Faena Group is currently developing the Faena Art District, a 300,000-square-meter construction space that began with the reconstruction of the El Porteño Building, a century-old structure, and the creation of the Faena Hotel+Universe. With the construction of two adjoining residential buildings, La Porteña Residences and La Porteña Residences II, the El Aleph residential project, and the transformation of the landmark Los Molinos Building, the Faena Art District is creating an urban space both creative and sophisticated. Other Faena properties in development in Latin America include the Bariloche, a 47-hectare waterfront property in Patagonia, and Jose Ignacio beach resort in Uruguay.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Faena Hotel Miami Beach is set on a gorgeous stretch of beach on Collins Avenue in the heart of the Faena District. Each of the hotel’s 169 rooms/suites and 13 penthouse residences recalls the glamour of the 1950s with stunning Art Deco appeal. The hotel’s two exquisite restaurants are Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman (offering a contemporary Argentine cuisine) and Pao (showcasing modern Asian flavors). The hotel is home to the 3,000 square-foot Faena Theater featuring world-class shows and Tierra Santa Healing House, a one-of-a-kind South American inspired spa dedicated to the art of well-being. The hotel has remarkable works by artists Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Alberto Garutti, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Manuel Ameztoy, and Juan Gatti.
In 2019, Access acquired the Ford Factory building located in the transformative Arts District of Los Angeles. The 257,000 sf former Ford assembly factory and sales room now houses the west coast headquarters of Warner Music Group. With neighbors such as Bestia, Soho House, Hauser & Wirth and Sci-Arc, the fully-renovated property is the centerpiece of a district undergoing a cultural renaissance as one of Los Angeles’ premier live, work and play neighborhoods.
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat
In 2006 Access acquired the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, the premier hotel property on the Côte d’Azur. Thereafter, the hotel was refashioned by Pierre Yves Rochon.
Sited on 17 acres of landscaped gardens with panoramic views of the Mediterranean, the hotel features 73 guestrooms across the original Palace and the New Residence. The offered rooms are a combination of garden, seaside and pool suites, as well the private villa, Villa Rose Pierre. Guests and locals can also use the award-winning spa, enjoy gourmet and casual dining (including its Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cap with Executive chef, Didier Anies,), and one of the most beautiful pools in the world. The original Rotunda, with its magnificent bay windows and views of the sea over the pines, was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel in 1909. In connection with its 100th anniversary in 2009 and since, numerous expansion and renovation projects have celebrated the hotel’s rich past while inaugurating a new era of luxury for guests.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has managed the hotel since May 2015.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Grand Peaks is a fully integrated organization combining innovative development with real estate financing and property management. Grand Peaks owns and manages communities in Colorado, Florida, Oregon, and Texas, ranging from Section 42 tax credit properties to class A trophy communities. The company also owns land for development in Texas, Colorado, and Washington. Grand Peaks specializes in all aspects of multifamily management from luxury to tax credit communities. Specific management plans, tailored to each community, include renovations and other strategies for creating incremental appreciation in value.
Sinceri Senior Living
Access Industries has made a strategic investment in Sinceri Senior Living (formerly JEA Senior Living), as part of its strategy to expand ownership and management of senior housing nationwide. Sinceri has overseen the development and operation of independent living communities, assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities and Alzheimer’s special care centers since the early 1970s. The partnership between Access Industries and Sinceri is designed to acquire and develop additional communities in select markets in the United States, creating a sustainable infrastructure and providing a secure, comfortable, and productive lifestyle for residents.
The Ocean Club
Access acquired The Ocean Club on Paradise Island in The Bahamas in 2014. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, manages the property. Access also acquired additional beachfront property contiguous to the club for potential, future development.
The 107 room Ocean Club sits on a prime 36-acre beachfront site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and provides travelers the ultimate luxury experience in the Caribbean. Accommodations range from spacious guest rooms to private beachfront villas. The Ocean Club recently underwent a major renovation of the Hartford Wing and a new ocean front infinity pool and dining venue was added. Amenities at the resort include Jean-Georges Vongertichten’s Dune Restaurant and Ocean Pool among three dining options, three outdoor pools, and the award-winning spa, fitness center, tennis courts and meeting and outdoor event venues.
Sunset Tower Hotel
In May 2017, Access partnered with developer Jeff Klein to buy a majority and controlling stake in Sunset Tower, the 81-room Art Deco hotel located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. The hotel features two restaurants, a pool with sweeping views of Los Angeles, a 24-hour fitness center, a salon and spa. The Hollywood institution is a clubhouse for locals and home to the famed Tower Bar, a favorite of celebrities and influencers from around the globe.
The Sunset Tower acquisition highlights Access’ commitment to invest in real estate with a creative and personal approach, focused on leveraging relationships and enabling partnerships to grow. Access and Klein are currently planning a targeted renovation to further enhance the iconic hotel, including updates to the Terrace restaurant and bar, guestrooms, and public areas.