Located in the heart of the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, the chic and cool Betsy South Beach is the only Forbes and AAA Four Diamond rated Boutique Hotel in Greater Miami.
Opening initially in 2009, the hotel itself is situated moments away from the Atlantic Ocean. The White sands of the beach are a within eyesight as well as local bars and nightlife spots, shopping and museums.
Since completing a major multi-million expansion project in 2016 with the next door hotel, the new Betsy’s 130 guestrooms include 25 suites, three distinct food and beverage outlets under the direction of famed Chef Laurent Tourondel. There’s also a lush and green 3,200 square foot rooftop complex with stunning views of the beach, and a picturesque swimming pool.
The two buildings are now connected by a bridge conceived as a piece of art known as ‘The Betsy Orb’ which looks like a giant egg. Extremely recognizable and fun to look at, the Orb has become an attraction in itself and even hosts projected screening events on top it’s exterior.
Interior themes for the hotel are quintessential Art Deco styling. The hotel embraces the natural heritage of its location with timeless style.
In the Colonial wing, dark wood Venetian blinds cover floor-to-ceiling windows. Chandeliers hanging from the ceilings and terrazzo flooring are accented with natural fibres such as fur rugs, and animal framed mirrors. The public art spaces echo the beach-chic theme with walnut floors, wicker and teak furniture with brass and mirrored features.
Music is an integral part of the Betsy brand’s DNA and the different playlists in each area of the hotel complement the mood and feel of their surrounding in perfect harmony.
Standout public spaces include the wellness garden spa where guests are offered a range of spa and therapy treatments all made from natural born elements.
The LT Steak and Seafood restaurant accommodates 120 guests and features a range of literary inspired cocktails to compliments the bold menu items.
B Bar is a discrete venue reminiscent of a 1920’s speakeasy. Perfect for events such as luxurious dinners, intimate weddings complete with projector for movie premiers and DJ booth.
A 24 hour fitness center with modern equipment, integrated TVs and headphones. Personal trainers can be booked at the concierge.
The Alley includes a classic Italian pizzeria and gelateria, a perfect casual dining area for large groups. Serving classic Italian dishes as well as crepes just steps away from the beach and Lummus Park.
The Betsy offers a variety of room types and suites including the Skyline Penthouse and Terrace with capabilities for up to four bedrooms.
Room rates start at a reasonable $250 per night and range upwards to $10,000 for the larger multi-bedroom suites.
Every room features hardwood floors, white washed oak lacquered dressers, cabinetry and desks, stately poster beds, raffa ceilings, Sferra linens, oversized plush robes, Malin and Goetz designer bath products, creative private bar offerings, and gentle splashes of inspired colours from the hotel’s electric neighbourhood.
The Betsy’s clientele are made up of charitable-minded travellers and arts creators and appreciators from all over the world. Therefore, art and culture are at the forefront of the hotel’s roots and design.
Public spaces are transformed into exhibits, with art books and artefacts in nearly every corner of the hotel. The walls are filled with astonishing and breathtaking photography of musical legends ranging from jazz to rock and roll.
The hotel also programs regular piano and jazz performances, poetry readings and LGBTQ programing.