Hotels in Recoleta

This Park Hyatt feels like two hotels in one. The original 23-room mansion, built in 1934 by French architect Leon Dourge, defines Belle Époque elegance with elaborate ironwork, glass chandeliers, and Persian rugs.

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.

175 rooms and a marble-clad lobby, on a quiet downtown side street. 

This Buenos Aires landmark—situated smack dab in Recoleta, the city's most exclusive shopping barrio—occupies a modern 12-story tower and a handsome Belle Époque mansion, connected by immaculately landscaped gardens.

With its oversize saffron-colored lobby chairs, all-white rooms, square white buffet trays, and penchant for clean, futuristic lines, the 28-room cE feels like an iPod’s giant offspring.

The posh Alvear Palace Hotel, which celebrated its 80th birthday in 2012, recalls Buenos Aires’s Europhile past.