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HOTEL BETSY SOUTH BEACH – UNUSUAL ARCHITECTURE IN THE HEART OF THE ART DECO DISTRICT

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Betsy Hotel “s traditional colonial architecture – expansive four-column portico and shuttered windows - departs from the curvy geometric patterns and clean Art Deco lines of its South Beach hotel neighbors.  It was designed by L. Murray Dixon, the same architect who created the majority of the hotels in the Art Deco district. 

Today, the Betsy offers a level of sophistication, pampering and comfort.  From the intimate garden pool to the rooftop solarium's private spa treatments to the iconic modern American steakhouse, BLT Steak in the lobby; guests will find unparalleled service, contemporary comforts and timeless style perfectly matched in this completely renovated and restored boutique hotel.

The Betsy is located at 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida on South Beach's famed Ocean Drive, directly across from the beach, steps away from the culture of the Art Deco Historic District, entertainment venues and local Miami Beach landmarks such as the Bass Museum of Art, The Jackie Gleason Center for the Performing Arts, The Lincoln Theatre, Colony Theatre and the Miami City Ballet Studios. 

Shopping is not far from The Betsy, the eclectic designer boutiques stretching along Lincoln Road offer the latest in fashion, accessories, swimwear, jewelry, shoes, and more.  Just a short drive away, are the world-famous Bal Harbour Shops and The Village of Merrick Park, presenting the most recent collections of top designers from across the globe.

The Betsy Hotel's 63 rooms tropical colonial décor is evident in details from the white wooden plantation shuttered windows, accented by rich dark-wood, and touches of grass green, coral red, lilac and ochre.  Every room features Dark black walnut hardwood floors, white lacquered dressers, cabinetry and desks, stately custom built poster beds, raffia ceilings, Fine Frette linens; Bathrooms beautifully appointed with Thasos and Carrera marble, bath mirrors with built-in LCD television screens and Bose sound, spacious walk-in showers with Kallista de Stile shower wands and rain forest shower-heads, oversized plush robes, Malin + Goetz luxury apothecary bath amenities;  Mini bar;  State of the art audio and video connectivity hub for laptop, iPod, MP3, gaming, iHome docking station and radio; room libraries feature thoughtful selections of books to be taken to the beach and/or purchased upon departure.  Guests have complimentary High-speed Internet, hard wired and wireless.

Guests of the Betsy will be treated to one of South Beach's most famous restaurants. On the premises of the Hotel is the iconic modern American steakhouse -Bistro Laurent Tourondel or BLT Steak - an 88-seat restaurant and Ocean Drive-front patio serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  BLT Steak integrates traditional elements of a cozy French Bistro with those of a stylish, urbane bistro.   The restaurant's wine list is designed to complement Tourondel's stunning steak selections as well as his accessible menu.   Guests can also enjoy a unique selection of cocktails and light cuisine from BLT in open-air luxury, either poolside or while enjoying the spectacular views from the rooftop solarium.

If this is not enough, the Betsy South Beach brings a level of sophistication, pampering and comfort of a truly unique boutique hotel experience from the personalized services of an attentive staff to the intimate garden pool and rooftop solarium's private spa treatments; for a day at the beach, The Betsy staff will happily prepare a customized picnic basket with choice snacks, wine, drinks, magazines, or other luxury beach essentials. 

Atop the hotel, guests will find the Wellness Garden offering a full range of spa treatments, therapies and yoga. With sweeping, unobstructed views of the ocean peeking just above the palm trees, this Zen-inspired sanctuary was designed to soothe the senses. The space incorporates wood, stone, bamboo and natural fibers, all shielded by retractable sails. Individual cabanas capture light ocean breezes and offer a welcome respite from the buzz of South Beach.

Guests wishing to adhere to an exercise routine while traveling have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center with a complete set of equipment for your workout regimen. Cardio equipment features integrated televisions with complementary headphones, a full weight-training area, an in-facility yoga and stretching zone, and refreshing chilled towels. 

Valet parking is available ($30 per day); complimentary Wireless Internet service throughout the hotel.

So, it's time to pack your bags and try a getaway in a very unique boutique South Beach hotel – the Betsy.

Reserve now with HOTEL BETSY MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA for online rate discounts – no advance payments, booking, and change or cancel fees

 

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