Make sure to visit the adjacent Faena Forum, a Mr Rem Koolhaas/OMA-designed space for creative collaborations and the arts.
Right now, the place to be on Miami Beach is Messrs Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik’s Faena hotel. This 169-room edifice is just down from Soho House, occupying a prime bit of real estate. The cathedral-like entrance hall is painted with frescos by Argentinian artist Mr Juan Gatti and a gilded 24-carat mammoth skeleton by Mr Damian Hirst sits encased in a 9ft-high, hurricane-proof glass box by the pool. As for the interior design as a whole, Mr Faena enlisted the advice of director Mr Baz Luhrmann and Oscar-winning costume designer Ms Catherine Martin to help realise his vision. Book a seat – yes, you’ll need a reservation – at one of the hotel’s three bars, order a daiquiri and bask in the theatrical glory of it all.