What: A 1930s art deco landmark that has been converted into an Asian influenced luxury boutique hotel.

Where: At the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at the heart of the famed South Beach strip in Miami.

Why: Since its opening in 2004, the Setai has firmly positioned itself as THE luxury hotel in Miami. Owned by Adrian Zecha, the man who founded the Amanresorts chain, the hotel has managed to bring a distinct understated Asian elegance to South Beach. From the black Shanghai bricks that make up the lobby and the Acqua di Parma toiletries in the bathrooms to the traditional French-inspired cuisine in the restaurant, every detail has been thought through meticulously. The bedrooms are spacious, luxurious and extremely comfortable and guests fortunate enough to stay in the penthouse suite can enjoy the sweeping views of the ocean beach and beautiful skyline while lounging by their own private rooftop pool. The Spa, too, looks East in its approach to restoring mind, body and soul. From a choice of Balinese, Thai or Tibetan massages to a Sumatra Coffee or Langkawi Bamboo body polish, the various treatments on offer are sure to leave you in a state of bliss.