com. Instagram:@thesetaimiamibeach, Facebook &Twitter: @TheSetai.


About The Macallan
Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation as one of the world's finest single malt whiskies. The story of The Macallan is built on the Six Pillars, each influencing the whisky in its own distinct way. From the spiritual home of Easter Elchies House; curiously small stills giving richness to the pure spirit; finest cut or the best of the best of the distillation, to exceptional oak casks which account for up to 80% of the final flavor in the whisky; natural color and finally peerless spirit, The Macallan itself. Wood sits at the heart of The Macallan. The vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland, together with true mastery, set it apart from the rest. For more information on The Macallan, visit www.themacallan.com/en-us. The Macallan can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. © 2019 The Macallan Distillers Limited, The Macallan ® Scotch Whisky, Imported by Edrington Americas, New York, NY. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. For further information about The World’s Best Scotch Experiences, please contact: TheMacallan@Mbooth.com.

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The Setai, Miami Beach Named Five-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide in Its Official 2019 Star Rating Announcement

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The Setai, Miami Beach Named Five-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide in Its Official 2019 Star Rating Announcement

The Setai Earns Prestigious Award for fifth year in a row; All Ratings Showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com


ATLANTA — (February 20, 2019) — Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Setai, Miami Beach as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for the fifth year in a row. The Setai will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.


The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality located in the heart of South Beach. The hotel has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has woven the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features artfully-designed spacious rooms and suites, incomparable in-room amenities, three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach-front services and dining, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, wellness-inspired services and spa, and acclaimed concierge. In the last year, The Setai introduced new luxury retail with direct access from Collins Avenue and hosted some of the most coveted events for creative minds during Art Basel.


“The Setai is proud to have Five Stars for Five Years, as the Forbes Travel Guide are the gold standard in the industry,” said Alex S. Furrer, General Manager. “As we closed 2018 after opening a brand new retail space, hosting successful events, and enjoying our wonderful guests, we are thrilled to kick off 2019 with this award and more exciting news and updates to come.” “We are delighted to celebrate the 2019 Star Rating winners, an outstanding collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.


“In a time of information overload and fake reviews online, Forbes Travel Guide is the ultimate trusted source in luxury travel,” Boyen said. “Our objective, data-driven Star Rating list features properties that achieved an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality. We congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”


For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, click here.
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About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For our full award winners list, daily travel stories and more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.


About The Setai, Miami Beach:
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 54 Ocean Suites, including the Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, The Spa by THEMAE and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World, and has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015.

For more information, visit thesetaihotel.com. Facebook:/thesetaimiamibeach, Instagram &Twitter: @TheSetaiMiamiBeach.

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH NAMED #1 RESORT HOTEL IN MIAMI IN TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH NAMED #1 RESORT HOTEL IN MIAMI IN TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE

Time Inc.’s travel authority reveals 2018 “World’s Best” list, spotlighting the best hotels around the world


(New York, July 10, 2018) – Today, Travel + Leisure magazine announced the results of its annual World’s Best Awards, where The Setai, Miami Beach received top honors as #1 in the Top 10 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotels category. The Setai showcases inspired accommodations, panoramic beach views, intuitive service, and premier pools, all in a coveted location in the heart of South Beach.


With an emphasis on engaging and refined experiences, and wealth of spaces throughout meant for everything from relaxing to socializing, The Setai has earned its place as a leader in the destination for the most discerning travelers. In addition to the highest accolade in Miami, The Setai is included in the Top 15 Continental U.S. Resort Hotels category, and in the Top 100 Hotels Overall category.


The prestigious awards showcase the top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by its readers. Each year, readers are asked to share their favorite cities, hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, and experiences around the world, culminating in the World’s Best list, and earning a spot in considered a high honor in the hotel industry.


“In a market like Miami, where travelers have a breadth of choices when it comes to their resort destination, we are incredibly proud to be recognized by our guests for the inimitable experience that they get at The Setai,” said Alex S. Furrer, General Manager of The Setai, Miami Beach. “We are thankful to our staff for providing the exceptional service that has elevated The Setai to be ranked among the best worldwide, in one of the most reputable travel magazines around the globe.”


