Perfectly located in the center of the upscale Recoleta district, the Alvear Palace Hotel is considered as the most exclusive hotel in Buenos Aires and one of the top hotels in the world.
The colossal neoclassical chateau has been the focus of high society ever since its polished brass doors opened in 1932. A gilded classical confection full of marble and bronze, the Alvear combines Empire- and Louis XV-style furniture with exquisite French decorative arts. The historically important facade was restored in 2004 to its original glory.
Guest rooms combine modern conveniences with luxurious comforts, such as chandeliers, Egyptian cotton linens, and silk drapes. All rooms come with personal butler service, cell phones activated on demand, fresh flowers and fruit baskets, and daily newspaper delivery. Large marble bathrooms contain Hermès toiletries, and most have Jacuzzi baths.
The Alvear Palace is home to one of the best restaurants in South America (La Bourgogne) and serves an excellent Sunday brunch and afternoon tea in L'Orangerie.
The hotel is just 1.8km from the Retiro Train Station.
Year renovated: 2012.
Number of rooms: 190.
More than half of the rooms are suites with average size from 39 to 176sqm. The sumptuous décor features Empire, Louis XV, and Louis XVI pieces that are complemented by the many objects d’art in the rooms and the private collection of Argentine art in the suites. The Royal Suite has the feel of a Parisian apartment and offers the ultimate in luxurious appointments: two Italian marble bathrooms, sauna, reception area, kitchen with private entrance, and crystal and bronze chandeliers. All rooms and suites include the following benefits and amenities: LCD TV and DVD, bottled water with bed turndowns, complimentary shoe shine, direct line fax on request, free broadband internet access, work desk, specially prepared rooms for the disabled, and safe. Children service comprises cribs, bathing and changing facilities, high chairs, teddy bears, bedroom slippers, bath kit with handy wipes, soap bar, shampoo and cologne, robes, babysitting and children’s menu.
Alvear Palace’s signature restaurant, La Bourgogne, prepares the finest French food in the city, as well as the best international dishes from around the world – and is the only Relais & Gourmand eatery in Argentina. It opens Monday to Friday: 12 to 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday: 7.30pm to midnight, Sundays closed.
L´Orangerie is a beautiful setting for breakfast or lunch, turning out food made from fresh local products and enjoyed within a soothing atmosphere.
The refined, wood-panelled Lobby Bar offers an appetizer menu and outstanding drinks. The Cigar Bar caters to a variety of passions, from top-notch cigars to gourmet chocolates to the finest liquors. It opens every day from 4pm till 2am.
The hotel Alvear Palace provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast.
The magnificent banquet rooms of the hotel, unique in architectural style and décor, are a symbol of Buenos Aires. With a capacity for up to 800 guests, all 12 magnificent rooms are the perfect setting for elite business meetings and memorable social events. The business center has the permanent assistance of professionals, and is equipped with 6 offices with 22” flat screen computers, broadband Internet access and wi fi, black and white and colour photocopiers, laser printers, scanner, and flipchart.
At Alvear Palace hotel recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club and Spa with steam baths, saunas, pressure showers, and relaxation rooms.
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