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Faena Hotel + Universe

The Faena Hotel + Universe in Buenos Aires, Arentina.

Photo: Courtesy of Faena Hotel + Universe

445 Martha Salotti
Buenos Aires, Argentina
TEL: 54 11 4010-9000
TEL: (800) 223-6800

Fashion-impresario Alan Faena and design “bad boy” Philippe Starck have transformed an abandoned century-old grain depository into the 105-room Faena Hotel + Universe. The outside may be prosaic, but the inside is pure Starck. A curtain-draped hallway lures guests to various corners of the “Universe,” among them the Library Lounge, a clubby space outfitted with chesterfields and antique lamps, and El Cabaret, a late-night stop for local bands. Absent are reception and concierge desks. Instead, each guest is assigned three “experience managers” who are responsible for check-in, checkout, and fulfilling any wish.

Room to Book:

Avoid those on the first two floors—they’re the smallest and have limited views.

Insider Tip:

The tango show, Rojo Tango, is one of the city’s best.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Included
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 66

Number of Suites: 21

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 2004



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