The Faena Hotel+Universe in Buenos Aires
A Taste of the Equisite
Award Winning Design
“Five Diamonds” The America Academy of Hospitality Sciences, 2007
“Best Ambience and Design” Conde Naste Traveler UKs Gold List, 2006
“Amongst the 10 most dramatic Designs in the world” Vogue, Japan, 2006
“Best New Hotel” Wallpaper* Design Awards, 2006
“Amongst the Best New Hotels in the World” Travel + Leisure, 2006
“Amongst the Coolest New Hotels in the World” Conde Naste Traveller (UK) 2006
“Amongst the Top New Hotels in the World” Conde Naste Traveller (USA) 2006
“Best Project” Siemens En Award, 2004
“Decadent, belle epoque aesthetic with modern elegance” Conde Nast Traveller
‘One of the coolest hotels I’ve ever been to in my life’, Owen Wilson said on checking out of El Faena Hotel and Universe. This hotel stands as a paradigm of design supremacy and unrivaled efficiency. Take the ‘Experience Managers’ assigned to each guest that check in to this design hotel. They form a personal concierge (usually of the uncommonly attractive variety) to pander to their every need, from restaurant reservations to city tours and theatre tickets. The library lounge, kitted out with imperial-style furniture, red silk curtains and hunting paraphernalia, draws in young hipsters from all over town who drop by for some sublimely-mixed cocktails or one of the design hotel’s highly exclusive pool parties.
So, what about this ‘Universe’ bit? Faena is much more than a hotel. It is a hotel with a cultureal centre in it. The Faena Hotel+Universe goes beyond the typical facilities of a gym, spa, business center, outdoor bar and pool of most five-star design hotels,.El Faena Hotel and Universe goes above and beyond with the inclusion of a rooftop farmers market, cooking classes, a beauty corner, a hammam, a library bar, three restaurants, shopping boutiques and a red velvet cabaret and theatre. The library bar is a place where jazz musicians play. It also a place where painters, sculptors and performance artsists play exhibit. High profile awards have been flooding in since opening in 2004 with critics clearly convinced by the design hotel’s promise to transform ‘dreams into reality’.
The 83 guest rooms fuse imperial style with contemporary extravagance, using dark lapacho wood and sandstone flooring. Marble, gilt, crystal chandeliers, etched glass and modern Rococo-style furnishings, including 18-carat gold swan chairs, are in abundance. Each room has a large TV, DVD and CD player. Pampering is easy in the vast glass-walled bathrooms, which can be enclosed by red velvet drapes. Each has a massive bath with claw feet and separate cubicles for shower, lavatory and bidet.
The hotel boasts high style coupled with low prices. Apart from the room rate, minibar and laundry, which are charged in US dollars, everything else is charged in pesos making is as cheap as chips.
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