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Best Places to Stay in Miami

Faena: Miami's Go-To of Luxury
October 30, 2019
By , Associate Editor

The property: Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Who: Katie Holmes, Serena Williams, and couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen – all have spent vacations at Faena, in the city of glorious weather, sandy beaches, and clubs and bars. At any age, you’re never too old for a Miami night out.

Why: This is your beachside-meets-elegant European type of hotel, except you find yourself in Miami. If there’s a category for beautiful, chic people, Faena wins it in Miami.  It’s a fairly large-scale hotel, with 180 guest rooms designed and curated by award-winning production designer Catherine Martin. The art is a major focus on the hotel; just about every celebrity has taken a photo in front of Hirst’s “Gone But Not Forgotten” woolly mammoth sculpture in the garden.

As expected from a hotel this chic, they have a 22,000-square-foot spa, yoga and meditation classes, and three gourmet restaurants. Los Fuegos features the art of open-fire cooking by Francis Mallman, Pao explores Filipino-inspired cuisine by Paul Qui, and the tropical Veranda is worth dining at for the ocean views alone. Nighttime is a chilled-out scene with live music in The Living Room, for when you’re not out clubbing all evening.