NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW/ -- Virtuoso®, the international network of travel agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel,announces exclusive benefits at the newly opened Faena Hotel Miami Beach. The oceanfront hotel's guest rooms and suites were conceived by Alan Faena, and to make his vision come to life, he enlisted film director/producer Baz Luhrmann and Academy Award®-winning costume designer Catherine Martin to develop the narrative for what would become the essence of Faena Hotel Miami Beach.
Only guests who reserve their stay through a Virtuoso travel advisor receive:
- Each third night complimentary (cumulative)
- Room upgrade upon arrival
- Daily breakfast for two in restaurant
- $100 resort credit
- Early check-in and 4pm late checkout, based upon availability
- Welcome amenity
Faena Hotel Miami Beach joins an impressive roster of emerging hotels selected for Virtuoso's prestigious Preview program, where the network provides unparalleled support including networking opportunities, advisor training, and sales and marketing initiatives. As a Preview benefit, clients of Virtuoso travel advisors receive advantages unavailable elsewhere. Preview is part of Virtuoso's renowned Hotels & Resorts Program, which includes 1,100 of the world's finest properties in 100 countries.
Typifying South American hospitality, Faena Hotel Miami Beach offers 169 rooms and suites and sets a new benchmark for service. Each floor enjoys a dedicated signature Faena Butler that offers one point of contact for service throughout the guests' stay, enhancing the guest experience on every possible level. Most accommodations feature private balconies with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, or city skyline. The elegant Art Deco design recalls the glamour of 1950s Miami Beach in modern style with details including Ann Sacks tile bathrooms with separate walk-in shower and bespoke bedding with Italian linens.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach welcomes restaurants from Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann and James Beard Foundation Award winner Paul Qui. Mallmann's Los Fuegos offers a contemporary take on the traditional Argentine asado experience, featuring grilled and roasted meats prepared in a South American-style open-fire kitchen, fresh seafood and locally grown vegetables. Qui has opened Pao, the chef's first restaurant outside of Texas, which offers his renowned brand of modern Asian cuisine based on his diverse culinary background. Occupying an entire floor, the 22,000-square-foot Tierra Santa Healing House will be the first South American-inspired spa in the U.S. Its treatments merge ancient healing rituals and indigenous ingredients along with modern anti-aging technologies. The property also includes a 150-seat theater featuring live shows and performances.
The hotel debuted as the anchor of Faena District Miami Beach, a new neighborhood with art and culture at its core, which spans six blocks along Collins Avenue from the ocean to Indian Creek. Faena District Miami Beach will additionally include Faena Forum, a trailblazing new center for arts and culture designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA; exquisite residential towers; a beachside guesthouse; a retail complex; and marina. The visionary district will enhance Miami Beach's already rich arts offerings and spark a cultural renaissance in its heart.
"Faena Hotel Miami Beach will shine as a truly unique landmark in an exciting, dynamic hotel market," said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso's senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. "It will forge a distinctive path with its South American spirit, arts and culture focus, and warm hospitality. This is one of the year's most hotly anticipated openings among our advisors, and Virtuoso is delighted to reach a new level in our longstanding partnership with Faena."
To reserve a stay at Faena Hotel Miami Beach with a Virtuoso travel advisor, visit virtuoso.com.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 380 agency members with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in over 30 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $15.5 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit virtuoso.com.
Founded by Alan Faena, Faena Group is a pioneer in its field, specializing in the creation of one-of-a-kind holistic environments anchored in cultural experiences and socially responsible projects that integrate residences and hotels with art and cultural spaces. Faena Group is rooted in ideas and concepts that have the power to reshape and enhance our world. The projects it develops are platforms for personal expression and cultural interaction, destination landmarks that inspire original thinking.