Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
Martha Salotti 445, Puerto Madero, CABA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hotel General Manager
FAENA HOTEL BUENOS AIRES
History & Story
In days of old, weary travelers sought refuge in temples and castles that offered the food and shelter needed to restore their strength, as well as the leisure and good company to enjoy themselves before setting off again. In that same spirit of hospitality, Faena Hotel Buenos Aires offers its guests the opportunity to experience spaces of striking beauty, creativity and informal luxury that will enhance their energies before embarking on their journeys once again. Through the transformation of the El Porteño building —an enormous silo built in 1902 that fed post-war Europe— Faena Hotel Buenos Aires evokes the fascinating “Belle Époque” grandeur that brought greatness to Buenos Aires at the turn of last century. Every one of its suites and public spaces offers a unique experience involving the most outstanding talents in the world of gastronomy, entertainment, culture, beauty and well-being.
The Faena Hotel is ornamented with traditional Buenos Aires fileteado, whose stylized forms of flowers, ribbons, leaves and birds combine phrases and images of popular characters. The space was entirely restored by master craftsmen using a plethora of armchairs, winged unicorns, engraved glass, Baccarat crystal and thick, red velvet drapery. San Telmo—the oldest neighborhood in the city famous for its traditional architecture, antique shops and tango houses—adds a dose of fantasy and sensuality. With a truly original mystique, red (faith and value), white (the impeccable) and gold (glory) run through the lounges and restaurants of El Mercado and El Bistro; The Library Lounge, Poolbar, The Cellar and El Cabaret; the Faena Spa; the three Business Rooms, La Catedral, and La Boutique, and the events room, The Ballroom.
Faena District is a new neighborhood in the City of Buenos Aires, born of the idea that all urban experiences should stimulate and positively influence people’s quality of life. Nestled between two mirrored bodies of water, Faena District encourages people to find quality in all things and discover the beauty of each moment. As a new focal point in the city, Faena District is a place where people can experience a different lifestyle and nurture a new consciousness of the here and now.
With exquisitely designed details and broad, a bright space, each of the rooms in Faena Hotel Buenos Aires provides excellent services and the best technology to make our guests’ stay an unforgettable one. Luxury amenities include home theatres and LCD screens, free wireless Internet, and Egyptian cotton linens. Huge windows invite you to enjoy the magnificent views of the Ecological Reserve, the parks, Río de la Plata and the quaysides of Puerto Madero.
Restaurants & Bars
• El Mercado
Inspired by the old fairs of Europe and the legendary cantinas of Buenos Aires, El Mercado provides an environment steeped in history and character, where guests can bask in the heat from the clay oven and savour the most delicious traditional Argentine food prepared with fresh natural products and seasonal fruits.
• El Bistro Sur
A combination of the tenement houses known as conventillos and the working class neighborhoods known as arrabales —with just a touch of Belle Epoque— cocina criolla, or Argentine cuisine, is known for the diverse ingredients of our fertile lands.
Our Cocina del Sur del Mundo is ripe with this history and local culinary traditions. Diners will be treated to a feast of flavors, aromas and textures, with fruits of our Patagonia region prepared according to the ancestral cooking techniques used in classic dishes from the Andes.
• The Library Lounge & Pool Bar
Like a living room in one of Argentina’s big estancias, the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere of The Library Lounge invites you to enjoy a special moment at any time of the day, from a frugal breakfast or traditional afternoon tea to the bubbling social scene of the Buenos Aires night – where you can hear the greatest exponents of Porteño music every evening.
A ritual of sun and water is played out daily in this huge outdoor space, where the calm waters of the swimming pool live side by side with the Poolbar. Visitors can enjoy exotic drinks and appetizers at any time of the day. Guests can also enjoy special treatments and massages from the comfort of their lounge chairs. In the evenings, the Poolbar transforms into a meeting point where guests enjoy cocktails and the best in music from live DJs.
The true heart of Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, the Faena Spa is a serene oasis of spiritual and physical meditation and learning that offers a unique and caring series of treatments aiming to raise the spirit, calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. Comfortable, spacious and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the Fitness Center has been designed to encourage physical work in a warm and pleasant atmosphere. The Beauty Lounge is an intimate space that offers a complete menu of facial and body treatments for women and men. To offer the best standards of purity and the most advanced scientific technology applied to beauty, Faena Spa partnered with the world-renowned French company Biologique Recherche to create a range of personalized treatments that promote deep states of relaxation with incredible results.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• The Ballroom
Design, gastronomic excellence and state-of-the-art technology fuse together in this space for special events called The Ballroom; to create unforgettable corporate or private celebrations and meetings, tailor-made for every occasion.
• Business Rooms
Located on the first floor of Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, our three Business Rooms, each with a capacity for 15 people, are spaces ideal for corporate meetings, presentations or small events.
They are fully equipped with Wi-Fi and the latest in audio and video technology.