Faena District To Debut In November 2015 With The Opening Of Faena Hotel Miami Beach
The opening of Faena Hotel Miami Beach will be the inauguration of a cultural district, where art permeates every aspect.
Alan Faena will debut Faena Hotel Miami Beach in November 2015, marking the first opening in the Faena District Miami Beach, a new neighborhood with art and culture at its core. Situated on a majestic strip of beach in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena District stretches north from 32nd Street to 36th Street—between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek—and will open in phases over the next three years. It will feature one-of-a-kind cultural, residential, hotel, retail, restaurant, and public environments that have been conceived as dynamic expressions of art, design, nature, technology and service.
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin will work with Alan to impart their distinctive aesthetic on the design of all the hotel's interiors and public spaces. Inspired by the great opera houses of the world, the 3,000 square foot Theater at Faena Hotel Miami Beach will present live cabaret shows for guests and the public alike. The property's 22,000 square foot Tierra Santa Spa will bring to Miami the first South American-inspired spa, while the hotel's fire kitchen, Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann, will be the celebrated chef's only restaurant in the United States, offering an authentic South American dining experience, complete with asados (outdoor barbecues). The fire-inspired cuisine by Mallmann will be one of the hotel's collection of unique restaurants and bars utilizing locally grown produce while featuring menus that celebrate Latin and South American culture. Faena has additionally collaborated with Chef Paul Qui, who will debut Pao, his first restaurant outside of Texas, and Chef. Gabriel Ask, who will serve as Executive Chef for Faena Hotel Miami Beach, overseeing all Food & Beverage as well as room service.
Faena District will include Faena Forum, a groundbreaking new institution dedicated to the development of cultural programming that transcends disciplines and encourages collaborations across artistic, intellectual, and geographic boundaries. Designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA, the 50,000 square-foot building will debut in April 2016, and features a series of large flexible spaces for site-specific projects, installations, performances, and events. Overseen by Ximena Caminos, Executive Director of Faena Forum and Chair of Faena Art, Faena Forum will serve as a public venue for the exploration of ideas and issues by professionals, practitioners and thinkers from a range of fields, including the arts, sciences, technology, politics and urbanism, to foster transdisciplinary research and discovery.
Faena District will also include Faena House, an extraordinary, 18-story luxury condominium designed by Foster + Partners and situated on the widest stretch of white sand in all of Miami Beach. Faena House is sold out and closings began September 2015.
Faena Versailles Classic comprises 22 exclusive residences in the historic, and deco Versailles tower (formerly Hotel Versailles), designed by William Sofield. A newly constructed tower, Faena Versailles Contemporary designed by Brandon Haw is located immediately adjacent. Faena House and Faena Versailles residents will enjoy privileged access to all hotel services provided by Faena Hotel Miami Beach, as well as all cultural offerings of the district.
Faena District, spanning between 32nd Street and 36th Street, will change the landscape of Miami and spark an artistic and cultural renaissance in the heart of Miami Beach. In addition to Faena Hotel and Faena Forum, the district will feature exquisite residences designed by Foster + Partners, Brandon Haw and William Sofield, as well as a marina, state-of-the-art parking area and retail complex designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA. The district will be framed by the lush landscaping of Raymond Jungles.
With the debut of Faena District Miami Beach, Faena remains true to the mission of creating inspiring cultural communities of world-class hotels, residences, exhibition spaces, retail, restaurants and entertainment. Faena balances art, architecture, nature and technology—all elements uniting to generate neighborhoods that redefine how we live.
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