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Faena Hotel and Universe

Elegant luxury and uber-chic design

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Faena Hotel and Universe - Interior
Faena Hotel and Universe - Interior

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Wholly designed by the French designer, Philippe Starck, to enter the “Universe” of the Faena Hotel and Universe is a fairly magical experience of unicorn heads and dimly lit tango dens. The rooms, again, are amazingly designed with whites and luxurious reds everywhere. Definitely for those looking to be involved in the hip and trendy of the capital, it does come at a fairly high price, however!

Located over in the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires, the Faena Hotel looks back to the city itself. Once a storage warehouse, the shell and interior of the building are to be seen to be believed and remind of the constructions of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the British architect responsible for the Tate modern and the Battersea power station, with an industrial and clean feel.

The whole concept and design for the Faena is one of luxuriousness and they have not spared any expense. As you walk into the stunning entrance hall you are greeted by a long corridor of red, black and dark wood. This attention to the design detail is present throughout the building and the rooms, and is a joy to behold. Each of the three restaurants is rated in the top ten in the city, and the bar is, again, one of the most popular throughout the week. With facilities such as a stunning open air pool and bar, and a full gym, spa and sauna area the Faena has thought of pretty much everything.

With the facilities being so popular, however, it is worth noting that you will need to book the restaurants in advance with your “Faena experience” guide who is appointed to you on arrival. Similarly, the tango show is arguably the best in the city and, as such, does get booked up well in advance.

Superb styling throughout, great restaurants and bar, professional staff, great facilities

Price, design is not for everyone

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