Faena Hotel Miami Beach
What We Love
- 100,000 square feet of beach steps from the hotel
- Paris-style cabaret shows at the two-level, 150-seat onsite theater
- Two original sculptures by Turner Prize-winning artist, Damien Hirst, including a gold-coated skeleton of a woolly mammoth
- Holistic treatments at the Tierra Santa Healing House—Miami’s largest hammam spa
What To Know
- The hotel’s signature Faena Butlers service every guestroom
- The property is 100% smoke-free
- There’s a secret bar behind the registration desk at the Faena Theater, accessible to hotel guests only
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Built on the site of the ultra-lavish Saxony hote (a 1948 standard-setter that hosted luminaries like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe), the Faena draws on an inimitable combination of Latin grandeur—enterprising owner Alan Faena is from Argentina—and Miami cool. Every amenity is designed to dazzle, from the 22,000-square-foot spa whose indigenous treatment menu was conjured up by the proprietor’s very own shaman to the elaborate omakase dinners whipped up at Pao, helmed by Top Chef winner Paul Qui. If the upscale interiors like the lobby’s 30-foot-long red carpet, tropically themed floor-to-ceiling murals, and zebra-print couches seem larger than life, it’s because Hollywood director Baz Luhrmann served as the hotel’s creative consultant. Certain historic features, however, pay homage to the Saxony era, including terrazzo floors and Cathedral-style columns.
Art Deco touches—velvet drapes; brushed gold fixtures—co-exist with contemporary comforts—complimentary WiFi, goose-down bedding—in all 169 rooms, which harken back to Miami’s mid-century heyday. Bay View rooms are particularly therapeutic for their sunset vistas, while Ocean View suites are appointed with recessed master bedrooms and elegantly furnished balconies. For an especially indulgent stay, opt for the Skyline suite, which comes with a full-service kitchen, wet bar, and two king-size beds.
Meats and fish are seared tableside over binchotan charcoal at Pao, chef Paul Qui’s spin on Asian fusion. For a modern take on South American live-fire cooking, head to Los Fuegos, overseen by Argentinean grill-master Francis Mallman. Reservations are strictly required for seats at Saxony, the hotel’s tony black-and-silver cocktail bar.
About 10 blocks north of South Beach, the billion-dollar arts and culture quarter (still under construction) known as the Faena District is on its way to becoming Miami’s next ‘it’ zone. On the docket for the next few years: a shopping bazaar, a Rem Koolhaas-designed arts center, and a plethora of upscale dining options.
How to Get There
Was really expecting something amazing after all the publicity when opened a few years ago.
Foyer cold, impersonal and unfriendly.
The room was outstanding with excellent views.
The pool not suited for a 5 star hotel. Very few loungers so could not lie at the pool.
Eventually found one..... But no umbrella.
Restaurants expensive but were quite good.
I came with my mom to the Faena in Miami on a spontaneous trip (flight was cancelled) from snowstorm and we decided to stay a few nights in Miami and we didn’t want to leave how AMAZING it is! We’ve gone to Faena 3 times since including the one in Argentina and each trip has become even more memorable than the other. Andra in the Miami Resort could make me cry how incredible she’s treated my mom and I coming to faena! We were on the beach and she sent us the most delicious fruit bowl making it so personable and unforgettable! We love you Faena!!!
I stayed at faena this passed weekend. I would like to thank the beach staff for their hospitality! Their service is extravagant, from the amenities and the foot wash that they provide, they Are lead by example, the manager by the beach if I’m not mistaking his name is Jairo has a great structure. I also would like to thank “Chino” his service is intact! I will recommend Faena to Friends and Family.