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By Elite Traveler | January 7 2020
Faena Hotel Miami Beach is decidedly eccentric and playful in its art and design — Damien Hirst’s 24K-gold woolly mammoth installation, Gone but Not Forgotten (2014), lives here, as do eight murals from artist Juan Gatti — but it also has whimsical restaurant concepts and even a shaman-developed healing spa. The hotel attracts your typical Miami crowd, but also welcomes families, and it boasts a glamorous ambience, best shown through the lavish, residential-style Penthouse Suite. Designed by film director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby), the bi-level, five-bedroom penthouse has a full kitchen, multiple living areas and dining spaces, all decorated in bright hues, with a red-painted bedroom, cheetah-print pillows and gold accents. The space is accented with unique artwork, eccentric prints and plenty of over-the-top accents.