The Setai, Miami Beach Debuts New Swimming Pools With Buddhist Blessing (SLIDESHOW)

The Setai, Miami Beach celebrated the opening of its newly renovated swimming pools with a blessing ceremony led by Buddhist monks. 

The pools had been renovated as part of the hotel's property-wide beautification project, which completed November 25. The three temperature-controlled infinity pools were completely reconstructed and resurfaced with  recycled Spanish glass mosaic tiles and imported Italian travertine. Additionally, the hold's lap pool now offers USB connection capabilities for swimmers to plug in their smart phones or music players and listen to 
their own playlists through underwater speakers.

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The monks led a ceremony in the lobby of the hotel's Art Deco building and the residential Tower. The Asian-inspired hotel had been blessed by monks in 2005 for its official grand opening. 

Other aspects of the beautification project included a complete rebuild of the Pool & Beach Bar restaurant to enhance the venue’s kitchen equipment and culinary workspace; enhancing the Art Deco building with Dominican coral stone and Spanish cedar wood; repainting and waterproofing of The Courtyard’s serenity pond and walk-ways; a complete guestroom refurbishment; and a refresh of the property's facade. 

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