The Faena Hotel, located at 3201 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, is owned by Faena Group, LLC. It was renamed from The Saxony Hotel in December 2015 after its re-grand opening. Originally built in 1948, it is credited as one of the first luxury resorts on Miami Beach. The building is part of The Faena Group’s six block waterfront renovation project. The Faena Group began restoration of the Faena Hotel in 2013. The Faena Hotel’s restoration project is headed by architect Rem Koolhaas and by OMA and Residences by Foster + Partners.
The Screening Room
The Screening Room occupies the fourth and fifth floors of The Faena Hotel. The floor separating the two was removed in order to open up the space. IAstage developed and installed a special blackout drape system for the space. The blackout draperies are from special Italian material selected by the owner. They are lined with satin blackout for superior sunlight blocking. The system uses a chain track system which can neatly pull the curtains into a storage cartridge when not in use, keeping the drapes out of sight. The system is unique in its IPad controlled interface which controls the blackout drape system in addition to other A/V systems in the room.
The downstairs Cabaret is an intimate space designed to convert easily from a night club to a performance area. This multifaceted space offers beautiful 1940s elegance with gold foil details in the architecture and a resplendent chandelier. IAstage provide three full stage orchestra lifts. These lifts convert from stage level to the audience level, allowing the space to convert from a stage performance space to a dance floor. In addition, IAstage provided multiple curtains and motorized rigging. The space was defined by Alec Stoll of Stages Consulting.