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By Chris | January 27 2007
Whether you want a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare – choose from our stunning selection
Situated close to the banks of the River Plate, within Buenos Aires’ fashionable Puerto Madero district, Faena Hotel + Universe boasts sumptuous facilities and is widely considered one of the most luxurious hotels in South America.
The interior takes the guest back to the Belle Epoque, as elegant lapacho wood and arabasceto marble combine, and upon arrival you are greeted by a personal experience manager who remains at your disposal for the duration of your stay, ensuring your every desire is tended to.
Why we love it: The most expensive suite in Latin America dominates the sixth floor of this complex, offering unparalleled panoramic views of the River Plate and the city, with an outdoor terrace allowing you to make the most of the spectacular vista. The F Suite combines elegance and luxury, featuring a state of- the-art entertainment center alongside two bedrooms, three Italian arabasceto bathrooms with rainforest showers and Jacuzzi, a living room, dining room, kitchen and library. The F Suite is the result of close collaboration between designers Philippe Starck and Alan Faena, combining traditional Argentine style with modern functionality and luxury.
Silvina Mones Ruiz, head of reservations
+54 11 4010 9070
Martha Salotti 445, C1107CMB
The magnificent Alvear Palace is situated in the heart of Recoleta, Buenos Aires’s most sought-after neighborhood, perfectly placing the guest to explore the wealth of exclusive restaurants, bars and shopping facilities the city has to offer.
Featuring an exclusive spa and business center capable of hosting gatherings and functions, along with two high-class restaurants, which are regularly cited among the city’s finest, the Alvear is also home to two upscale bars, allowing guests to dine and drink in style without the need to leave the stylish confines of the Palace.
Why we love it: Aptly named, this suite is the place royals of genuinely blue blood choose while staying in Buenos Aires. The ultra-traditional one-bedroom suite has a magisterial air that never fails to impress. The dining room is the perfect place to entertain guests with an appreciation for the finer things in life; its jewel-toned seating, antique mirror and mahogany table possess uncommon grace that are sure to dazzle. A personal butler service ensures that your every need is attended to for the duration of your stay, and the suite is rounded off with original artwork from some of Argentina’s finest painters and sculptors.
Olga Petroni, General Manager
+54 11 4808 2179
Avenida Alvear 1891, C1129AAA
Located on Avenida Alvear in the fashionable Recoleta district, which has played host to some of Buenos Aires’ most famous celebrities and political figures over the years, the hotel stands as a monument to the integration of the city’s historical past and its innovative modern design, with ultramodern comforts housed in a building of supreme grandeur.
Featuring beautiful gardens, the hotel offers a stunning array of amenities and the customary Park Hyatt graciousness and service.
Why we love it: A luxurious suite with living room, work area, guest bath and king bedroom with connecting bath offering bidet area, tub and rain shower. Pampering amenities include butler and turndown service, and state-of-the-art amenities such as flat-screen TV and wireless internet access complement the suite’s modern décor. In addition, a personal work area enables guests to stay on top of business matters whilst residing at the Park Hyatt
+54 11 5171 1234
Avenida Alvear 1661, C1014AAD
Located in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, in close proximity to the city’s business sector as well as high class shopping and nightlife, the Four Seasons Buenos Aires certainly lives up to the reputation the chain has established as one of the world’s premier hotel networks.
The hotel combines a renovated tower and 20th century French-style mansion, first constructed as a wedding gift for the bride of a member of one of the city’s most influential families in 1920. Recently renovated, it oozes class and luxury, delivering the second-tonone service that is the hallmark of any Four Seasons establishment.
Why we love it: Passing through its elegant foyer immediately gives the guest an understanding of the Presidential Suite’s opulence. Boasting a private dining room perfect for entertaining, and containing a lavish master bedroom equipped with an entertainment system and bathroom fitted with three varieties of wallto- wall marble, the suite is sublimely furnished and guaranteed to impress even the most demanding of visitors. You are invited to relax and allow the butler to deal with anything you require 24 hours a day.
Magali Horvat, Head of Reservations
+54 11 4321 1200
Posadas 1086/88, C1011ABB
This regal 23-floor hotel offers 181 captivating Biedermeier-style guest rooms with refined Italian marble bathrooms gracing each.
