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About Us

A South Beach landmark, The Betsy “effortlessly oozes the kind of charm and wit you hope will always be present when you’re away from the familiar. It isn’t that its one thing in particular, it is the chemical equation of how art, design, culture, history, community, food and drink all conspire with one another to create sweet solace for both the traveller and the neighbour.” - The Hotel Culture

A painting of The Betsy Ross

Our History

Our history doubles as the story of Miami Beach — and a little bit of the country’s. Ocean Drive’s only surviving example of Florida-Georgian architecture, The Betsy was built by Art Deco pioneer L. Murray Dixon in 1942; American troops were among its first guests. Some things have changed since then, though not the relaxed elegance we’re proud to regard as our hallmark.

A view of the balconies and outdoor lounge area at The Betsy Hotel


In 2017, The Betsy completed a pivotal expansion, connecting The Betsy to the former Carlton Hotel, designed by Henry Hohauser, a fellow Art Deco pioneer. An architectural marvel, the two buildings are joined by an orb-shaped sky bridge already being celebrated as an important piece of Miami Beach public art. The “new” Betsy boasts 130 rooms and suites, two pools, two restaurants, a library and 25,000 sq feet of public and event space.

The Betsy in the News

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The Betsy Hotel 2023 Art Week Miami Beach Exhibitions - Public opening on Dec 7

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The Art Bridge Global Perspectives

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The Betsy Announces Art Week Miami Beach Exhibitions: Hicham Benohoud, Idries Karnachi, Mahi Binebine, Hassan Hajjaj, Paul Loughney, Gaia Adducchio, Sonia Hamza, Akshita Gandhi, Bert Stern & Andy Sweet

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Corporate Responsibility

Through community-led collaborations, The Betsy has provided a voice and platform for hundreds of local and national not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, The Betsy’s ownership family founded Zara’s Center, an after-school safe haven for AIDS-impacted youth in Zimbabwe supported by various fundraising efforts found throughout the property. The Betsy also thoughtfully chooses business partners that share our ethos and values.

Human peace sign at betsy with staff and bypassers


Conscious decision-making from the inside, out: A founding member of Miami Beach’s “#PlasticFreeMB” campaign; locally sourced ingredients in our restaurants; the use of natural products at the spa; organic cleaning supplies; and eco-conscious appliances and interiors - The Betsy is ‘green solution’ oriented wherever possible.



Travel + Leisure said it best: ‘An unexpected departure from bustling Ocean Drive, The Betsy has more awards than rooms.’ The Betsy has been a regular recipient of the travel industry’s most coveted accolades for its singular brand of luxury hospitality, including Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, and Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.



To quote Thomas Friedman “Today in Business, If you are not in the community building business you are not in business.” The Betsy has served as an incubator for organizations by providing critical support, and a place of gathering and fostering meaningful connections since 2009. Many projects have planted their seeds at The Betsy and have grown into their own sustainable programs - a proud part of our legacy.