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Location and how to get there: The Alvear Palace Hotel is located in the heart of Recoleta; from the international airport by car it will take 35 minutes, 10 minutes from the domestic airport or 5 minutes from the harbor.

Number of rooms: 210 rooms, 100 suites.

Price Range: $550 for a Palace Room to $4,500 for a Royal Suite.

Time of year to go: Buenos Aires is ideal in fall (Mar-May) and spring (Sept-Nov), when temperatures are mild.

Welcome to one of the largest cities in the world divas! It is also known as one of the most elegant and busiest in South America. Here you will find a unique megalopolis of modern construction mixed with the beauty of old traditions and charming corners. Each neighborhood’s individuality is both rich and fascinating with a wide selection of culture and shopping. Buenos Aires is home to parks, wide avenues, traditional cafes, restaurants, museums, imposing mansions and luxurious retailers of top international brands.

The Alvear Palace Hotel is located in Recoleta, the most exclusive neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, known as the “Paris of South America.” Its majestic French architecture and Peneños inspired decoration gives a unique style and feels that echoes its excellent combination of, history, elegance, and the hospitality. It is an icon for luxurious hotels worldwide given its excellent combination of hospitality, the highest technology and the customized services provided by its staff.

Why is this location so great for women?
Buenos Aires is known for its beautiful neighborhoods and its friendly people. Recoleta is an area with large parks, wide avenues and luxurious classic-style buildings. Here you will find the finest restaurants, cafés, antique shops and boutiques in Buenos Aires. Also, the most famous museums and cultural centers are located in this neighborhood.

Services: Personal butler service, flower arrangements and a fruit basket, complimentary pressing, intelligent telephone with screen to regulate air-conditioning, radio and TV, direct fax line, DVD player, in-room PC (upon request), Wi-Fi internet access in every room and public areas of the hotel.

Additional Services for a small fee: Airport transfer service, in-room PC set up, personal shopper service, cellular phone, jetlag massages.

Hotel Restaurants & Bars: L’Orangerie is known for its soft environment, natural light and tasteful décor makes it the perfect place to enjoy a splendid breakfast or an international buffet lunch. Enjoy tea every afternoon served on Limoges tableware by white-gloved waiters amid enchanting piano melodies. La Bourgogne is considered the best restaurant in Buenos Aires and the only Relais Gourmand in Latin America. Offers exquisite French cuisine from the inimitable French Chef Jean Paul Bondoux. La Cave is located inside the fabulous La Bourgogne. Get a taste from their legendary wine cellar; it is ideal for organizing wine tasting or private dinners, with cuisine prepared by Chef Jean Paul Bondoux. La Taste Vins is a unique place in Buenos Aires where one can taste from 650 exquisite wines. Lobby Bar is an elegant space decorated with French-style original boisserie. They offer a wide range of drinks and cocktails prepared by the hotel’s barman. Guests can also enjoy exquisite appetizers created by the Executive Chef.

Health Club: Open September 2007! Covered heated pool, fully-equipped gym, personal trainers, relaxation area, bar, dry sauna, changing rooms, massage service.

Bath products in rooms: Hermès de Paris toiletries, exclusively for Argentina

Alvear Palace Hotel, Av. Alvear 1891 C1129AAA – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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