The exquisite service on offer at the Park Tower includes a 24-hour concierge, room service and a personalized butler service on every floor. Recline on elegant furnishings housed under high ceilings and enjoy an afternoon tea, specialty cocktail or cigar at the exclusive cigar bar. In addition, the hotel hosts two swimming pools, a gym with massage parlors, and a famously divine restaurant, making it one of the city’s more popular choices for the discerning guest.
Gustavo Gallo, concierge
+54 11 4318 9100
Avenida Leandro N. Alem 1193
Located in the fashionable Palermo Soho district just a short walk from a wide range of trendy bars, clubs and restaurants, the Glu is fast establishing a reputation for itself as one of the Argentine capital’s premier boutique hotels.
The hotel’s impressive rooftop terrace, which contains a delightful whirlpool bath, allows guests to recline and relax, so near yet so far from the bustling cityscape the hotel is situated in the heart of.
Why we love it: The prestigious Glu suite includes a separate living room and private terrace, in addition to the bedroom featuring a kingsize bed complete with fine linen sheets. The bathroom includes a personal Jacuzzi and wide rainfall shower, while the bedroom boasts a state-of-the-art entertainment system, including wall-mounted LCD Hotelevision and DVD player. L’Occitane toiletry products and a boutique wine selection round off a superb suite which is certain to make an impression.
Patricia Glusman, hotel owner
+54 11 4831 4646
Godoy Cruz, 1733
Situated 45 minutes’ drive outside Buenos Aires and just 15 minutes from Ezeiza International Airport, Estancia Villa Maria is a rural getaway for those seeking to relax and reconnect with nature in a setting far removed from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Designed by Alejandro Bustillo and completed in 1927, the hotel is one of the best examples of Tudor architecture in South America and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, allowing for a truly natural experience.
Combining all manner of modern comforts with traditional grace and style, the hotel is recognized as one of the best getaways in the Greater Buenos Aires area, offering guests the opportunity to take part in sporting activities such as polo, horse riding and tennis while making the most of the fresh country air. Estancia Villa Maria boasts a gourmet restaurant along with a well-stocked bar, cigar salon and wine cellar, allowing guests to indulge in luxurious splendor. The main building is comprised of a three-floor Tudor mansion, situated in the midst of 65 hectares of luscious green countryside, perfect for walking and all manner of outdoor pursuits. A beautiful park designed by Charles Thays over 70 years ago and featuring exquisite marble statues and benches defines the hotel’s elegance, while the sumptuous swimming pool provides the perfect respite to soaring temperatures in the height of summer.
Juan Giacalone, General Manager
+54 11 4832 8737
Ruta 205 km 47.5, Ezeiza
Ideal for those seeking a luxurious retreat while they visit one of the planet’s top tourist attractions, the five-star Hotel Cataratas boasts proximity to the region’s top sites as well as excellent facilities.
A superb swimming pool, complete with a tropical waterfall feature, allows guests to make the most of warmer days, while the food on offer is simply divine. What better way to recuperate after seeing the falls than by relaxing in the hotel’s spa and health club? This hotel is sure to make your stay in Misiones province a memorable one.
Just 15 minutes from the waterfalls, which will doubtless be the motive for your trip, nestles the sublime Loi Suites Hotel.
Thoughtfully built in the tropical jungle of Iriapu, with a focus on sustainable construction and maintenance, the Loi Suite prides itself on respecting the natural environment while at the same time ensuring the hotel delivers exemplary service and amenities to distinguished guests.
The spotless rooms combine natural harmony with luxury, while state-of-theart spa, gym and sauna facilities mean you can keep on top of your physical wellbeing even in such a remote locale. The food at Loi Suites has also won acclaim for its high quality, and the hotel offers a service that is second to none.
In addition to private suites that offer the highest level of comfort and relaxation, Loi Suites has a multitude of function and event rooms providing the perfect setting for meetings and conferences, whatever your needs. For the more adventurous, the hotel offers hiking and kayaking and also boasts an outdoor swimming pool.
+54 37 5749 8300
Iryapú sin Número, Casilla de Correo nº11, 3370