As a new venture for the acclaimed hotel on South Beach, The Setai
New York was envisioned as a mixed-use luxury condominium and
hotel project. The building offers its residents hotel amenities as well
as proximity to the city’s finest. Twin concierge staffed lobbies service
both residential and commercial clients, while an elaborate restaurant
and meeting space on the second floor is followed by a spa and fitness
facility on the third. The crowning element is the rooftop that serves
as the residents’ own backyard and offers everything needed to host a
lavish affair from a kitchen and bar, to daybeds and fire pits.
Sphere of Influence
A luxury brAnd extends its reAch to combine the Amenities of A hotel with the
comfort And permAnence of A privAte residence
Style concepts for the elevator lobby
emphasize the thin and vertical.
wine And dine
The French-Asian establishment known as SHO Shaun
Hergatt features fine dining, private conference and party
areas, or a simple lounge to finish off the day.
Tidbit: Panic hardware of the emergency metal fire doors are
covered aesthetically with wood veneer.
A study in compression
Above and Right: A 3D rendering and section of the
dining area reveals the compression and expansion
of the space. This in turns defines intimate and public
zones to vary the diner’s experience.
The SeTai new york restaurant
Clockwise From Left: Over-sized pendants
reinforce the double height room. Marble Foo
dogs watch over guests. The “Golden Purse”
menu item features caviar and gold leaf. The
show kitchen behind tinted glass. A lounge area
features back-lit shelves with antique books.
Tidbit: The lanterns are hand
pleated to hide the fixture’s
framework and coincide with the
linearity of the surrounding lattice.
tAke off your cool
Clockwise From Left: Spa materials are mounted for
display at the sales center. The women’s water suite with
waterfall and whirlpool. The fitness center with slivers
of lighting. The VIP treatment room features a double
occupancy option for couples.
All things considered
Every moment shapes a patron’s experience. Here,
sketches and renderings of the spa hallways explore
ways to make every step a visual journey. Photos of
the finished product remain fairly true to form.
The SeTai new york club spa
from dArkness to light
Patrons are led up a dark, tiled corridor from the
locker rooms to a bright, golden whirl pool area.
Below, sketches and renderings illustrate the
concept that is finally actualized at left.
diAmond in the rough: the vip room
Early sketches of the VIP treatment room explore possible
millwork designs. The rendering shows a CNC-routed
wood and mirror sliding door, teak platform supported
soaking tub, and glass tiled niche.
The SeTai new york club spa
REVISION NO. LOCATION Rm 322, 325
ITEM DESCRIPTION Trmt Rm. Tub
MANUFACTURER Agape SUBMITTAL
STYLE Deep REQUIRED YES
COLOR White SUGGESTED Andres Jost
FINISH Exmar SOURCE 86 Walker Street, 6th FL
UNIT SIZE 70"7/8 x 31"1/2 x 23"5/8 h New York, NY 10013
fAlling waTer PHONE 212.941.9941
QUANTITY 2; G.C. to Verify
REMARKS See maufacturer's specification
for additional info and installation
37 E a st 18th Str e e t 10th Flo or N e w York NY 10003 T e l: 212.533.4145 F a x: 212.598.9028 w w w .rd h- a r c hit e c ts. c o m
fire And wAter
The roof top offers gathering space for parties,
special events, or simple socialization with
other residents. The cultivated gardens and
sweeping views are framed wood lattices.
now you see me, now you don’t
Pop-up massage enclosures and daybeds
compartmentalize the giant roof top in to
more private sections.