Hotels in Buenos Aires
Fashion-impresario Alan Faena and design “bad boy” Philippe Starck have transformed an abandoned century-old grain depository into the 105-room Faena Hotel + Universe. The outside may be prosaic, but the inside is pure Starck.
The posh Alvear Palace Hotel, which celebrated its 80th birthday in 2012, recalls Buenos Aires’s Europhile past.
Located in Puerto Madero, a newly developed neighborhood marked by glass-front buildings that line the Río de la Plata riverfront, this hotel is styled with an uncluttered lobby that is dotted with couches, each set on a carpeted island, and a ceiling-high screen backlit by soft violet light at n
Past and present coexist with remarkable grace in Buenos Aires; for evidence, one need only book a room at the Krista.
Héctor Villalba, a tango legend, restored and transformed this 100-year-old San Telmo mansion into a tango-themed boutique hotel and academy.
The easy pace at El Rocío, a guesthouse and working ranch, makes it seem worlds away from the cosmopolitan and frenetic city, even though it is just 60 miles outside of Buenos Aires.
Every guest gets a butler at this downtown mainstay with stellar service.
On one of B.A.’s busiest streets, this beautiful 1927 Art Deco hexagonal building could stand in for a Design Within Reach showroom, complete with Eames, Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier pieces scattered about.
After tiring of their marketing jobs at Coca-Cola, Estela Títere and Silvina Tarrio bought this stately 1820s mansion—located in the historic neighborhood adjacent to San Telmo—from the descendants of the Italian Podestá family, who built and still lived in it.
Tucked among the early-20th-century town houses in the fashionable Palermo neighborhood, the restored hotel has an original stained-glass ceiling in the foyer and antique furnishings in the eight bedrooms.
The fluted façade of the loft-style hotel, located two blocks from the Casa Rosada, where Eva Perón gave her famous address, dates to the 1920's-when Argentina embraced Art Deco.
Located in the Monserrat neighborhood, the NH City & Tower hotel is housed in an Art Deco building, just a just a two-minute walk from Plaza de Mayo. Inside, the spacious lobby contains a white marble floor, large white columns, and a high ceiling with stained-glass insets.
On a Sunday afternoon, you’ll have a hard time finding a district more peaceful than Las Cañitas, in the north end of the city near the polo grounds. Saturday night, it’s a different story, as pedigreed Porteños descend on its restaurants and bars en masse.
A 2009 renovation of Buenos Aires’ Algodon Mansion, in the city’s Recoleta neighborhood, upped the ante at the six-story Belle Époque gem. The New York-based owners of Algodon (also the forces behind the Mendoza-based Algodon Wine Estates) spared no expense.