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About The Setai, Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the
warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 49 Ocean Suites, including the Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, The Spa by THE MAE and a Clefsd’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World, and has consecutively been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015. For more information, visit thesetaihotel.com. Facebook: /thesetaimiamibeach, Instagram &Twitter: @TheSetaiMiamiBeach.


About Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveler, serving up expert intelligence and the most immersive, inspiring travel lifestyle content anywhere. Travel+ Leisure captures the joy of discovering the pleasures the world has to offer—from art and design to shopping and style to food and drink—and offers compelling reasons to get up and go. With a total global audience of more than 15 million, the Travel + Leisure portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and four international editions in China, India, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L, which launched in 1971, is the only monthly consumer travel magazine in print in the U.S., has an authoritative website, TravelandLeisure.com, and an extensive social media following of more than 13 million. Travel + Leisure also encompasses newsletters and media collaborations.

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Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2018

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Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2018

–Jaya at The Setai Among 3,759 Winners; Full 2018 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator’s August Issue–


Miami Beach, FL (July 10, 2018) — Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.


“This year’s class of restaurants is one of the most impressive and innovative ever,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Their wine lists keep improving, because wine lovers are eager to explore and learn. The goal of our Restaurant Awards is to support restaurant wine programs and bring them to diners’ attention through our outreach through print, digital and social media. Wine Spectator salutes every restaurant honored in the 2018 Restaurant Awards.” "At Jaya at The Setai, we take pride in providing guests with memorable wining and dining experiences, so we are honored and excited to be recognized as one of this year’s Wine Spectator Award winners,” says Food & Beverage Manager Elza Byurchieva. “We look forward to growing our unique wine selection for generations to come.”


Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,453; 1,215; and 91 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first-timers.


Jaya at The Setai has won the Best of Award of Excellence. Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions. The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 17, and online at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,700 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more. Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twitter and Instagram, with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward.


About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 16,000 wines each year.

Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.


About The Setai, Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 50 Ocean Suites, 1 Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, The Spa by THÉMAÉ and a Clefsd’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World, and has been consecutively awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star since 2015.

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The Setai, Miami Beach Named Five-Star Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide in Its Official 2018 Star Rating Announcement

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The Setai, Miami Beach Named Five-Star Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide in Its Official 2018 Star Rating Announcement

The Setai, Miami Beach Earns Prestigious Award; All Ratings Showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com


Miami Beach — (February 20, 2018) — Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Setai, Miami Beach as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Recommended hotel. The property will be showcased with all the Star Rating recipients
on ForbesTravelGuide.com.


Coming off the heels of celebrating its 80th anniversary of the Vanderbilt Art Deco building, The Setai, Miami Beach, a 1936 landmark luxury property located on a serene beachfront with unparalleled ocean views, remains the award-winning crown jewel of South Beach.


Catering to the most discerning of guests by offering a personalized, discreet and tranquil escape from the bustling South Beach scene, The Setai weaves aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco façade. Featuring 135 suites, a mix of classic Art Deco
Suites and contemporary Ocean Suites, three temperature-controlled pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Vijayudu “Vijay” Veena, and Spa at The Setai by THÉMAÉ with a Clefs d’Or concierge, the property remains a
leading example of bespoke luxury.


“It is an honor to be ranked with prestige and sophistication among the top hotel properties in the world and we’re humbled by Forbes Travel Guide’s first-tier recognition” says Alex Furrer, General Manager of The Setai Miami Beach. “The Setai is an iconic Miami Beach
property and we pride ourselves on constantly raising the global benchmark for luxury hospitality by offering impeccable personalized service to our guests with a diverse collection of exceptional offerings”.


The Setai, Miami Beach is a long-standing addition, with this year being the 4th consecutive award, to the luxury travel ratings which have been a gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.


“We are pleased to honor the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.


“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, click
here.


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About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.


About The Setai, Miami Beach:
The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. With its exceptional dining experiences, new Spa by THÉMAÉ, Clefs d’Or Concierge and Five-Star Forbes rating, The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, and truly rarified comfort.


