Travel beyond COVID-19. What travel will look like during & after COVID-19. A series of interviews with our top Hospitality and Tourism partners from around the world. Updates, Awareness, Wisdom & Education.  

Interview with Portia Holt. Director of Marketing Communications at The Setai Miami Beach.
Miami Beach, Florida, United States

To curate, plan and book your next travel experience, contact me directly. info@carlosmelia.com or +1 917 754 5515.

The Setai Miami Beach, Florida

The Setai Miami Beach

The Setai Miami Beach, is a meticulously replicated eight-story art deco landmark building. Set amid tropical gardens and sparkling pools at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, The Setai introduces the Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance to South Beach.The Setai is located on Collins Avenue at 20th Street near Miami Beach‘ s thriving cultural district, as well as the nightlife, fine dining, shopping and other South Beach attractions.

The Setai has 86 impeccably detailed guestrooms and 50 suites, including a palatial, 10,000 square-feet Penthouse with a rooftop pool and sweeping panoramas of the ocean, beach and Miami skyline.

The Setai offers a wide selection of food and beverage choices, including al fresco courtyard dining in sunken pods amidst quiet ponds and pergolas. The hotel’s exquisite Restaurant and its seasoned chef combine the finest and freshest ingredients from different parts of the globe to create trans-ethnic cuisine.

Overlooking the quiet sands and sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean, The Spa at The Setai offers proven relaxation and restoration techniques from the east. The Lounge offers a varied selection of foods as well as a rich assortment of caviar from around the world. Floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets showcase an extensive selection of champagnes, white and red wines. It serves as an ideal setting for dinner or small bites and post-prandial libations.For those who take pleasure in lounging by the pool or on the beach, The Beach Bar, a 90-foot poolside bar stretching virtually the entire length of the pool deck, offers a quintessential atmosphere in which guests can enjoy cool beverages and grilled Mediterranean-style dishes.

Book The Setai Miami Beach directly with me via email or phone, and instantly received the following VIP Amenities listed below. Email info@carlosmelia.com – Phone. +1 917 754 5515.

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.

  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for two guests per bedroom served in restaurant.

  • $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay.

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Q&A / Travel beyond COVID-19

Q&A Travel beyond COVID-19. Insight shared from out travel partners around the globe. For follow up questions, kindly contact us directly.

When are you foreseeing your destination opening back for tourists ?
It opened June 1st.

What measures have you taken to reopen post COVID-19 ?
Please address sterilization measures, security, mandates on staff and guests testing, transportation etc.
Please see attached The Setai Miami Beach Health & Safety Commitment

How do you plan to enforce these measures and how will you ensure compliance?
Senior managers and department heads are enforcing these areas, as they do our Forbes and LHW standards

How will these measures affect the overall regular experience ?
Adding a level of trust and safety but not relinquishing our Forbes 5 Star Standards. So far, the guest feedback has been very positive.

Booking & Payment Flexibility Terms and Conditions during and after COVID-19 time.
Deposit/Cancel policy 48 hours July 1 to Dec 17 – exclusive of Art Basel.

Will you be offering any special promotions, packages and/or value adds?
The following offers are available. Florida Resident + Your Setai + Third Night Free + Fourth Night Free.

How will you plan to maintain a level social distancing ?
Please see attached The Setai Miami Beach Health & Safety Commitment

Tell us about the current quarantine and restrictions within your destination ?
For New Yorkers, there is a 14-day quarantine.

Please add any additional information you believe would be helpful to raise travelers trust levels in order to visit ?
Please see attached The Setai Miami Beach Health & Safety Commitment

Now on a lighter and positive note,

Have you taken advantage of this quiet months, to curate new experiences or discover new locations/destinations? If YES Which ?
Enhancement of The Courtyard with additional seating and misting fans. Misting fans are also found in the Ocean Grill.

What is your favorite feature about your property and destination that you wish to share with my clients/readers ?
Our 3 infinity Pools and the fact that we’re a beachfront property with full service. Imagery for Pools and Beaches.

My Miami Beach Experience

I have been to Florida and Miami Beach over and over along the years. Hotel stays at The Setai Miami among many others. Here are my most recents Blog Posts, Instagram Posts and Instagram Stories.

My favorite experiences while in Miami are basically to relax and unwind. Spend time by the pool zipping a cocktail, long walks of run by the beach, visiting the Art District and enjoying the local and international restaurants.

Helpful Resources

Some useful resources you might want to keep in mind, for your upcoming travels during and after COVID-19.

IATA Travel Center  
www.iatatravelcentre.com

US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs  
www.travel.state.gov

CDC Center for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization
www.who.int

Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov

Global COVID-19 Flights & Travel Restrictions
app.developer.here.com

World Travel & Tourism Council
www.wttc.org/COVID-19/

World Travel Restrictions UN World Food Programme
www.unwfp.maps.arcgis.com

Observatory on Border Crossings Status due to COVID-19
www.wiki.unece.org

Health travel advice for all Countries
www.travelhealthpro.org.uk

EU Reopen
reopen.europa.eu

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