Trip Report: Faena Hotel Buenos Aires

Faena Buenos Aires

Faena Buenos Aires

If you are looking to be wowed by your hotel in Buenos Aires, then look no further than the Faena Hotel. This was the fourth and final hotel in my week long tour of Buenos Aires.

The hotel is located in the hot new neighborhood of Porto Madero, near great dining, parks, and the marina. The interior design was done by Philippe Starck and the hotel reflects his unmistakable modern playful touch.

Faena Hotel - Bed

I stayed for two nights in a Skyline View Room. The layout was unique with the bed on an angle in the middle of the room and the desk tucked behind the bed. The interior bathroom walls were made entirely of glass, with heavy red drapes available for those requiring a little privacy.

Faena Hotel - Desk

The hotel has a large gym facility, a small spa, and an outdoor pool. Of course, designed by Philippe Starck. My photo does not do it justice, and sadly it was not pool weather during my visit in June.

Faena Hotel - Pool

The Faena is also know for having one of my all-time favorite Virtuoso amenities – two complimentary tickets to their Rojo Tango show at El Cabaret. They do not allow anyone to take photographs during the performance, but I did sneak a quick picture of the menu. The show was every bit as melancholy and sexy as you would expect from a tango performance at the Faena.

Rojo Tango

The complimentary Virtuoso amenities for 2015 are as follows:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • for duration of stay
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • VIP Welcome Amenities
    • and a welcome drink
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
  • Two complimentary tickets for Rojo Tango
    • (approximately $220 USD per person, excludes dinner)

My three takeaways:

Fabulous:

The food at El mercado is great and the hotel vibe is young and fresh.

Faux Pas:

The coffee mugs at breakfast need to be replaced as the coffee becomes instantly cold due to their large size.

FYI:

Book your Rojo Tango tickets in advance of your stay to ensure availability.

 

Please get in touch via phone at 508-485-3061 or email with any questions about the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires, or if you are ready to book.

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Caminito

Caminito

I could not have been more thrilled when I received the invitation from Janine Cifelli Representation to spend four nights in Buenos Aires with Alvear Hotels, plus touring provided by Abercrombie & Kent.

Clients have been increasingly interested in the destination as an easy to get to location with virtually zero jet lag and a great currency conversion. Additionally, my love for Mexico has recently had me pining to explore even further south into Central and South America. I have an amazing two week trip to Peru on the books for this fall, so this opportunity was the perfect compliment to expand my Latin America expertise.

Floralis Generica

Of course, my first question was what should I do about the flights? In looking at pricing, routes, and premium cabin costs I decided to go with American. I don’t like to fly through New York (JFK) if I can avoid it, and although the Dreamliner was extremely enticing, Dallas (DFW) just seemed a little too far out of the way for a connection. My final choice was the new 777-200 Retrofit Business Class cabin roundtrip from Miami (MIA) to Buenos Aires (EZE).

AA 909

The flight was enjoyable and went quickly despite the nine hour flying time. For dinner I pre-reserved the Spinach Ravioli and selected ice cream as my desert.  I though the cabin was way too hot, especially for the thick duvets, but I managed to sleep for four or five hours.

Spinach Ravioli

During my seven night stay in Buenos Aires I stayed in four hotels which I will review in separate trip reports. The hotel names will link to the trip reports when complete.

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Alvear Palace Hotel

Alvear Art Hotel

Faena Hotel

I also visited the Park Hyatt and La Aguada.

Stay tuned for more insight into the fabulous city known as the Paris of South America!