Tea therapy from Miami by way of Paris

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Known as one of the most glamourous hotels in Miami, The Setai, on Collins Avenue and 20th Street, and directly on Miami Beach, is renowned for its Asian-inspired decor and personalised service.

Last year it was voted “Best Hotel in Miami” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler (no mean feat to achieve) and this year it has continued to up its game with its new Ocean Suites. Offering ‘the best of the best’ to its stellar guest list, rooms boast authentic jade pieces collected from antique markets in China, hand-made Duxiana beds from Sweden with the finest Frette linens and exquisite Roja Dove Parfums toiletries curated specifically for the hotel.

Keeping its offering fresh and modern, the hotel has also turned its eye to its spa with the introduction of an innovative partnership with Parisian beauty brand Thémaé.


The Setai Spa
The Setai Spa

To sample the brand first-hand ahead of its launch, I was lucky enough to be whisked off to Paris for the day to its signature day spa in the city.

The Paris-based spa brand is inspired by the art of tea and named after the Japanese tea preparation ceremony. Its revitalising spa rituals and skincare products are created with extracts from four different kinds of teas: red (rooibos), white, green and black teas.

“Our  spa  is  known  for  bringing  the  traditions  of  the  Pacific  Rim  to  Miami Beach, so we are excited to incorporate treatments and products inspired by the Asian art  of  tea  into  our  spa  experience,”   said Laura De La Rosa, Spa Director, The Spa at The Setai by THÉMAÉ. “This  partnership   represents two Asian-inspired luxury lifestyle brands coming together to enhance  our  guests’ spa experience, while restoring and realigning both  body  and  spirit.”

Exploring the concept: a tea ceremony revealing the benefits of tea
Exploring the concept: a tea ceremony which revealed the true benefits of tea



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From indulgent massage rituals to rejuvenating facials, the Thémaé treatments at the Setai will use pampering products such as the signature creamy Body Massage Balm, enhanced with the rejuvenating properties of black tea, natural macadamia and hemp oils, and the Multi-Active Cream with 4 Teas Elixir, which blends antioxidant  green  tea,  regenerating  white  tea,  soothing  rooibos  or  “red”  tea,   and stimulating black tea with pure spring water sourced in France to maintain purity.


We were introduced to the whole selection of products as well as being pampered with a relaxing body treatment.

I also loved the Huile des 4 Thes Brume D’Or – a gorgeous dry shimmering oil for the body and the Tea Bag for the Bath, which releases relaxing aromas for a gentle detox. A wonderful day and a great beauty brand – giving a new meaning to ‘a nice cup of tea’.

Miami will go mad for it.



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