Javier Pierini

Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires

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B.A.’s splashiest new hotel is also its most intimate: with just 10 suites, the Algodon occupies a landmarked 1912 townhouse in the well-heeled enclave of Recoleta. Within, a relaxed air of privilege prevails—from the clubby bar, all smoky cognacs and leather, to the breezy rooftop pool deck. Suites are a study in subtle elegance, with marble-and–limestone baths and Guayacan wood floors. While the in-house restaurant doesn’t yet measure up, the gracious service—24-hour butlers; an amiable and savvy concierge staff—can make even a first-time guest feel entirely at home. Doubles from $640.

It List: The Best New Hotels 2011

Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires

B.A.’s splashiest new hotel is also its most intimate: with just 10 suites, the Algodon occupies a landmarked 1912 townhouse in the well-heeled enclave of Recoleta. Within, a relaxed air of privilege prevails—from the clubby bar, all smoky cognacs and leather, to the breezy rooftop pool deck. Suites are a study in subtle elegance, with marble-and–limestone baths and Guayacan wood floors. While the in-house restaurant doesn’t yet measure up, the gracious service—24-hour butlers; an amiable and savvy concierge staff—can make even a first-time guest feel entirely at home. Doubles from $640.

Javier Pierini

It List: The Best New Hotels 2011

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