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The Setai, Miami Beach unveiled some changes in November 2013 after undergoing renovations. The timeless Art Deco landmark building, originally built between 1936 and 1938 as the famed Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel, refreshed its facade, repainting and repairing the stucco. The Miami hotel’s adjacent 40-story modern glass tower facade also was redone, along with that of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa.
You'll notice more enhancements in the pool area. The Five-Star hotel resurfaced its three swimming pools with recycled Spanish glass mosaic tiles and its decks with luxe Italian travertine. Don't miss the fun new feature in the lap pool: There are USB connections so you can plug in your iPhone and listen to your own playlist through underwater speakers. The Pool & Beach Bar saw some improvements to its kitchen equipment and workspace.
Elsewhere at the beach hotel, you'll find a porte-cochère with columns newly covered in Dominican coral stone and Spanish cedar wood, the latter of which also lines the coffer ceiling. The area is now brighter thanks to some LED lighting. The guest rooms had their teak hard-wood flooring refurbished and new soft goods. Plus, the hotel added automated black-out shades in the Art Deco suites and Samsung sound bars in The Tower suites.