For more information, please contact:
Portia Holt I Director of Marketing Communications
The Setai Miami Beach
T: 305.520.6105 E: pholt@thesetaihotel.com

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Vijayudu Veena Appointed As Executive Chef at The Setai, Miami Beach

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Vijayudu Veena Appointed As Executive Chef at The Setai, Miami Beach

Miami Beach, FL (November 6, 2017)– The Setai Miami Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Vijayudu “Vijay” Veena as the hotel’s executive chef. Veena brings 12 years of culinary experience from around the world to his new position. A veteran of The Setai, in 2008 Veena joined the hotel’s team and quickly moved up the kitchen hierarchy. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Veena started his career at JW Marriott in Mumbai. He moved on to The Lausanne Palace and Spa in Switzerland before relocating to Miami to join The Setai family. Veena holds a Bachelor of Culinary Arts from Osmania University in India and an advanced studies degree from the Institute Hotelier Cesar Ritz in Switzerland.


“I have been a part of The Setai and Jaya’s formal rebranding for many years, I look forward to consistently evolving the properties culinary direction,” says Chef Vijayudu Veena.


As executive chef, Veena will oversee all of the hotel’s culinary operations including its signature restaurant Jaya as well as The Ocean Grill, The Lobby Bar and The Courtyard. Veena will also oversee the hotel’s in-room dining program, banquets and catering events. He pays homage to his spicy and flavorful background by creating dishes inspired from his childhood and using his classically trained techniques to
develop new flavors while maintaining culinary harmony. His combination of classic, rich Indian flavors along with ingredients from other regions of Asia including China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia create a well-rounded dining program. “Under Chef Veena’s direction our signature restaurant and dining concepts will continue to wow guests and create memorable dining experiences. Chef Veena’s talent has already helped shape Jaya’s direction,” says Christian Maeder, Food and Beverage Director, The Setai.


Jaya will continue to be a celebration of culinary diversity featuring regional specialties from Southeast and Northern Asian cultures. The 200-seat restaurant and the hotel’s courtyard serves authentic, approachable dishes, sharing-style enhanced by locally sourced products and ingredients.

About The Setai, Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 46 Ocean Suites, 1 Grand Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences, The Spa by THEěMAEě and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World, and has been consecutively awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015. For more information, visit thesetaihotel.com. Facebook: /thesetai. Twitter: @TheSetai.

Media Contact:
Yami Alvarado, Carma Connected
yami@carmaconnected.com
O-305.438.9200/ C-786.255.3874

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Jaya at The Setai Re-launches Sunday Jazz Brunch for $80 To Celebrate The 80th Anniversary of Its Landmark Vanderbilt Art Deco Hotel Building

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Jaya at The Setai Re-launches Sunday Jazz Brunch for $80 To Celebrate The 80th Anniversary of Its Landmark Vanderbilt Art Deco Hotel Building

Miami Beach, FL (February 2, 2017) – The Setai, Miami Beach, the landmark Art Deco building which opened in 1937, has announced the price of their famous Sunday Jazz Brunch will now be $80 per person to celebrate the 80th anniversary of its Landmark Vanderbilt Art Deco Hotel Building. From now until the end of year, guests will have the chance to enjoy Jaya’s signature Sunday Jazz Brunch which includes unlimited Louis Roederer Champagne, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and live jazz music at a celebratory lower price, besides special occasion brunches.


As guests walk into Jaya their senses are taken on an international culinary journey. Spearheaded by Jaya’s Resident Chef Vijay Veena, the luxurious brunch spread features a variety of stations including an array of food types from American brunch favorites
including an omelet and meat carving station to seafood delicacies and decadent dessert delights. The aroma from the Jaya’s signature Pan-Asian food stations featuring Thai and Chinese dishes flow from the restaurant’s open-air exhibition kitchen. Highlights include
but are not limited to:


