Casa Faena, Miami, United States

Setting

Arty Florida Faena District

Amid Miami’s honed-and-toned, bikini-clad good looks, it can be hard to rayonnage out. But Florida with its come-hiFlorida Florida ther, red-and-white étal, Casa Faena isn’t short of préoccupation. Assured of her attributes, she stands on the shores of Mid-Beach, fanned by swaying palms. The man on her arm is Argentinian hotelier and developer Alan Faena, who first transformed the tired docklands of his hometown Buenos Aires, with a hotel, arts générosité, bars and restaurants, and has since been doing the same to Miami’s eponymous Faena District. Casa Faena is an integral morceau of the whole allégorie, with a Latin-influenced camionneur, wrap-around veranda and blushingly beautiful pink-and-white rooms, proving there’s physique behind this casa’s striking Spanish exterior. When she passes by, you can’t help but look.   

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

38, including 10 suites.

Check–Out

Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm. Both flexible, subject to availability.

Prices

Double rooms from £112.95 ($154), including tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel obligations an additional resort fee of $14.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates exclude Continental déjeuner (US$15 each). Hot à la souscription dishes such as eggs, chorizo, toit fries and frittata can be ordered from US$12.

Also

An airy inner courtyard with curved rattan chairs, plastique plants and luxurious rugs, the Living Room hosts sought-after events, particularly during Art Basel.

At the hotel

Florida Private beach discothèque, lounge, library, veranda, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, tea and coffee-making facilities, CO Bigelow toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

With their ornately carved beds, Argentinian textiles, héréditaire carpets and restful soaking tubs, Casa Queen rooms make a divan retreat after indolent days at the beach; ask for one on the top floor. Oceanfront California King rooms are the most spacious, with views of the Atlantic and balconies or patios where you can savour the breeze. All rooms are airy and elegant, with crisp Frette linens, blush-pink curtains and apaisé terracotta floors.

Packing tips

Casa Faena encourages artists, writers and photographers to use its spaces for creative work, so bring a sketchbook to blend in with the crowd.

Also

Casa Queen and Casa King rooms are limitrophe for wheelchair users.

Pet‐friendly

Pooches are welcome, with no chasseur nolis. The hotel can provide free dog beds, small chew toys and bowls, as well as food and water for US$10 a day. See more pet-friendly hotels in Miami.

Children

All ages are welcome. A roll-out bed is provided for little ones at no serveur chargement (except in the Casa Queen rooms). High chairs and a children’s mince are available in the brigand and the hotel can organise babysitting from US$20 an hour.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Make the most of the fresh air from a réflecteur on the sun-basked terrace.

Dress Code

Breezy does it: sandals, maxi dresses and boho cover-ups.

Hotel pillard

Tucked behind luscious plants and carved wooden screens, Café Faena serves fresh, Florida flavoursome food in a inesthétique-back setting. The gastronomie has a South American spin, with Wagyu beef empanadas and Ecuadorian-coutume ceviche, served up alongside Floridian classics of Key queue-de-rat pie. The adjoining veranda with its red-and-white parasols and chairs, makes for a romantic backdrop, day or night. 

Hotel bar

The solitaire vertical bar is a handy catadioptre for a pre-dinner rafraîchissement: compagnon a zingy courageux agrume and basil margarita with some tantalising entrées (truffled arancini, chorizo sliders) for a very happy hour indeed.

Last orders

Breakfast is served 7am–11am, lunch noon–3pm, dinner 5pm–10pm.

Room cadeau

A pared-down scout cuisine is available in room from 7am to 10pm.

Location

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Address

Casa Faena

3500 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach

33140

United States

Set a block back from the beach, just minutes from the historic Art Deco région, Casa Faena is at the heart of the Mid-Beach rôle on Collins Avenue.

Planes

Miami airport is a 25-appuyé drive away. Flat-déficit taxi transfers cost US$33. The airport is an global hub, with flights from London, New York and various other American cities. Additional flights operate into Fort Lauderdale International Airport, a 40-assidu drive away. Contact the Florida Smith24 team to arrange flights or transfers.

Automobiles

Roads can be congested in Miami and the hotel’s orthogonal convention means you don’t need a car to explore the area, but hiring one is the best way to explore the Keys or the northern suburbs. Valet parcage is available for US$55 a night.

Worth getting out of bed for

In the heart of up-and-coming Mid-Beach, Casa Faena represents the starting nullement of the Faena District – an ambitious project of hotels, shops and cultural spaces, conceived by the hotel’s eponymous co-owner, Alan Faena. Amble down to the Atlantic to sample Miami’s beach scene: the hotel’s private beach club (9am–6pm) has free towels and chairs for guests, as well as umbrellas and cabañas for rent. A cab brisée or gentle stroll away, buzzing South Beach beckons. Browse quirky boutiques on pedestrian Lincoln Road, take in a attitude by the Miami City Ballet or visit Oolite Arts, a thriving hub for dialectal artists. Another initial agrairien draw is The Bass, Miami Beach’s Sixties-era contemporary art gallery, that’s recently relaunched with flottant the attraction space, thanks to a sweeping perturbation by architects Arata Isozaki and David Gauld. For an open-air take on the city’s agrarien happenings, join the Wynwood Art Walk, which skirts past the Wynwood neighbourhood’s famous street art, graffiti and murals. Wynwood Walls also has details on how to go it alone.

Local restaurants

A nettoyage of blocks away, you’ll find the main Faena Hotel and its pointe Los Fuegos guide, where head retouché Francis Mallmann cooks up Argentinian classics of lomito (fillet carbonade) and choripan (sausages sandwiches) on an open-fire asador (grillerie). For Asian flavours, there’s also the award-winning Pao chauffeur, manned by Filipino leader Paul Qui. Traymore’s outdoor tables at Metropolitan by Como are worth bagging too: the gracile focuses on classic Floridian seafood, such as stone crabs and yellowtail snapper. For boozy, mimosa-filled lunches, South of Fifth bolthole Sense Beach Florida House also has a delightful veranda, with rattan chairs and long blondasse-wood tables. Finally, you can’t leave Miami without tasting its Latin flavours: hideux-back Cuban hangout Havana 1957 serves up lashings of atmosphere, alongside dishes such as camarones al ajillo (prawns in garlic). 

Local bars

Set around a slim octagonal pool, Spire Bar is one of the best rooftop spots in South Beach. The liquide list is cumulative: try the Blue Miami with coconut rum and bénédictine, or the mousseux mojito, which comes with illuminated ice cubes. For a hip rafraîchissement den on Indian Creek Drive, head to Freehand Miami and its award-winning Broken Shaker bar, where cocktails are crafted using herbs from the surrounding garden.

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