Set in the Faena Art District, this property is a flamboyant oceanfront Mid-Beach hotel. Distinctive public areas include the dramatic “Cathedral” lobby supported by massive gold-leafed columns and lined with tropical murals by Argentine painter Juan Gatti, and a garden courtyard complete with a Damien Hirst sculpture of a 9-foot gilded woolly mammoth skeleton. All 179 accommodations feature Carrara-marble baths, art deco accents, plush window seats or furnished balconies, handcrafted working desks and butler service. We recommend requesting an ocean-facing room with a terrace. Restaurants include Pao for modern Asian cuisine and Los Fuegos, a South American space overseen by chef Francis Mallmann. Amenities encompass a lovely pool with attentive service, a private area of the beach, a lavish 22,000-square-foot full-service spa with a gym, a glamorous cocktail bar that features live late-night performances Thursday-Saturday and the Faena Theater, a glitzy cabaret.
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Lowest Rate: Bay View Room, $500; Editor’s Choice: Premier Oceanfront Junior Suite, $730.
Butler service; Complimentary beach and pool equipment; Access to fitness center at Tierra Santa Healing House; Daily newspaper; Wi-Fi
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.
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