As the saying goes, Bienvenido a Miami! And welcomed you will feel, from the moment that you step foot into this beautiful and vibrant city. When visiting, be sure to make your way down to South Beach. It is one of the few travel destinations in the United States with such a rich and unique culture, that it feels as if you’ve left the country. The beaches are absolutely beautiful and stretch as far as the eye can see with crystal blue water that is perfectly warm year-round. The architectural landscape is also amazing, with colorful art deco buildings. And finally, the dining options and night-life scene are a reason to visit in itself!
There are so many incredible places to stay within Miami but I recommend making Faena Hotel Miami Beach your home. The property is a visual delight that combines bright red velvet hues, gilded columns, colorful murals, tiger prints, beautiful chandeliers, contemporary art and many other bold design details. Art is literally everywhere and one of my favorite pieces was the nine-foot, gilded skeleton of a wooly mammoth, encased in glass. You can’t miss it!
The property features 169 spacious and beautifully decorated rooms and suites that start at 400 square-feet. Each room has custom designed rugs, paintings, and luxurious bathrooms. All of the rooms have a balcony and some have incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean.
There is a relaxing spa on-site called the Tierra Santa Healing House and it is a 22,000 square-foot sanctuary with shaman-developed healing rituals for the body as well as facial treatments. There is also a gym that offers specialized yoga classes.
There are three restaurants at the hotel – Los Fuegos, Pao & Veranda and they all serve inventive cuisines from award-winning chefs. At the edge of the property is an amazing pool that is just a few short steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, the hotel has full beach service with lounge chairs, towels and food & drinks. The beach staff are extremely attentive and will take great care of you while basking in the sun.
Luxe Tips: Faena is the place where the beautiful people come to play so be sure to spend one night soaking up everything that the property has to offer! Start with dinner at Pao and savor the delicious modern Asian cuisine crafted by award-winning chef Paul Qui. From there, head over to the Faena Theatre where you’ll enjoy C’est Rouge, an amazing cabaret-style show that beautifully blends tango, burlesque and acrobatic dance moves. After the performance, stop by the Living Room lounge and enjoy a glass of wine and live music. And finally, end your night at the Saxony Bar. This intimate space has a Great Gatsby vibe and serves time-honored cocktails. The line to enter can be long but because you’re a hotel guest you can bypass the wait. From start to finish, you’ll have had the perfect Miami night and without ever having left Faena!