Hotels in Recoleta
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.
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.