Faena Hotel Miami Beach. It's not just a hotel, it's an experience that is #luxelistapproved.
Alan Faena, an Argentinian developer, has put together an entire district with his revitalization of mid-Miami Beach. Now known as the "Faena District" the self-described "urban alchemist" has created a "neighborhood experience with a hotel in it". Formerly the Saxony, Faena Hotel Miami Beach brings back Old Miami Glamour with a retro, art-deco meets modern vibe.
Upon entrance, you do not enter a 'lobby' but by a 'cathedral'. Complete with gold-leaf columns and the most beautiful murals, the Cathedral leading you to the check-in desk is breathtaking.
After leaving the Cathedral you can't help but be stopped in your tracks by Damian Hirst's Gone But Not Forgotten ((a 9 foot golden Mammoth skeleton)). As the centerpiece of Faena's outdoor space, it creates the feeling of being in a different world entirely. Additional to Hirst's magnificent display are the outdoor columns decorated ((by hand)) with some of the most beautiful and elaborate seashells I've ever seen. This all leads to the perfectly clear and amazingly blue pool that is flanked by Faena's iconic red and white striped umbrellas. If you prefer to spend your time on the beach, you can enjoy the same luxurious lounge chairs, red and white striped umbrellas and amazing service that Faena is known for. What does this beach service entail you ask? Besides amazing food ((lobster quesadilla!!)) and great drinks, the wonderful staff offers you sunscreen ((one less thing for you to remember)) fresh ice water, snacks and will even clean your sunglasses!
The retro-meets-modern vibe is carried throughout all of Faena's 169 rooms, of which 111 are suites. With mixtures of velvet and leather in colors of red, blue and gold, Faena has a design aesthetic unlike anything I've seen before. Faena is also the first hotel in South Florida to offer Butler service with every room. While every room is absolutely breathtaking, there are a few that are show stoppers. The Premier Oceanfront Corner suite boasts a wrap around balcony that creates a seamless indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment space. The Skyline Suite One Bedroom gives guests a different option with incredible views of Northwest Miami and beautiful skyline sunsets from multiple balconies. For those truly looking to live the life of luxury, the Signature Suites are perfect. The Saxony and Imperial Suites both offer two bedrooms and 2.5 baths each. However, the aptly named Faena Suite is their crown jewel. With 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, multiple balconies, oceanfront views and coming in at over 3,500 sq ft it is your own private palace.
Topping off the Faena experience, are their dining and nightlife options. Faena has two restaurants, Los Fuegos and PAO. PAO's chef Paul Qui brings modern Asian dishes to life, including dishes that are seared tableside over Japanese binchotan charcoal. Los Fuegos is run by Argentinian grillmaster Francis Mallmann, who cooks up the most incredible tasting food in his open fire kitchen. Faena has several bars and lounges to entertain their guests, with my personal favorite being the Living Room. The Living Room is one of those spaces that makes you feel like you've stepped out of real life and onto a glamorous retro movie set. The star of Faena's nighttime experience is undoubtedly their Old Hollywood style theater complete with their very own cabaret show!
Adding to Faena's glory, the hotel just won Best Achievement in Design at the Virtuoso "Best of the Best" awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Beating out hotels in Morocco, Brazil, Australia and China, Faena has made it's entrance onto the World stage.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach is overall, an unforgettable #luxelistapproved experience.
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