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Shanghai New Year’s Eve at The Setai, South Beach

Not a Miami Local? Take Advantage of Special ‘New Year’s Eve at The Setai’ Package

On December 31, 2010, The Setai, South Beach invites guests to pay homage to the hotel’s Asian roots and take a trip back to the 1930’s and 1940’s for one night to the Golden Age of Shanghai. Inspired by an era of sophistication and wealth, and where nightclubs and dance halls were all the rage, The Setai will transform into the ‘Paris of the Orient’ featuring music from sought after Shanghai artists, awe-inspiring décor, and a decadent seven-course tasting menu to create an evening to be remembered.

• The Welcome: A blend of Chinese, Shanghainese, and western jazz by China’s acclaimed singer, Coco Zhao, welcomes guests to The Courtyard where Taittinger Champagne, classic cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be waiting.

• The Dinner: Guests will indulge in a seven-course Grand Tasting Menu by Executive Chef David Werly, which includes Créme of Butternut Squash and Spiced Marshmallow, Home-made Salmon Gravalax with Lime Cream and Osetra Caviar, Foie Gras “Au Torchon,” as well as Scallops Black Tie, Fresh Black Truffle & Perigourdine Sauce. With each course, guests will enjoy a paired wine, carefully selected by The Setai’s Head Sommelier Dwayne Savoie.

• The Party: The celebration continues in The Courtyard for the Countdown Party, where the music of DJ Ludovic Allen entices guests to dance away 2010 and bring in the New Year. Tastes of congee, spring rolls, dim sum, Peking duck sliders, and Chocolate truffles will be passed complimentary after the ball drop. Seating in The Courtyard is sold separately as Bottle Tables.

Tickets for The Setai’s Shanghai New Year’s Eve celebration are available for $588 USD per person ($188 USD for children 12 years and younger) and includes champagne reception, seven-course Grand Tasting menu with wine pairings, entrance to the Countdown Party, and all live performances from 8:00pm to 1:30am (cash bar from 11:00pm – 1:30pm.)  For reservations, please call (305) 520-6400 or email

~ For those out of town guests, the New Year’s Eve at The Setai package is available for booking with a minimum five night stay. The package includes a welcome bottle of champagne, The Setai Grand Breakfast daily for two and a choice of one 60-minute treatment at The Spa for two or round trip transfers from the airport to the hotel in a luxury car. Rates begin at $1,300 USD per night*. For reservations, call (305) 520-6000 or email

*Rate does not include the ticket for The Setai’s Shanghai New Year’s Eve celebration.

About The Setai, South Beach
As a renowned GHM Hotel and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Setai introduces a refreshing balance between the sizzling South Beach scene and a serene tropical hideaway. Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance combine with the Art Deco history of South Beach to create an intimate, private world esteemed by discerning travelers worldwide. A melding of inspiration and setting, The Setai embraces in its serenity while connecting guests with what has always been the area’s greatest attraction: the beach, the sun and the night. With three pools, recording Studio created by Kravitz Design Inc, award-winning restaurant, and dedicated concierge team; The Setai leaves no request unfulfilled.