● The Indian Cuisine station is a favorite among the brunch lay out. Butter Chicken, Fish Curry, Eggplant Masala, Cumin Potato, and Basmati Rice are just some of the authentic Indian dishes
● The Thai and Chinese station includes a Steam Bao selection, Chinese Dim Sum, Indonesian Beef Rendang, and Singaporean Laksa to name a few
● A full raw bar is filled with oysters, mussels, clams, Key West Pink Shrimp, Snow Crab Claws, Ceviche du Jour with dipping options
● The Mediterranean station includes classic dishes from Provençale Bohemian Ratatouille to Caramelized Leg of Lamb with Honey and Occidentale Spices
● Italy station which has pasta dishes like fresh farfalle pasta al pesto Genovese with pine-nuts, penne carbonara with ham and bacon, and classic lasagna. The Italian cheese portion is accompanied with mustard, honey, dried fruits and premium Italian meats like Prosciutto di Parma, Bresaola and Speck, and Salami Toscana.
● Desserts stations favorites include, Setai Macaroons, Key Lime Pie, Fresh Exotic Gazpacho, Caribbean Chocolate Cupcake, Traditional Sienna Tiramisu, Vanilla Panna Cotta, Tapioca with Florida Mango, Mango Dome and Valrhona Milk Chocolate, and Italian Pistachio Biscuit topped with Strawberry Marmalade
● Waffle and pancake station. Some choices for pancakes include buttermilk, blueberry, strawberry, and bananas pancakes to name a few. The Belgian Waffle station is accompanied by a topping station that has fresh berries, bananas, chocolate bomboloni, pain perdu, caramelized cinnamon apples, huckleberry compote and vanilla crème fraîche.
● Free range egg and omelet station with premium deli selections which include Gravlax and Baked Salmon Blinis and Setai Home-Smoked Salmon. The Griddle includes typical American breakfast food like different types of sausage and bacon.
● Breakfast breads and cereal station filled with breads including whole wheat, croissants, Italian bread and begets and cereals which with assorted toppings from nuts to berries. Fresh berries can also be found at the fruit and juice station. Featuring freshly squeezed Florida Orange Juice as well as Grapefruit, Apple, Concord-Grape, Cranberry and Pineapple and Mango Lassi. Smoothies are also available.


The newly added courtyard bar and retractable roof now make it possible for guests to enjoy brunch inside the dining or alfresco. The coveted courtyard seating surrounds the hotel’s iconic water pond. Live Jazz music plays throughout brunch amidst the vibran tenergy of the hotel.


Jaya’s Sunday Jazz Brunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For reservations and information please contact 855.923.7899, dining@thesetaihotel.com or visit www.thesetaihotel.com.


About The Setai, Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 46 Ocean Suites, 1 Grand Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences, The Spa by THEěMAEě and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World, and has been consecutively awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015.


Media Contact: Yami Alvarado, Carma Connected- yami@carmaconnected.com O-305.438.9200

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The Setai Miami Beach Celebrates its 80th Anniversary as the Leading Art Deco Hotel in South Beach

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The Setai Miami Beach Celebrates its 80th Anniversary as the Leading Art Deco Hotel in South Beach

New York, NY – December 30, 2016 – In 2017 The Setai Miami Beach, a 1936 landmark luxury property located on a serene beachfront with unparalleled ocean views, will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its Vanderbilt Art Deco building.


One of the most significant expressions of the Art Deco movement in South Beach, The Setai was designed by renowned architect Henry Hohauser and originally opened as the Dempsey-Vanderbilt hotel by heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey on January 1, 1937. Eighty years later, The Setai Miami Beach remains the awardwinning crown jewel of South Beach, an intimate oceanfront resort that combines a rich architectural history with a sleek Art Deco Fusion style.


Located on 2001 Collins Avenue on one of the best blocks of the historic Art Deco District, The Setai Miami Beach quickly attracted society and entertainment personalities including William Kissam Vanderbilt, Coleman DuPont, Ed Sullivan and Vaughn Monroe, to name a few. To this day, The Setai continues to entice a sophisticated clientele who value the discretion, privacy and incomparable level of service offered.


Aesthetically, The Setai’s façade is adorned with a distinctive series of floral bas reliefs, zig-zag decorations and chevron patterns which pay homage to its Art Deco heritage. In 2005, designers Jean Michel Gathy and Jaya Ibrahim infused their distinct vision in a subtle renovation and incorporated a Far East influence that included a palate of bronze, tropical timber and leather with mother of pearl. In addition, restored bricks from Shanghai buildings dated to the Asian Art Deco period complete the hotel’s lobby entrance.


