Hotelier Adolfo Suaya—whose other spot, Casa Suaya, is a favorite among celebrities visiting the Uruguayan coast—asked the architects of this 32-room property in Palermo Hollywood to find inspiration in France’s Belle Époque era. Behind its classic exterior of intricate wrought-iron balconies lies an eclectic, almost cinematic, milieu. Massive industrial-style doors lead to Louis XV sofas upholstered in moss-green velvet and herringbone parquet flooring; the elevator has murals depicting famous Argentinian actresses. Every floor has hallways painted in dramatic colors—deep blue or fiery red, for example—leading to polished rooms with leather headboards, chandeliers, and granite-topped nightstands. Breakfast is an à la carte affair; take it on the back patio next to the vertical garden.