Hotel Review: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Built in 1932 and renovated in 2003, Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires is easily among South America’s most luxurious properties. Located in the heart of fashionable La Recoleta, with parks, top-end boutiques and cafes all around, this is the hotel favoured by the rich and famous.
A splendid example of European elegance, the 197 rooms and suites of the Argentinean hotel are decorated in Empire, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Beautiful artifacts dot the rooms and stunning creations from the country’s artists hang on the suites’ walls. The bathrooms are equipped with hydro-massage, LCD TVs and shower compartments.
All rooms come with butler service, daily baskets of fresh fruits and flowers and complimentary ironing of two garments on the day of arrival.
For a true taste of sophistication, walk into La Bourgogne restaurant for an exquisite French meal. Or people watch over sumptuous afternoon tea at L´Orangerie, where all of Buenos Aires’ social set seem to turn up.
The Royal Suite resembles a chic Parisian apartment with a reception area, large living room, dining room for eight guests, airy studio, large bedroom and two marble bathrooms. The rooms come with the finest French curtains and upholstery, intricate crystal and bronze chandeliers, gleaming oak flooring and the best of Argentinean art.
RATE / NIGHT: Dhs16,500++