Dear guests, past and future

As you may know, the Miami Beach city government has mandated the closure of all hotels, commercial lodging establishments, and short-term rentals. The Betsy’s award-winning eateries, LT Steak & Seafood and The Alley, remain open for takeout and delivery, for both food and cocktails (details here), but otherwise The Betsy plans to re-open on June 1st, 2020, pending the public-health situation, of course. We can’t wait to throw open our doors to the Miami sunshine once more.

We look forward to a better, more hopeful, more present, more grateful, and more compassionate future, and we remain at our e-mails to answer questions you may have.

In these times, small pleasures take on larger-than-usual meaning. Certainly, they have for us. Visiting an older family member, taking a walk with a friend, sharing a meal, listening to an artist-in-residence talk about their work – the significance of these commitments and rituals is more vivid than ever. We long to experience them once more not only as people with families, but, when it comes to our arts programming as much as our lodging, people with the privilege to bring those experiences to you. And it feels like a privilege more than ever. 

In the meantime, our beloved arts programming is moving online. Please stay tuned for news about a new online arts salon in collaboration with Florida International University/Miami Beach Urban Studios, as well as a weekly arts missive featuring original content and highlighting a different part of what makes The Betsy one of the premier arts hotels in the world. Learn more here.

We can’t wait to welcome you back. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and let us all take good care of each other as well as we can. 


Jonathan, Lesley, and Zach Plutzik

The Betsy Ownership Family


We look forward to welcoming you back!