What are Fernando Beteta’s favorite hotels?
I get to travel a lot. When I’m looking for a place to stay, I usually want something independent or that has some historical value to it. One of my favorite hotels in the world is the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires at the Duhau. It’s an old building in the center of town; it’s gorgeous. The Carneros Inn in Napa is probably one of the best hospitality places I’ve ever stayed: The bathroom floors are heated; you step outside and there’s an outdoor shower, it’s gorgeous. In Antigua, Guatemala, the Hotel Mesón de María because it’s a 300-year-old house with only 18 rooms. There’s cobblestone streets. I love that it’s only owned by one family. In Europe, just Relais & Châteaux — not a brand or chain. I think if you look at the site, you end up finding some nice hotels.