The Visionary Behind Faena District Miami Beach Knows the Tequila Matters.
Across all his properties, Alan Faena believes in curating the best the world has to offer. One of those luxuries comes in the form of a first edition Avión Tequila Reposado barrel blend that Alan Faena hand-selected with Tequila Avión Founder, Ken Austin.
Alan Faena is a revolutionary at heart and one of the most visionary leaders in South America. An ambitious entrepreneur and dreamer, Faena has made an indelible mark across a range of industries including hospitality, fashion, art, real estate and urbanism. His properties pay attention to the finest details from the gold leafed ceilings down to the bespoke tequila lining his private bars. With this conviction in mind, Faena has recently debuted the Faena Forum, a new non-profit art center within his Faena District, which critics predict to be the new cultural epicenter of Miami.
Faena has collaborated with an incredibly unique and rarified group of artists, designers, musicians, architects and chefs including Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster, Juan Gatti, Francis Mallmann, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin and Ken Austin to bring this vision to life.
“In our effort to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, over the years we have collaborated with some of the most brilliant creative minds across a range of industries.”
– Alan Faena
Faena personally worked with Austin to hand-select a specific Tequila Avion Reposado barrel blend. Faena District guests will have the opportunity to sip and savor the “World’s Best Tasting Tequila,” an accolade bestowed upon Avión Silver at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Each bottle of the Avión Reposado barrel blend will be hand marked and bear Austin’s and Faena’s signatures. This is the first of the Avión Reposado barrel blend to hit the market.
“Whether it’s on a macro or micro level — from a series of spectacular buildings with architects like Sir Norman Foster and Rem Koolhaas to the fantastic murals by artist Juan Gatti in the Cathedral hall of Faena Hotel Miami Beach — creative collaborations and solutions are key if you want to elevate every aspect of the guest experience. In this day and age, you owe it to your customers to constantly innovate. Working with Ken to hand select this blend of Avión Reposado tequila, made perfect sense for us.”
– Tequila Avión Founder, Ken Austin
Austin continues, “When I visited Alan at his home in Miami, I was struck by his level of hospitality, design aesthetic and inspiration. As a fellow detail obsessed entrepreneur, I appreciate the attention to every element that constantly challenges and elevates the beyond expected artistic experiences. It is an honor to collaborate with Alan”.