Design Sanctuary at Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Friday 24th June, 2016
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Shaman-inspired treatments and natural ingredients from the Amazon feature at the first South American-inspired spa to open in the Cultural design district. Tierra Santa Healing House – a 22,000 sq ft spa, which forms a unique South American-inspired sanctuary for health and wellbeing at Faena Hotel Miami Beach.

The design and conception of the spa was inspired by Faena’s own beach house in Punta del Este on the Uruguayan Coast and is the first in the U.S. to channel the primal beauty and energy of South America within its treatment offering and interior design. Design is at the fore with collaboration from Academy-award-winning Catherine Martin. The interior space has been designed with nature in mind, with bright and playful floral murals painted by artist Juan Gatti, and paper art installations by Manuel Ameztoy. The eleven multi-functional treatment rooms offer outdoor terraces and spectacular views of Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, while 2 advanced beauty and healing rooms will offer a full range of experiences including beauty treatments by Biologique Recherché.

Faena has brought together the world’s leading experts in medical care, nutrition, fitness and beauty to create a personalised and holistic treatment programme, which melds ancient South American healing rituals with the latest in preventative health technology. Unique healing treatments include ‘Sacred Warrior’, which uses warmed herbal poultices and lapis lazuli from Chile to release tension and the immersive ‘Palo Santo & Sound Bowls” therapy inspired by the Palo Santo wood used in purification ceremonies and seven sound bowls selected by the resident Shaman to restore the natural frequencies of the mind and body. Tierra Santa’s own product line is inspired by South American healing traditions, including Sacred Body Oils using a blend of therapeutic and potent natural essential oils designed for the mind, body and spirit. Ingredients are ethically sourced from South America such as Amazonian White Clay, muds from the rainforest and maca.

A pioneering preventative medicine programme includes treatment of the digestive system, led by a team of expert nutritionists and a thorough assessment of the individual through advanced blood work, stress and cardio assessment. For locals, a yearly membership offers access to Dr. Juan Riviera’s renowned concierge service, which includes advanced labs, echocardiogram, stress testing, studies to look at occult arterial plaque, circulation studies, screening for arterial aneurysm, EKG, endothelial function testing, fatty liver screenings and a complete physical examination. Tierra Santa will also feature a state-of-the-art Fitness Studio, with Technogym equipment, as well as a 1,000 sq ft Yoga Studio offering different schools of yoga, led by a number of local and international teachers, as well as daily fitness classes outdoors on Faena Hotel’s grounds and beach club. A Salon will offer a range of beauty services, including manicures, pedicures and makeup, with the famed Rossano Ferretti Salon offering in-house hair consultation. A curated Boutique offers unique finds from South America as well as signature Tierra Santa lotions and oils, clothing and gifts.

Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik opened Faena Hotel Miami Beach in November 2015, marking the first phase of openings in the Faena District Miami Beach, a new neighbourhood with art and culture at its core. Located on the oceanfront, between 32nd Street and Collins Avenue, Faena Hotel Miami Beach typifies South American hospitality and sets a new benchmark for service. Formerly the historic Saxony Hotel, the hotel comprises 169 guest rooms and suites and 13 penthouses designed by Alan Faena alongside cinematic visionaires and collobarators Baz Luhrmann and Academy Award® winning Catherine Martin, who designed the Healing House. The Los Fuegos restaurant by Francis Mallmann offers a contemporary take on the traditional Argentine asado, and Pao by Paul Qui, is a restaurant offering Qui’s renowned brand of modern Asian cuisine. Finally, the Saxony Theater (sic) is a two level theatre and performance space offering Broadway-style nightly live shows.

3201 Collins Avenue, Faena District Miami Beach, FL 33140

About Faena District

Faena District is the second only such official designation in Miami’s history – where art permeates every aspect, launched with the Faena Hotel Miami Beach in November 2015; Faena Forum – a ground breaking new art and cultural institution by Rem Koolhaas. Faena House – a Foster + Partners 18 storey condominium. Faena Mar – two residential condominium towers designed by Brandon Haw and William Sofield. Casa Claridge's – a beachside guest house built like a home not a hotel. Faena Bazaar – a unique retail experience also designed by Rem Koolhaas.

About the Faena concept

Founded by Alan Faena, Faena is a pioneer in its field, specialising in the creation of one-of-a-kind holistic environments anchored in cultural experiences and socially responsible projects, which integrate residences and hotels with art and cultural spaces. "Faena is rooted in ideas and concepts that have the power to reshape and enhance our world. The projects it creates are platforms for personal expression, cultural interaction, and original thinking—destination landmarks encompassing new buildings, revitalized historic properties, and dramatic natural settings, which Faena develops collaboratively with teams of leading architects, designers, and artists".

Alan Faena is a revolutionary at heart and one of the most visionary leaders in South America. A modern impresario, Faena has made an indelible mark across a range of industries including hospitality, fashion, art, real estate and urbanism. Since 2000, Alan Faena has collaborated with Len Blavatnik, an American citizen, businessman and philanthropist with global interests in natural resources, media, entertainment, telecommunications and real estate; together they have transformed an abandoned stretch of property, the docklands of Puerto Madero, into one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in Buenos Aires. In 2004, Faena created Faena Hotel Buenos Aires and since opening its doors, the urban resort has completely redefined the experience of travel by merging the elements of art, culture, entertainment, sustainable architecture and cutting edge technology. Faena’s success in Argentina has consolidated the company’s expertise in urban development.