Situated in the heart of the affluent Recoleta neighborhood, the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a treat for travelers looking for a luxurious stay in the Argentine capital — and it just got sweeter with the recent completion of a $40 million renovation.
New gardens and five impressive galloping metal horses by local artist Vivienne Duchini welcome guests at the hotel’s entrance. Blown glass illuminates the redesigned two-story lobby, and a hand-tufted carpet, marble floors and a signature scent by Fueguia 1833 provide a warm start to a Four Seasons stay. Columns were removed to open up the space, so guests can enjoy the view and people-watch while lounging on plush furnishings.
Refurbished rooms greet guests with a modern and sophisticated style. Carved horse lamps alongside a locally crafted, alpaca-embossed headboard add polo accents to the space. Bathrooms are updated with Italian marble, an LCD TV in the mirror, and walnut and glass mosaics.
Don’t miss the brand-new eats at Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires either. Elena, the two-story courtyard restaurant, is a gorgeous space filled with natural light that features a spiral staircase leading to the private dining areas on the balcony level. The ever-changing menu of locally loved meats, seafood and seasonal vegetables is just as intriguing as the design.
The new Pony Line bar heavily embraces the hotel’s polo theme in name and design with leathers and riding motifs. It’s a dynamic place to grab a craft cocktail, artisanal local beer or small bite (such as a Latin mini burger with chipotle) before a night on the town.
More updates will open soon. Renovated meeting space will include a new summer venue that will host traditional Argentinian barbecues; it’s set to open in April 2013.
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