The Betsy - South Beach Expansion Has Been Completed!
The Betsy’s expansion joined the work of two architects who are widely recognized as leaders in the creation of Miami Beach: L. Murray Dixon, who designed The Betsy Ross in 1941, the area’s sole example of Florida Georgian architecture – a Colonial style, and Henry Hohauser, known for his quintessential Art Deco styling who designed the immediately adjacent building, formerly known as The Carlton Hotel, in 1937. The PBS show, “American Experience,” identified Hohauser and Dixon as the principal architects of Art Deco South Beach. The work of these two legendary architects are joined by a bridge whose design is already being celebrated as an important new piece of Miami Beach public art.
Diamante Pedersoli and Carmelina Santoro, who designed the interiors of The Betsy, once again brought their peaceful, residential aesthetic to the interiors of the Carlton. Alan Shulman, a highly regarded Miami architect, professor and author with a distinguished record of historic preservation is the Architect of Record.
The “new” Betsy-South Beach is comprised of the existing Ocean Drive arrival building, the Colonial Wing, and the fully renovated, Carlton Hotel, our Art Deco Wing.
The Colonial Wing at The Betsy - South Beach
The Colonial Wing welcomes arriving hotel guests and house the Front Desk, the Lobby Salon, the Lobby Bar, our restaurant, LT Steak & Seafood by award-winning Chef Laurent Tourondel, the B Bar lounge, the Ocean Front Deck, The Wellness Garden & Spa, and The Writer’s Room. Fifty-eight rooms, including nineteen suites, are located in this wing.
The Art Deco Wing at The Betsy - South Beach
The Art Deco Wing faces Collins Avenue and features The Conservatory, Library, a Work Room The Gallery, the Skyline Deck, a Rooftop Pool with 360 degree views as well 70 additional rooms and suites, 30 of them with balconies.
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- The Betsy Roof Top Pool
Located on the fifth floor, one story higher than the surrounding buildings, the Rooftop Pool provides unobstructed 360-degree views of the ocean, Art Deco District and the Miami skyline.
- The Skyline Deck
Over one thousand square feet of space with ocean views ideally suited for weddings and elegant gatherings.
- The Pool Decks East & West
Located at opposite ends of the new pool and providing beautiful views of the ocean and sunsets over the city skyline.
- The Library & The Library Lounge
Located on the third floor of the Art Deco Wing offering a curated selection of books, a venue for the expansion of The Betsy’s widely admired literary programming, and most importantly, a peaceful respite reserved for Betsy guests.
- The Board Room
A fresh take on the traditional hotel boardroom perfect for small meetings, and beautifully catered private lunches.
- 14th Place Terrace
Located adjacent to The Work Room and incorporating a new Chef’s Herbal Garden, this terrace has tiered seating and it is ideal for informal meetings, poetry readings, coffee breaks and as a break out space for Board Room meetings.
- The Conservatory
The fully restored historic Carlton lobby has become an extended hour gathering space for our guests to relax, work, and socialize and will also be available for larger private events.
- The Espresso Bar
Located in The Conservatory and offering fresh coffee, light healthy fare and curated mixed drinks and beers.
- The Gallery
Our new ground floor multi-use meeting and performance space with access to both The Conservatory and The Atrium, with natural light on two sides, it is an ideal location for breakout meetings, formal events or all day meetings.
- The Atrium
This beautiful courtyard includes capacity for a stage, professional video, lighting and sound capabilities, a water feature and landscaping, and will have the capacity to host private events for hundreds of guests for cocktails and dinner.
- Dining Venues
The Art Deco Wing includes a new casual restaurant with options for seated dining as well as a wide selection of items to take away. With our new facilities we will also be able to provide our guests with 24-hour In Room Dining. Our new alley accessed Ventanita, will offer fresh made gelatos, crepes, and craft coffees.
- Additional Guest Rooms & Suites
The Art Deco Wing includes an additional fifty-six rooms and fourteen suites – half of these have balconies with views of the city, or the Atrium. The suite selection includes our amazing 2,000 square feet Skyline Penthouse and Terrace, and private suites of one, two, three or four bedrooms, the ultimate suite being a two-story, four-bedroom unit with a private elevator between floors and a 1,000 square feet wrap around balcony.
Philanthropy, Arts, Culture and Education (PACE)
The Betsy - South Beach has a deep commitment to the development of its PACE (philanthropy, arts, culture and education) programming. We pursue this initiative in proud partnership with many groups in our community who share our belief in the importance of such activities. We hope that our PACE work enriches all who are touched by it, our hotel guests, our community and our Betsy employee family.
We are particularly excited that The Betsy expansion project will permit us to significantly scale our PACE programming. We will have substantially expanded physical venues to use as we collaborate with local, national and international partners in bringing important cultural programming to Ocean Drive.
"Perfect romantic getaway in our favorite beach town! The rooms were very cute, very clean, and perfect for our beach needs."- Melliet
"The The Betsy Hotel is in a great location where you can park your car and walk to everything."- Stuart B - Hoover, Alabama
"Perfection is the only word that fits it—beautiful in every way."- William - Prescott, Arizona
"I can’t say enough nice things about the The Betsy Hotel. The service was excellent and very friendly."- Joe M
"Amazing restoration of a beautiful property within walking distance of the beach and Del South Beach for dinner."- Mike R - Juno Beach