Accommodation rating: Luxury
The most distinctive of Buenos Aires' luxury hotels, the Faena Hotel and Universe is the result of a partnership between the Argentine fashion designer and entrepreneur Alan Faena, and designer Philippe Starck and is located in a restored grain warehouse, in Puerto Madero, the regenerated and fashionable docklands area. The rooms combine an opulent imperial style with modern extravagance. Eighteen carat gold leaf swan chairs, deep red velvet curtains, dark lapacho wood and light paloma sandstone make rooms elegant, comfortable, luxurious and practical. Each guest is assigned an 'Experience Manager' at check-in who will assist and organise everything from restaurant recommendations and reservations to room service and housekeeping. The 'Universe' comprises of two restaurants, an elegant living room, a cabaret, an academy (offering classes from tango to cookery), a hammam, gym, spa, and a superb outdoor pool and terrace.
Please call 020 7808 6783 for more information or to make a booking.