Spas in the News
San Diego, a Premier Luxury Hotel, Opens December 2008
Diego, CA November 5, 2008 - Setai San Diego, the new 184-room premier
luxury hotel located in downtown San Diegos financial district, will open
its doors - specifically two custom-made 9,000-pound bronze pivot doors - in early
December. Part of the Preferred Hotel Group, Setai San Diego intends to bring
the beauty, sophistication and experience of the world's most luxurious contemporary
hotels to downtown San Diego.
Designed by the Rockwell Group
to be artful in every way, Setai San Diego is a unique extra-sensory experience
in art and function, with hundreds of touch points within the new 23-story steel
and glass structure. The property will feature luxury amenities such as a world-class
spa, gourmet restaurant, exclusive Grand Penthouse, rooftop pool and deck, recording
studio, private screening room, and 20,000 square feet of event and meeting space.
Setai San Diego is the perfect destination for an urban
retreat, and we are delighted to be able to offer discerning travelers and luxury-seekers
the highest standards in service, design, and amenities, said General Manager
In a powerful unity of art and function, Setai
San Diegos lobby displays objects and textures that will excite the senses.
After entering through one of the massive bronze and exotic wood pivot doors,
guests are greeted by black ebony columns adorned with turquoise patina beads,
teardrop crystals, Nepali carpets, silver leaf covered walls and shagreen upholstery.
Four-dimensional art decorates the lobby in addition to a multi-tier silk chandelier
that shimmers in columns of light. When guests ascend a floating staircase to
the restaurant they will see artist Ken Gangbars ceramic Finn Wave
wall installation. The artwork encompasses hundreds of ceramic fins
and takes up the entire wall in a fluid, uplifting wave-like motion.
hotels 184 rooms, including 37 suites and three penthouse suites, incorporate
sophisticated luxury, using elements such as fine custom made linens, leather
furniture, rich drapery, Jerusalem bone limestone finishes in the bathrooms, Brazilian
walnut flooring, and Sapelli woods. Seventeen (17) one-bedroom suites feature
generously sized balconies, outfitted with chaise lounges and providing expansive
city views. Twenty (20) larger Luxe Suites come equipped with full Italian kitchens,
Miele and Sub Zero appliances, full living rooms, balconies, private bedrooms
and baths. South-facing suites feature expansive balconies with floor-to-ceiling
NanaWall windows, opening to give guests literally an open wall of stunning city,
ocean and bay views.
For the jet-setter seeking the height
of luxury, Setai San Diego offers three penthouse suites, including a Grand Penthouse,
the most exclusive and largest on the West Coast. In addition to numerous custom
made features, the 8,000 square-foot Grand Penthouse consists of three bedrooms
and three full baths, a full Italian kitchen, dining room, full bar, six flat
screen TVs, and a rooftop patio terrace complete with private sundeck, Jacuzzi
soaking tub, chaise-lounge beds, water features, a private massage area, and amazing
360 degree views.
Suite & Tender Bar, Lounge and Restaurant
at the Setai San Diego is designed to be the scene and dining destination for
locals and travelers alike. Featuring the cuisine of James Beard Award-winning
Chef Christopher Lee, Suite & Tender will be a softer, more sophisticated
take on the typical steakhouse. Based on a gastro-tourism concept where diners
have the chance to create an experience that is completely their own, Suite &
Tender will focus on choices and eschew restrictive restaurant standards and rules.
The attention to detail and atmosphere
transcends throughout the décor of the restaurant and bar. Designed by
renowned interior designer Dodd Mitchell, the interiors incorporate Mitchells
signature style; a blending of the everyday with innovative materials to create
seductive and unforgettable spaces.
guests looking to relax and indulge, SPA at SETAI SAN DIEGO, is an urban oasis
with nine personal treatment rooms featuring private steam showers, including
two specialty suites (double suites) and private VIP lounge. Arriving at SPA at
SETAI SAN DIEGO is a personalized experience, where guests are transported into
a world of blended traditions and harmony. SPA at SETAI SAN DIEGO will feature
design and treatment offerings based on the cultural and aesthetic influences
of Southeast Asia, India, Northern Africa and Japan, including the first Moroccan
Rasul spa experience in the United States. More than a treatment, Rasul is an
Arabic cleansing ritual that exfoliates the skin and draws out impurities from
the body. SPA at SETAI SAN DIEGO will offer an entirely organic full-bar and dining
menu, highlighting the spas special Spatinis and Blooming Tea
Bar, where guests can sip on their choice of exotic and specialty teas.
San Diego guests can also experience the hotels 7,000 square foot pool deck.
A large central teak bar, adjacent to the overflowing-edge pool, is surrounded
by eight private cabanas, oversized beds and European style chaise lounges. The
pool deck, bounded by delicate stone work, also offers a large covered VIP area
with an expansive sake and wine bar and intimate lounge seating.
Setai San Diego also features 20,000 square feet of high-end meeting room and
event space, with such unique touches as a 32-seat private screening room and
a professional recording studio. Smaller breakout rooms are flooded with natural
light and views of Fifth Avenue, while the two-story Grand Ballroom with
floor to ceiling windows overlooking Sixth Avenue offers the latest in
technology, including ceiling projection, an audiofile sound system, and a suspension
lift system capable of holding items of serious weight (signage, acrobats, displays,
etc.). The entire space is sheathed in exotic woods, fabrics and textures, complementing
the high-touch sensory aesthetic found throughout the hotel.
in the center of the financial district in downtown San Diego, Setai San Diego
overlooks the historic Gaslamp Quarter, which offers dozens of restaurant, shopping
and entertainment options, and is a short walk from both the San Diego Convention
Center and Petco Park. Just minutes to San Diegos most popular attractions,
including Symphony Hall, historic Balboa Theater, Sea World, Balboa Park, Old
Town and the San Diego Zoo, Setai San Diego is also conveniently located a short
drive away from San Diegos famous beaches.
rates start at $300 a night available now through March. For further information
or to make a reservation, please visit www.setaisandiego.com
or call 619.515.3000.