As soon as you walk into the long hallway with a red rug and black horsehair bench, you know you’ve entered Faena Hotel Buenos Aires’s fantastical world. From the Library Lounge, with its tufted leather sofas and crystal candelabras to the white-and-red Bistro Sur, with unicorn heads adorning the walls, the hotel’s restaurants and bars take theatrical design to new heights.Spectacular, contemporary and stylish, the Faena Hotel Buenos Aires is extraordinary. The utilitarian façade of the seven-story brick building, a turn-of-the-20th-century grain warehouse, belies the imaginative interiors created by Philippe Starck. Flourishes include unicorn heads on the walls, velvet curtains, crimson-upholstered chairs and crystal chandeliers.There is no reception desk; new arrivals are greeted by an “experience manager” who serves as a personal concierge throughout their stay.The rooms, many with city and Río de la Plata views, have lapacho-wood floors and arabasceto marble bathrooms. The outdoor pool is one of BA’s prime see-and-beseen spots.A sexy vibe imbues the sultry Library Lounge and El Cabaret, which host nightly tango performances.

DINING

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Bursting with flavor and flowing with Argentina’s famous red wines, Faena Hotel Buenos Aires is an epicurean destination ranging from an authentic estancia-style asado barbecue in El Mercado to Bistro Sur’s haute cuisine. A staple in the Buenos Aires social scene, craft cocktails and bottles of Malbec are sipped nightly at the exclusive Library Lounge and Poolbar. Sizzling with seduction, El Cabaret is home to the world’s most riveting tango show—Rojo Tango.

WELLNESS & SPA

The Spa Faena unveils its new array of services, where spaces are integrally designed to promote states of vitality, relaxation and harmony. In an outstanding ambience, it offers a wide variety of spa days, special treatments with local products, Pranic Healing, seminars, bath menus and spiritual & physical programs. In its tireless pursuit of perfection, the Spa Faena Hotel + Universe has joined with Biologique Recherche to provide therapies combining the highest standards of purity and cutting-edge science as applied to beauty care to bring the guests the superlative in service and quality.

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