A European-flavored hotel in Buenos Aires
207 Rooms and Suites
Alvear Palace Hotel is the gilded grand dame of the ritzy Recoleta district in Buenos Aires. Long a favorite of Argentine high society, the neoclassical 1932 building exudes opulence inside and out, from the ornate lobby to the white-gloved bilingual butlers. Make your way to the uppermost levels of the stylish property to explore the new heated indoor pool, stunning solariums and the cozy Alvear Roof Bar, all complete with stunning city views. A highly acclaimed French restaurant, intimate spa and fitness center, and a legendary see-and-be-seen lobby bar complete the regal Alvear experience.
Buenos Aires has been referred to as the Paris of South America, and the Alvear exemplifies the city’s past European influences. The opulent décor is pure French Louis XVI — the lobby is covered in plush carpets, crystal chandeliers, rich velvet curtains, gold-detailed furniture, and soaring marble columns and floors.
The 192 guest rooms and suites are expectedly elegant in keeping with the hotel’s grand French design aesthetic. Decorated in Empire and Louiz XV style, the opulent spaces feature crystal chandeliers, golden walls and Argentine works of art. Luxe touches include Hermes de Paris toiletries, fresh fruit in your room upon arrival and complimentary Wi-Fi to help you stay connected during your Buenos Aires getaway. Those staying in the hotel’s sumptuous suites will enjoy an extra perk—a team of butlers is on hand to fulfill any possible request to make your experience more comfortable.
Enjoy an even more sumptuous stay in Alvear Palace’s brand-new lounge suites. Located on the 10th and 11th floors, these modern spaces give you a birds-eye view of the city as well as exclusive access to the Alvear Lounge (and don’t forget about the stellar complimentary butler service).
Each of the 15 new lounge suites is bright and spacious with large windows that flood the room with natural light. Careful to respect the classical French architecture of the hotel, these lavish accommodations coexist harmoniously with contemporary furniture, fabrics and pure wool carpets. Draperies with serene designs and colors ensure that these palatial spaces maintain a cozy atmosphere.
L’Orangerie is known for its greenhouse dining area, which infuses the space in natural light during breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch buffets. Afternoon tea at L’Orangerie is an affair to remember, with specialty teas served in silver pots and hand-painted china. Small sandwiches, petit fours and delicate pastries presented on tiered silver trays. Haute French cuisine is what’s on the menu at La Bourgogne. Chef Jean Paul Bondoux (yep, he’s hails from France) is at the helm of the restaurant, which serves well-executed French classics with formal, near flawless service.
The Alvear Palace Hotel anchors Alvear Avenue, Buenos Aires’ elite shopping strip in the heart of the posh Recoleta neighborhood — luxury boutiques and high-end designer labels surround the hotel. Just down the street is the Recoleta Cemetery, one of the city’s most visited sites. It’s where Argentina’s historical power found their final resting places within elaborate chiseled sarcophaguses. Plazas and green parks ring the area, which are always lively on sunny days and host artisanal craft fairs on the weekends.