A song you should listen to when you arrive:
Boogie Belgique – “Forever and Ever”
A book you should read before you go:
Alan Faena’s Alchemy & Creative Collaboration provides a visually stunning glimpse into the its founders approach to art, architecture and culture.
The perfectly roasted potatoes by the iconic Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann who operates the hotel restaurant, Los Fuegos.
Something you will not find anywhere else:
Damian Hirst’s outstanding art piece Gone but Not Forgotten, the gilded skeleton of a three-metre tall woolly mammoth is on permanent display right between the pool and the private beach.
Best time of the day:
Early morning when the sun is rising, go for a run on the empty beach, or enjoy the breathtaking sea view on the balcony of a corner suite.
White Art Deco façade with wonderland interiors in red and turquoise designed by Oscar winning director Baz Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin.
Room we stayed in:
Premier Oceanfront Corner Suite
Ocean view on an opulent furnished terrace.
The hotel’s visionary founder designed its own neighborhood, the Faena District, a whole area steeped in arts and culture.
Service and Staff
Furnished with cozy seats in a small section on the ground level. Staff are fast and incredibly polite.
Less than five minutes. A credit card is all they need.
Top notch, with connections to any restaurant you might request in Miami Beach.
Omnipresent with designated en-suite staff.
Impeccable with a fascinating transformation in its light settings.
Fast, efficient, all-encompassing and discrete.
Food and Beverage
In room dining:
A vast menu, worth every penny.
Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann provides a contemporary Asado experience with an open-fire kitchen. Pao by Paul Qui mixes international styles such as Spanish, Japanese and French cuisine.
Enjoy a wide array of cocktails in what is called the hotel’s Living Room.
In-room, or on the veranda overlooking the pool.
Everything you might think of.
Throughout all rooms.
A playground on its own.
Very spacious with marble details.
Plenty and well hidden.
Tierra Santa Healing House hosts a 22,000-square-foot sanctuary that features one of the largest hamams available on the East Coast, and a curated roster of treatments like facials and full-body massages.
Cold water pool:
Pool and Beach
Yes – with the option of private cabanas, providing fruit infused water and sunglass cleaning. The red and white striped sun umbrellas ensure a lush environment.
Private beach with white sand, beach attendants, and complimentary chaise longues and umbrellas.
Private sessions available in-room or at the beach.
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