Classic elegance in Buenos Aires
180 Rooms / 19 Suites
A small cluster of luxury accommodations makes up Buenos Aires’ group of top-of-the-line hotels and Park Tower, A Luxury Collection Hotel is one of them. It has a reputation for stellar service, which should come as no surprise since each guest gets a butler to attend to his individual needs. It’s no wonder Bill Clinton, Mohammed VI of Morocco and Monaco’s Prince Albert have stayed here while visiting Argentina’s capital city. The 23-story Buenos Aires hotel is located on a prime piece of real estate in Retiro, a stone’s throw from contemporary, waterfront Puerto Madero, upmarket Recoleta and downtown Microcentro.
Classical, eclectic design and good taste reign at the 180-room Park Tower, which fuses Louis XV and Louis XVI pieces with elegant Regency period decor and Biedermeier-era accents. Italian marble, Christofle silver, Persian rugs, Coromandel folding screens, German glassware and hand-picked antiques are the norm here. Aside from access to two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor) and clay tennis courts, a beauty salon and a fully equipped gym, a round-the-clock concierge service fills in any other gaps your designated butler cannot. And those who need to hold a board meeting for 200 can do so at the high-tech business center.
Half of the guest rooms overlook the bustling port and Rio de la Plata, while the other half have panoramas of the buzzing metropolis that is Buenos Aires. Gold and neutral tones, rich fabrics and classic furnishings are featured in the elegant rooms. The most luxurious accommodation is without a doubt the St. Regis Suite, a 4,011-square-foot-space that exclusively commandeers floor 23. Its unique 360-degree panorama is stunning and luxurious Louis XV style rules with timeless furnishings handpicked for the interior.
The Senator and Governor Suites are also large, at 1,722 and 1,884 square feet, respectively, and have terraces where you can kick back on a sun lounger and enjoy a private alfresco moment from on high. Meanwhile, 14 stately Corner Suites average 600 square feet while Grand Deluxe and Deluxe rooms are more compact by comparison but certainly don’t skimp on luxurious amenities, including Italian marble bathrooms, king-sized beds, 42-inch LCD TV screens, and 400-thread-count linens.
Fine international cuisine is what’s on the menu at Park Tower’s St. Regis Restaurant, a glass-ceilinged affair located on the second floor. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer great views of Buenos Aires and Alem Avenue below, particularly enchanting in the evening. At dinner, tuck into a trilogy of sweetbreads and king prawns, veal tenderloin with truffles, or crispy aubergine cake with cherry tomatoes. Breakfast and lunch are also served here.
If you’ve got a hankering for tea or cocktails almost any time of day, stop by the elegant Lobby Lounge and sip to soothing melodies from a live harpist or pianist. Home to a 17th-century tapestry depicting Alexander the Great, this is one luxurious spot for respite.
Park Tower’s fitness equipment and spa treatments on the third floor won’t disappoint. Though you also can nip next door to its sister hotel, which has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as two tennis courts and a putting green. Pop into the Shopping Arcade to browse leather goods and men and women’s fashions. A glass of Argentina’s finest sparkling wine ensures a smooth check-in; new guests in superior categories can also take a complimentary high tea on arrival day.