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Boutique Buzz: Faena Hotel Miami Beach Opens

January 12, 2016

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Got a Millennial client headed to Miami sometime soon? The city recently got a major new addition to its boutique hotel scene in the form of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, the anchor of the new Faena District Miami Beach

The brainchild of Alan Faena, famous director Baz Luhrmann and Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, 169 room hotel offers a dedicated Faena Butler for each floor, who serves as a single point of contact for service throughout a guest's stay. Most accommodations have private balconies with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, or city skyline. 

Lovers of Art Deco design will enjoy the hotel's overall look, which is meant to hearken back to the glamour of 1950s Miami Beach. Other nice touches include Ann Sacks tile bathrooms with separate walk-in shower and bespoke bedding with Italian linens.  

For dining, opportunities run the gamut of restaurants from Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann and James Beard Foundation Award winner Paul Qui. Mallmann's Los Fuegos offers a contemporary take on the traditional Argentine asado experience, serving grilled and roasted meats prepared in a South American-style open-fire kitchen, fresh seafood and locally grown vegetables. Qui has opened Pao, the chef's first restaurant outside of Texas, which offers his brand of modern Asian cuisine based on his diverse culinary background. 

Occupying an entire floor, the 22,000-square-foot Tierra Santa Healing House will be a South American-inspired spa incorporating ancient healing rituals and indigenous ingredients along with modern anti-aging technologies. The property also includes a 150-seat theater hosting live shows and performances.

As part of the new Faena District Miami Beach, which spans six blocks along Collins Avenue from the ocean to Indian Creek, there are plenty of opportunities for guests to take in the local art scene. Notable attractions set to open nearby include Faena Forum, a new center for arts and culture designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA; residential towers; a beachside guesthouse; a retail complex; and marina. 

Good to know: As a Virtuoso Preview member, Virtuoso advisors can offer their clients a special series of perks, including: 

  • Each third night complimentary (cumulative)
  • Room upgrade upon arrival
  • Daily breakfast for two in restaurant
  • $100 resort credit
  • Early check-in and 4pm late checkout, based upon availability
  • Welcome amenity


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