Often overlooked as a holiday destination in the past, Buenos Aires is now becoming an increasingly popular choice; and why wouldn’t it? With passionate Argentinian tango, Latin American flair, vibrant nightlife, beautiful people and spectacular scenery, it is no surprise that this cosmopolitan city is drawing us in. Visiting such a stylish city wouldn’t be complete without staying in one of the many luxurious hotels. Here at H&L we have found 7 of the best for you to consider.
Be Jardín Escondido by Coppola
Be Jardin Escondido by Coppola is part of the Bourbon Hotels and Resorts Chain which focuses on an exclusive and differentiated experience in lodging, representing a different lifestyle, but with the tradition and quality of the 50 years history. The boutique hotel has in its architectural and decorative features the essence of the award winning director Francis Ford Coppola. The space was Coppola’s house during the shooting of the movie Tetro, and it’s the intense experience lived by the director at that time that the Bourbon Chain wishes to share with its guests. More than just a place of lodging, the goal of “Be Jardín Escondido” is to make visitors feel at home, therefore, personality and uniqueness are the primary focus, both in service and in the structure provided. The few rooms, seven in total, always bring references of the story, the business and of the filmmaker in order to provide good memories for those who stay in them. Charming gardens are some of the spaces where you can relax and rest in the sunlight or even in the moonlight. For lovers of good reading, a library of exclusive titles is available, and for those who prefer the beauty of films, the library has a curated collection of movies.
Endereço: Gorriti, 4746 – Palermo (C1414BJL) – Buenos Aires, Argentina
For more information please visit www.bourbon.com.br/hotel/experience-en/be-en/be-jardin-escondido-by-coppola/?lang=en
The Clubhouse is not your usual sort of holiday accommodation- it is South America’s first urban members’ club. Housed in a converted four-story residence in Buenos Aries’ chic Palermo Soho neighbourhood, The Clubhouse features a lounge terrace, two bars, pool and garden as well as 4 sought after guest rooms. The Master Suite is the most extravagant room in the house and features a private sunny terrace, spacious dressing room and a bathroom with a double rainfall shower. Much more than a place to rest your head, The Clubhouse hosts a calendar of events including private dinners with international chefs, film screenings, rotating art exhibitions and pool parties.
The Clubhouse accepts a limited number of members through a monthly application and evaluation process. All members have access to the members clubs within Oasis’ network, which includes the following reciprocal clubs:
- Brody House in Budapest
- Club Matador in Madrid
- Kee in Hong Kong
- The Hospital Club in London
- Norwood in New York City
- Tofiq House in Sao Paulo
- The Spoke in Toronto
To apply for Membership, prospective Members must complete an application form. Application: clubhouseba.com/membership
Calle Costa Rica 4651, Buenos Aires, Argentina
For more information please visit ClubhouseBA.com
Four Seasons Buenos Aires
Four Seasons Buenos Aires is situated in the capital’s La Recoleta district, perfect for couples cultural visits. The hotel evokes contemporary sophistication in all 97 guest rooms and 49 luxury suites, with La Mansion proving to be unforgettable. La Mansion, a landmark on the grounds, harks back to a time when Buenos Aires was the ‘Paris of South America’. These seven one of a kind suites allow guests to experience the rich, romantic history of the city first hand. Alongside a spa, state-of-the-art fitness suite and a restaurant that hosts the city’s most glittering social events, guests are bathed in luxury.
Posadas 1086/88, C1011ABB CABA, Argentina
For more information please visit http://www.fourseasons.com/buenosaires
A stunning retro-chic enclave with a pool garden, spa, inventive bar and fabulous service in trendy Palermo Hollywood – home to BA’s media crowd. Home Hotel is that rare combination: the design couldn’t be cooler but the staff couldn’t be warmer, putting it in a different league from all Palermo’s other boutique hotels. The idea was conceived by Argentine-English couple Patricia and Tom, frustrated by the lack of stylish Palermo lodgings for guests flying into Buenos Aires for their wedding. The result? The home away from the home that you’ve always wished you had, created with panache and love.
The 18 spacious rooms and suites, originally an old factory, are filled with natural light and decorated in bold uplifting colours, with deliciously sumptuous beds and slick bathrooms. For those who want to live like kings for longer, there are now also 2 lofts – thoroughly equipped and airy apartments with abundant wow factor. The design throughout mixes contemporary minimalism with lovely classic furniture, fresh flowers and vintage wallpaper. Step through reception and you’ll find a fragrant garden with a pool, as well as a long and sleek ‘resto-bar’ where inventive cocktails are served by candlelight and the soundtrack blends Billie Holiday classics with haunting tango. There’s even a spa in the basement offering Ayurvedic massages. It’s a very easy place to call home.
For more information please visit www.i-escape.com/home-hotel
This 1920s townhouse in central Palermo has a restrained façade, but from the moment the smiling staff open the door, you’ll feel welcome. An intimate lobby opens into a spacious bar and lounge, beautifully designed to combine classic and modern in equal measure, and all very Argentine. Leather Chesterfields and Mies van der Rohe chairs are given a gaucho twist; chic cushions in indigenous textiles sit on minimalist sofas; there are antiques and fine paintings; and cowhides and Persian rugs on the polished wooden floors. Kick off your shoes, listen to tango, gaze out at the verdant patio, or check your emails (there’s free WiFi). This elegant retreat feels like a smart private club, and nothing is too much trouble for the professional staff. Each of the 11 rooms is themed around an important Argentine figure, whether the famous Eva Perón, writer Jorge Luis Borges, or General San Martín, who liberated Argentina. The references are subtle and add a unique touch to each room.
Sofitel Buenos Aires
Sofitel Buenos Aires is located in the tranquil and charming Arroyo Street. Surrounded by enchanting and quiet sidewalks flanked by trees, the area is a haven made up of antique shops and art galleries, a true epicentre of culture. The hotel features a perfect blend of French savour faire and Argentinean tradition, with an ambience complementing the exquisite décor. Renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon blends French and Art Deco elegance at this Sofitel Buenos Aires hotel. This downtown hotel uses features of the local culture to create a modern, warm and welcoming environment. The hotel’s restaurant Le Sud & Head Chef Olivier Falchi offers an original combination of traditional French cuisine and the best Argentinean seasonal products.
Arroyo 841, CABA, Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
For more information please visit www.sofitel.com
The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires MGallery Collection
If sleek sophistication is your idea of luxury then The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires MGallery Collection should be considered. Located in the prestigious Recoleta district only a short walk away from General San Martin metro station and 3 km from the Casa Rosada presidential palace, you are right in the middle of the action. Characterised by its exquisite cuisine and friendly service, the property combines European sophistication with the warmth of Argentinean tradition, offering opulent 5-star style and service. Polished rooms range from sleek and modern to warm and traditional. Amenities include an elegant restaurant that serves authentic Argentinean cuisine, a British-style pub and a refined tea lounge. There is also an indoor pool, a fitness room and a sauna.
Posadas 1232, C1011ABF Buenos Aires, Argentina