Casa Faena

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Discover Casa Faena, a historic hotel in Miami Beach, Florida that was leased by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

Casa Faena was constructed during the “Roaring Twenties,” in which flappers, the radio, and the Art Deco movement defined the age.

Casa Faena began its life in 1928 as El Paraiso Apartments, with 18 units and two hotel rooms. It was a charming property designed by local architect, Martin L. Hampton. Born in Laurens, South Carolina, and educated at Columbia University in New York, Hampton settled in Miami in 1914. Having traveled extensively in Spain, he was a master of the Mediterranean Revival style, which he adapted to the Florida landscape. Hampton also designed numerous other buildings in Miami Beach, including City Hall. Casa Faena was one of the Miami Beach properties leased by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. The building’s design, décor, and amenities are steeped in Miami Beach’s early Spanish architectural roots and feature a soothing Mediterranean flare. Casa Faena has set out to create the most ideal setting to discover the heart of one of America’s greatest destinations, Miami Beach. Stylish, relaxed and easy, Casa Faena is more like a home than a hotel, and welcomes its guests to a whole new Miami experience by combining art and leisure in a charming residential atmosphere.

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    Casa Faena began its life in 1928 as El Paraiso Apartments, with 18 units and two hotel rooms. It was a charming property designed by local architect Martin L. Hampton. Born in Laurens, South Carolina, and educated at Columbia University in New York, Hampton settled in Miami in 1914. Having traveled extensively in Spain, he was a master of the Mediterranean Revival style, which he adapted to the Florida landscape. Hampton also designed numerous other buildings in Miami Beach, including City Hall.

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