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.
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It was mostly a good stay. I would recommend it. I had an issue but rather not post on here but it is a nice property and good location. There are good restaurants and bars. The spa is really nice with multiple options.
My friends and I always like getting together at the Faena Hotel as part of our group lives in NYC, and the other part are Florida residents. This is a hidden jewel of a hotel! The concierge service is top notch, and Pao (the restaurant on site) is simply OUTSTANDING!
My company hosted a large event at the Faena with 40 customers in attendance as guests of our event. The rooms, amenities and service were outstanding and made mention by each of our guests. Our event went off without a hitch thanks to the excellent coordination of Barbie from the Event Management Team at the Faena. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. When I return to Miami, whether it be for business or pleasure, I will make sure to stay here.
Beautiful property and excellent team/service! The theater is amazing for larger group meetings and presentations. The hotel facilities and amenities were perfect for our group of 70 people. Will definitely plan to go back for future meetings. Ask for Barbie as your event manager - she is excellent!
I hosted a 3 day trip here for my company for about 50 couples. We’ve done this trip each year for the last 7 years in a variety of hotels in Southeast Florida. This property was by far the best we’ve stayed in. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we extended our stay for 2 more nights.
It is a boutique hotel with a unique South American feel. Great pool and really nice beach facilities. The restaurants are wonderful but what really stands out is the service. We received outstanding service from 2 of the butlers - Sebastian and Roger. They both bent over backwards to insure we had what we needed from restaurant reservations to spa appointments. And a manager in the restaurant (David) went way out of his way to help me find a cigar to enjoy after dinner Saturday night.
I can’t wait to go back or even take a trip to their original hotel in Buenos Aires.