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The Setai South Beach adds three new customized celebration packages for the perfect getaway.
By Ariel Jastromb

Recognized for its Art Deco style by inclusion on the Cond Nast Traveler Best Ambiance/Design Gold List in 2009, The Setai South Beach is one of the most exclusive hotels in the area. Featuring one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites, as well as a palatial 10,000-square-foot penthouse with a personal pool, it combines access to South Beachs stretches of white, sparkling sand with outstanding ocean views and an active nightlife scene. A seamless blend of the flamboyant South Beach scene and tropical luxury, it even boasts a rooftop recording studio designed by Lenny Kravitz. From spectacular rooms to delicious food, state-of-the-art fitness centers and an unbelievable spa, The Setai South Beach is the place to vacation.

The hotels three new packages only add to the quality of The Setai experience. Ladies Escape, Gentlemens Retreat and Celebration at The Setai were created to accommodate the unique interests and vacation ideals of the hotels guests. Each package is replete with the customary bells and whistles The Setai is known for, as well as the glamour associated with South Beach.

Ladies Escape is the ultimate bachelorette party. Upon arrival, you are treated to a champagne makeover and a private shopping experience at the Saks Fifth Avenue Club, where your group will receive 15 percent off all merchandise as the perfect vacation-style treat. Since going out on the town is a major experience in South Beach, why not pick up the perfect dress to do it in? As a group, enjoy a VIP night at any Opium Group club or lounge to celebrate the bachelorettes final days of singledom. Add to that a complimentary bottle of Taittinger champagne, complimentary chocolates, daily Setai Grand Breakfasts, two hour-long spa experiences, a complimentary aperitif at The Restaurant at The Setai and a complimentary bottle of liquor if you book table service at the club, and youre looking at one memorable vacation. Rates begin at $ 595 per night for the Art Deco and $ 795 per night for the Tower.

The Gentlemans Retreat offers you the ultimate bachelor weekend or getaway with the guys. Start your stay with cigars hand-rolled at The Setai while hitting the links at the members-only La Gorce Golf and Country Club or sip Russian Standard cocktails during check-in for a more relaxed approach to the beginning of your stay. Complimentary daily Setai Grand Breakfasts and two hour-long treatments at the hotels spa are ways to take relaxation to a whole new level. Sartorial connoisseurs receive a shopping experience in a private suite at the Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, complete with the services of a personal shopper for when you need advice about which color or style to buy. With the addition of 15 percent off and premium whisky, the shopping experience becomes both exclusive and fun. Complimentary aperitifs at The Restaurant at The Setai and VIP entrance to any Opium Group lounge or club as well as a complimentary bottle with the purchase of table service ensure a great night with the guys. Rates begin at $ 685 per night in the Art Deco and $ 885 in the Tower.

For any occasion, from birthdays to anniversaries to just because, the Celebration at The Setai package fits the bill perfectly. A limousine will meet your group at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Indulge in a complimentary bottle of Taittinger champagne and chocolate truffles before relaxing by the pool in preparation for two hour-long treatments at the spa. Enjoy a fresh bouquet of beautiful, fragrant roses in your suite while preparing for a complimentary, four-course dinner inclusive of a bottle of Taittinger Rose Champagne at either The Restaurant or the open-air pool area. For that perfect celebratory present, look no further than the Asprey boutique, where guests will receive 15 percent off of an extensive selection of jewels and watches. To cap off the festivities, the Setai South Beach will provide your guest of honor or group with a personal celebration cake. Rates begin at $ 990 for suites in the Art Deco and $ 1,190 for the Tower.

While these packages certainly deliver an unforgettable stay at The Setai South Beach, the hotel offers myriad add-ons to truly customize your vacation experience. The A La Carte menu offers guests luxury car rentals, including a Mini Cooper Cabriolet for $ 185 a day, a Mercedes-Benz CLK550 for $ 345 a day and the Cadillac Escalade ESV for $ 395 a day. The Setais exotic car rentals are guaranteed to enrapture any car enthusiast, with specialty rentals including a Lamborghini Gallardo for $ 1,650 per day and the Ferrari F430 Spyder at $ 2,500 daily. For adventure-seekers, The Setai offers a private helicopter tour of your choice of locale destinations for $ 850. For the limber, The Setai offers private yoga sessions on the beach for $ 95 an hour plus $ 30 for each additional person. The same rates apply to mat Pilates and personal training sessions. Golf excursions are also offered; prices differ according to the season.

These three packages, in conjunction with The Setai South Beachs A La Carte menu, offer creative personal experiences that can be appreciated by all savvy travelers. The inclusion of Wi-Fi, flat-screen plasma and LCD TVs, an in-room bar and a Lavazza espresso coffee maker in every room only add to the demonstration of The Setais high standards and emphasis on providing guests with the ultimate vacation. The Setai ensures the perfect getaway, whether it be for a week or a night, when you design your own experience.

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