Faena Hotel & Universe
by: Victoria Lampley
We travelled to Buenos Aires for Argentine boxer Sergio Martinez's homecoming fight, at a soccer stadium filled to capacity with raucous, flag waving fans.
Myself and my boyfriend, Michael Berens!
The Calatravas Sundial Bridge leading to Faena Arts District.
Enjoy the awesome vibe throughout the day.. and the cucumber mint drink is delicious...ORDER IT!
Our Room! Never. Want. To. Leave.
Prime place for an Empanada or two and a glass of Malbec rose…yum.
This sauna is unrivaled! Spend time there...a lot of time.
Sunglasses mandatory, to enable prime people watching.
El Bistro. Feels like a set of from a Kubrick or Guillermo del Toro fantasy film. A breathtaking and unforgettable restaurant.
The Presidential Palace. A touristy must. Beautiful building.
The Main Hall. They call it "The Cathedral"…you can see why.
Highs + Lows
With two great restaurants, sophisticated bar, world-class spa (I recommend the Jetlag Package!), full gym, beautiful pool and a tango cabaret, there’s almost no reason to leave the hotel; but don’t forget you’re in an incredible city – get out there and explore Buenos Aires!
Every room has it’s own unique style. Gold-clawed imperial furniture, leather sofas and hunting trophies in the Library Lounge are played against the white silk curtains and unicorn heads that adorn the walls of the El Bistro restaurant.
Beds are super soft and comfortable, bathroom is spacious and well appointed and the bathtub is so big it could be mistaken for a swimming pool.
It's more than just a hotel, they are nearing completion of a Norman Foster designed Faena Arts Center and have completely revitalized the Puerto Madero barrio around the hotel and the Faena Arts District.
Argentine service can be a little slow for those accustomed to the fast life, but you’re on vacation -- so relax, grab a glass and chill out by the pool.
The Faena Hotel is in Puerto Madero, a new up and coming neighborhood, but it is still a little sleepy in the evenings. The taxi ride to most nightlife hotspots is about twenty minutes, but don’t worry -- taxis are plentiful in Buenos Aires.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
The hotel is a restored brick grainery that melds Belle Époque luxury with modern fairytale.
In the Faena Art District away from the noise and bustle of central Buenos Aires.
Eclectic, worldly mix spanning Serge Gainsbourg, Ethiopiques, Ella Fitzgerald to Augustus Pablo and everything in between.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Philippe Starck and it shows.
Yes. The pool, gym and spa are all well worth visiting and experiencing. Beyond beautiful.
Yes. El Bistro for avant garde high dining and El Mercado for more rustic fare.
Kid friendly though they may cramp your style…
Expensive but oh-so-worth-it.
In the Area
Martha Salotti 445, Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
an ethereal, magical dinner. the salmon cancato app is the best thing i've eaten in years.
Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
stop by this lush and beautiful reserve on your stroll to the Faena art center, don't miss the recoleta cemetery either!
Ferona Social Club
Humboldt 1445, C1414 Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
…if you can get in, it has an exclusive members club approach, but a cool and attractive locals scene once you enter.
Faena Hotel & Universe
Faena Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
Hotel Location: Martha Salotti 445, Puerto Madero Buenos Aires