Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after Greater Sao Paulo. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the third-largest conurbation in Latin America, with a population of around thirteen million. This week we conclude our series with the last but not least deluxe hotels in Buenos Aires:
7. THE MARRIOT PLAZA HOTEL ★★★★★
Florida 1005 Phone: 4318-3000 (In US: 800-522-2588)
The Plaza Hotel, which is one of the best deluxe hotels in Buenos Aires, was recently acquired by Marriott.
Located in the heart of one of the best shopping districts in South America, the old-world Plaza Hotel keeps a firm grip on the good reputation it has enjoyed for decades. Over the years it has attracted the crème de la crème of Argentinean, European and American travellers, all of whom appreciate being surrounded by the finer things in life. Renovations have kept what are quite old-fashioned rooms in pace with the changing demands of modern travellers. There is a small pool.
Many rooms have wonderful views of the Plaza San Martin, so be sure to request one.
8. THE CLAIRIDGE ★★★★★
Tucumán 535 Phone: 4314-2020 (In US: 800-223-5652)
Fax: 4314-8022 160 rooms, 14 floors
The Clairidge ranks among the premier deluxe hotels in Buenos Aires and has been refurbished, adding even greater luster. The decor, with its Greco-Roman columns of white marble at the entrance and timeless interior, is decidedly English. The Clairidge maintains an extensive wine cellar and four distinctive salons. These unique rooms give the hotel much of its refined atmosphere. The Reading and Tea Rooms are decorated with an English country flavour full of warm wood, flowers and leaded tudor windows.
The Clairidge is a member of the Steinberger Reservation Service and a popular choice for weddings.
9. CAESAR PARK ★★★★★
Posadas 1232/46 Phone: 4819-1296 (In US: 800-223-6800)
The excellent location in Recoleta, across Patio Bullrich Shopping Center is one of the many reasons tourist choose Caesar Park when looking for deluxe hotels in Buenos Aires. Fine dining is another of the highlights at this Westin Hotel. The cold buffet, featuring pâtés, terrines, mousses and other delicacies at the Café del Plata is perfect for lunch or a late supper. The complimentary breakfast buffet served here in the morning is equally fine. Sushi and Japanese cuisine are featured at Midori. High tea with scones, tortes and assorted pastries is served every afternoon in the Lobby Bar and the traditional English bar, Cheers. Finally, for a refined candlelight dinner, you needn’t venture further than Il Cesare, the hotel’s formal restaurant. The Caesar Park also has modern fitness facilities, state-of-the-art conference facilities, consummate service and immaculate accommodations.
Internationally known restaurateur Harry Cipriani opened a fine eatery opposite the hotel on Avenida Posadas, near Harper’s restaurant.