“The Setai has a distinguished presence that places it as top-of-mind for our guests, and 80 years marks a momentous occasion,” notes General Manager, Alex Furrer. “A huge asset that distinguishes The Setai Miami Beach amongst South Beach’s hospitality scene is that the hotel is positioned as an exclusive enclave, cocooning our guests in complete serenity so they can gain the biggest luxury of all – time.”


Recent enhancements to The Setai include the coveted Courtyard’s built-in retractable rooftop and bar. Throughout 2017, the property will also be organizing several new initiatives to commemorate their anniversary.


About The Setai Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai Miami Beach is an international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco façade. The Setai features 125 suites and amenities including three temperature-controlled pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Mathias Gervais, a new Spa at The Setai by THÉMAÉ and a Clefs d’Or concierge, all under Swiss General Manager Alex S. Furrer. The hotel is privately held and operated; it holds memberships in The Leading Hotels of the World and was awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award in 2015 and 2016. For more information, visit thesetaihotel.com. Facebook: /thesetai. Twitter: @TheSetai.


Media Contact:
Portia Holt I Director of Marketing Communications
The Setai Miami Beach
T: 305.520.6105 E: pholt@thesetaihotel.com

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THE SETAI MIAMI BEACH ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH ICONIC AUDIO SPECIALIST SENNHEISER

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THE SETAI MIAMI BEACH ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH ICONIC AUDIO SPECIALIST SENNHEISER

Miami Beach, FL – December 13, 2016 – The Setai Miami Beach is thrilled to announce their launch of an exclusive partnership with audio specialist Sennheiser. Based in Germany and a producer of the world’s most expensive headphones, this is Sennheiser’s first and only hotel collaboration in North America, which promises to bring premium in-room listening experience to guests of the luxury property.


Combining Asian hospitality with personalized service amidst a stunning 1937 Art Deco building, The Setai’s partnership with Sennheiser validates the property’s commitment to offering an ultimate luxury experience for guests, promising to bring in-room listening experiences to a new level.


“Providing our guests with the best quality in service is what we strive for at The Setai Miami Beach,” says General Manager, Alex Furrer. “When the opportunity to work with Sennheiser arose, we saw a synergy in the two brands’ quality which makes this a complimentary partnership for all involved.”


Sennheiser has been at the pinnacle of the audio industry since 1945, serving as an aspiration for patrons worldwide by combining quality, convenience and design to produce the strongest product on the market. As a leading choice for The Setai’s discerning clientele, The Ocean Suites now feature Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones, while the hotel’s Specialty Suites have Sennheiser Momentum HD 800, combined with an HDVD 800 amplifier and a high-resolution media player.


“Sennheiser and The Setai share many of the same values - most importantly, delivering a no compromise, premium experience to customers,” adds Uwe Greunke, Director Global Marketing at Sennheiser. “We are looking forward to providing guests of The Setai, who expect nothing but the best, with a truly premium listening experience.”


About The Setai Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach The Setai Miami Beach is an international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco façade. The Setai features 125 suites and amenities including three temperature-controlled pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences led by Executive Chef Mathias Gervais, a new Spa at The Setai by THÉMAÉ and a Clefs d’Or concierge, all under Swiss General Manager Alex S. Furrer. The hotel is privately held and operated; it holds memberships in The Leading Hotels of the World and was awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award in 2015 and 2016.For more information, visit thesetaihotel.com. Facebook: /thesetai. Twitter: @TheSetai.


