The Betsy Hotel – one of the top hotels on South Beach – in partnership with celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel has opened The Alley, a casual dining restaurant that includes a pizzeria (serving artisan pizzas, pasta specials, other Italian themed culinary options, and a full bar) and a ventanita (serving fresh crepes, gelato, waffles and Panther cold brew).
These new venues are adjacent to two major Betsy-installed works of public art, The Betsy Orb and The Betsy Poetry Rail.
The Alley, guided by Executive Chef Danny Ganem, is located in the 14th Place breezeway connecting Ocean Drive and Collins Ave.
The Alley Ventanita is located in a little corner where 14th Place meets Collins Avenue, The Betsy’s Ventanita offers freshly prepared crepes, gelato and waffles, as well as Nitro (cold brew Coffee on Tap) by Panther Coffee.
The Betsy Orb Architect Shulman and Associates connected The Betsy’s two historic properties with the use of a large orb, creating a bridge that is not visible from either Ocean Drive or Collins Avenue. Pedestrians must venture mid-way to Espanola Way at 14th Place and peek into the restored alleyway to experience the piece that doubles as a canvas for the projection of art.
The Betsy features 130 guestrooms with 25 suites, three food and beverage outlets under the direction of Chef Laurent Tourondel, a 3,000 square-foot rooftop pool complex, dedicated library, and 17,000 square feet of meeting space.