RFR Holding / RFR Hotels / Anda Andrei Design / Space Copenhagen / Beyer Blinder Belle

Each of the 169 guestrooms and suites feature private balconies with views of the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay or the city skyline. In addition to meticulously designed accommodations, the hotel features extraordinary restaurants from award-winning chefs, a 150-seat cabaret style theatre with nightly live performances and the expansive Tierra Santa

Healing House spa. Speaking of the project, judges commented that Faena “moves us away from the cliché of the word resort. It exemplifies this idea of a fantastical playground that allows a variety of experiences throughout the guest journey.

“The hotel does a good job of balancing the experience and expectations of a resort with its urban role in the resort city of Miami Beach. It can be all inclusive but open, public and ultimately very civic. Packed with fantastical and immersive experiences, this is a high-keyed celebration of Miami’s rich resort history.”