About Sennheiser
Audio specialist Sennheiser based in Wedemark near Hanover is one the world’s leading producers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission technology with its own plants in Germany, Ireland and the US. Sennheiser operates in more than 50 countries. Together with 19 subsidiaries and long-standing trading partners, the company sells innovative products and future-oriented audio solutions which are optimally tailored to customers’ needs. This enthusiasm for audio technology is shared by some 2,750 employees worldwide who work for the family-run company, which was established in 1945. Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser took the helm in 2013 and are the third generation to manage the company. In 2015, the Sennheiser Group‘s turnover totaled €682 million. www.sennheiser.com. For more information on Sennheiser, please visit https://en-us.sennheiser.com/headphones


Media Contact:
Portia Holt I Director of Marketing Communications
The Setai Miami Beach
T: 305.520.6105 E: pholt@thesetaihotel.com

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH UNVEILS NEW COURTYARD RETRACTABLE ROOF & TWO NEW DINING EXPERIENCES AS PART OF PROPERTY-WIDE ENHANCEMENTS

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THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH UNVEILS NEW COURTYARD RETRACTABLE ROOF & TWO NEW DINING EXPERIENCES AS PART OF PROPERTY-WIDE ENHANCEMENTS

Miami Beach, FL (November 23, 2016) – In time for 2017, The Setai Miami Beach introduces new dining options for hotel guests and locals alike in addition to a retractable roof to the hotel’s coveted courtyard. Joining Jaya, The Setai’s signature restaurant, is a new outdoor oceanside dining experience. The serene oceanfront resort now masterfully features two unique restaurants: Jaya and The Ocean Grill. Each conveys the warmth of Asian hospitality with exceptional, personalized service and a refreshing kind of comfort.


Jaya, meaning ‘victory’ in Sanskrit, is inspired by historical silk and ancient spice trading routes. Jaya’s concept is developed around a celebration of culinary diversity featuring regional specialties from Southeast and Northern Asian cultures with resident Chef Vijay
Veena at the helm. Guests have the option of sitting in the 200-seat indoor dining room or immersing themselves in al fresco dining in Jaya’s courtyard. The recently renovated courtyard now features a built-in retractable rooftop that fully expands, allowing guests
unparalleled sky views while feeling the cool ocean breeze. A stone-filled pool stretches from the north to the south end of the courtyard with dining tables surrounding the edge. Jaya’s courtyard is a rare spa-like dining experience, unlike any other in South Beach.
Open to guests to dine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and at their signature Sunday brunch, the courtyard is also a great place to enjoy cocktails for a great evening underneath the stars.


Guests can now dine at The Ocean Grill, formerly known as The Pool and Beach Bar. The Ocean Grill has debuted with a new menu, an expanded dining deck with extra beachfront seating, and extended hours. With its elevated deck, guests are able to take
in the breathtaking view stretching all the way to the shoreline of South Beach’s glittering waters. This open-air restaurant amidst the lush tropical foliage is framed in a tall wood beamed cabana designed with modern Asian finishes. The Ocean Grill is unique to any
other outside dining in South Beach with water views in every direction; guests can look out in front of them and enjoy the fresh breeze of the Atlantic Ocean or turn around and gaze at the three infinity edge pools. Open to the public, The Ocean Grill makes for the
perfect spot for locals and visitors alike to relax and break away from the bustling streets of Miami with an atmosphere fitting for a quick bite before the beach or a casual sit-down meal with friends.


Jaya and The Ocean Grill all share The Setai’s modern Asian fusion with a unique twist to each. Whether guests are looking for a casual setting with the beautiful backdrop of 404 Washington Ave., Suite 730 - Miami Beach, FL 33139- o.305.438.9200 - info@carmapr.com
South Beach at The Ocean Grill or experience the tranquility of Jaya’s retractable roof courtyard, The Setai, Miami Beach has it covered. For reservations or more information please visit www.setaimiamibeach.com.

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About The Setai, Miami Beach
Situated ocean-side in the heart of Miami’s most desirable location in South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is an award- winning, international leader in hospitality and the hotel of choice for the sophisticated international traveler. The Setai masterfully combines the warmth of Asian hospitality with the best in personalized service, the latest in-room technologies and truly rarified comfort. Housed in a restored 1936 landmark building within the historical Art Deco District, The Setai has been artfully designed, weaving the aesthetics of the Far East into its original Art Deco facade. The Setai features 87 Art Deco rooms, 46 Ocean Suites, 1 Grand Penthouse and incomparable amenities including three temperature-controlled sparkling pools, beach front services, exceptional dining experiences, The Spa by THEěMAEě and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge. The hotel is privately held; holds membership with The Leading Hotels of the World,
and has been consecutively awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015.


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