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David Werly Appointed Executive Chef  at
The Setai, South Beach, Florida

SOUTH BEACH, FLORIDA (October 18, 2010) – The Setai, South Beach is excited to announce the appointment of new executive chef David Werly to assume position on October 20. Chef Werly brings to the position 17 years of culinary excellence including most recently the Michelin Star, Five Diamond Award AAA Le Cirque in Las Vegas, Two-star Michelin Hotel Ritz in Paris, and Two-star Michelin restaurant Le Précatelan Lenotre in Paris. 

“Furthering the evolution of The Setai’s culinary program, we’re excited for what Chef Werly’s commitment to quality will bring to The Setai experience,” said Mr. Hansjoerg Meier, General Manager of The Setai, South Beach. 

Trained under prestigious Chef Alaine Ducasse, Chef Werly also held the Executive Chef title at Auberge d’Artzenheim Restaurant in Alsace, France, and joined the Le Cirque family as a chef at Le Cirque 2000 in New York as well as the Mexico City outpost before assuming the role of executive chef of Le Cirque at Bellagio in Las Vegas. 

One of the highlights of Werly's tenure at Le Cirque is his relationship with legendary restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, which allowed Werly the opportunity to develop and refine his cuisine.

In his new role as Executive Chef at The Setai, Chef Werly will oversee all of the culinary aspects of the property including The Restaurant, The Grill, The Pool & Beach Bar, The Bar & Courtyard and In-Room dining. 

For more information on Chef Werly or The Setai Hotel please contact Leanne Drago at 212-251-1015 or
About The Setai, South Beach 
As a renowned GHM Hotel and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Setai introduces a refreshing balance between the sizzling South Beach scene and a serene tropical hideaway. Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance combine with the Art Deco history of South Beach to create an intimate, private world esteemed by discerning travelers worldwide. A melding of inspiration and setting, The Setai embraces in its serenity while connecting guests with what has always been the area’s greatest attraction: the beach, the sun and the night. With three pools, recording Studio created by Kravitz Design Inc, award-winning restaurant, and dedicated concierge team; The Setai leaves no request unfulfilled. 


The Setai
Melody Wendt, Marketing & PR Manager
(305) 520-6235

Also See: Jonathan Wright Appointed Executive Chef for The Setai, South Beach, Miami / July 2007

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