Alvear Palace Hotel | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Without a doubt the Grande Dame of Buenos Aires, an icon of sophistication, luxury and exclusiveness, which will transport you to the old times of this thriving destination, full of European influences and heritage. The Alvear Palace Hotel is situated in the most elegant neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, La Recoleta. Originally built as a luxury hotel to accommodate the increasing amount of European visitors arriving in Buenos Aires at the time, The Alvear Palace was transformed in 1932 into a model of the highest expression of refinement.
The majestic rooms and suites, as well as the lobby and public areas, are reminiscent of the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, which are evident in the furniture, the crystal chandeliers, walls decorated with gold leaf and works of art of famous artists. The eleven-floor luxurious building with five basement levels stands as an undisputed symbol of the city, on the corner of Alvear Avenue and Ayacucho Street. Member of the Leading Hotels of the World in 1993, an organization that recognizes the best hotels in the world.
We were hosted at one of the beautiful Deluxe Premier Suite (see video above) . Specially designed for people on business trips who need to use their suite for small business meetings, it offers the comfort of a bedroom and a separate living room, providing a measure of privacy. The décor includes elegant Louis XVI furniture and a harmonious combination of fabrics and carpets. Your own floor Butler. Flower arrangements and fresh fruit baskets everyday. Egyptian cotton sheets. Custom bath products by Hermès de Paris, and other personal accessories. Just to name some of the many amenities.
All of their 197 guest-rooms and suites boast magnificent architecture and decoration, which has positioned the Alvear Palace Hotel as a reference point among luxury hotels around the world, that combines european elegance and cutting edge technology, offering an impeccable personalized service.
L’Orangerie features one of the best buffet breakfast I have ever tried, only to be rivaled, to my modest point of view by the Grand Hotel Europe by Orient-Express in St Petersburg. Excellent lunch and the classic and beyond fabulous Alvear Tea, which is served every afternoon in the Jardin D’Hiver. (one of the must DO experiences of your visit to Buenos Aires).
The elegant Lobby Bar invites you to enjoy your favorite cocktails with delicious appetizers and a wide selection of wines. The Dirty Vodka Martinis are to die for. For those that like to smoke, The Cigar Bar is the place for the enjoyment of an exclusive selection of cigars, the most outstanding distilled drinks, and the best chocolates in the world.
At La Bourgogne, celebrated Chef Jean Paul Bondoux draws on his vast experience to offer the most refined French cuisine in Buenos Aires. La Bourgogne consists of three exclusive areas: La Cave and Le Privé, that are ideal for private lunches and dinners, and La Taste Vins, for exquisite wine-tastings.
The Spa, well being in the most exclusive space in Buenos Aires by La Prairie experience. A relaxing and quiet area intended to awaken the five senses, and a fitness center set up with state-of-the-art technology for body training.
Located at the most elegant neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, La Recoleta, an area of extensive parks, wide avenues, and luxurious architecture in a classical style, where the best restaurants, cafes, antique shops and boutiques of Buenos Aires, are to be found. A great zip code to have your own Buenos Aires experience.
Of course your stay will be boosted by the expert recommendations and personal assistance of their Les Clefs d’Or Concierges, who had become in the last 5 years my best travel buddies when looking to discover the new, cool and exclusive. Here photo of me with Esperanza, one of the Les Clefs d’Or Concierge at The Alvear Palace Hotel.
Not many may know this, but to me to stay at The Alvear Palace Hotel as a guest, marks an important moment in my life, since many years ago, I was an employe of this hotel at the Front Desk, and always dreamt of the day I would be the one on the other side of the desk. So be careful with what you wish, it might become true. Important!!! If you decide to book The Alvear Palace Hotel through me, you will receive other than great fares and all my insight on the destination, the following extra VIP Amenities: Full breakfast for each Guest Daily at L’ Orangerie Restaurant + Alvear Tea for two, once during stay + (subject to availability) Upgrade to the next room type and Early Check IN. So what are you waiting for, the ultimate Buenos Aries experience. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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