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A relic of the golden age, Buenos Aires – dubbed the “Paris of the Americas” – is enjoying a second wind after some challenging years politically. A spate of new amenities including hotels, restaurants and a design centre have reaffirmed the city’s cosmopolitan core. Tango and polo remain steadfast Argentinian staples and the establishment of Art Basel Cities House is illuminating the city’s creative industries. Explore vibrant fashion in Palermo Soho, the upscale surroundings of La Recoleta and the colourful clusters of La Boca – all testimonies to the unwavering eclecticism of this capital city.

The Clubhouse

If you’re travelling with a friend and want to be fully immersed in the young, creative side Buenos Aires then stay at Clubhouse. Predominantly a members club, it has three guestrooms, so visitors become wholly integrated into The Clubhouse family. Expect to meet renowned local designers and editors, and the manager will be able to put you on the list for any party that you wish to attend.

Fierro Hotel

A straightforward boutique establishment, you get what you pay for at Hotel Fierro.The hotel has a little heated pool on the roof and is conveniently located in the creative Palermo district, which is full of fun restaurants, shops and bars.

Home Hotel

This 20-room, ivy-covered retreat is an oasis of calm in the middle of Palermo. Filled with comfortable Scandinavian and French-inspired delights, the eclectic boutique brings together the concept of a home and a hotel. The pool, complete with its own bar, is a nice place to sit and relax with a cocktail after a long day of sightseeing.

Be Jardin Escondido

Situated in the artsy district of Palermo Soho, is the leaf-laden Be Jardin Escondido by Coppola. The “Godfather” director, Francis Ford Coppola, lived in this establishment during the filming of his movie Tetro and was decidedly charmed by the hotel’s blush-stained facade. With just seven bedrooms, this compact and stylish bolthole is ideal for city breaks.

Faena

Corridors lined in red velvet and sparkling crystal candelabra make for a fantastical first impression at Faena. Design is bold and expressive with touches of signature red dispersed across the hotel and bedrooms. The restaurant and adjacent open fire outdoor terraces is a great night spot to enjoy live music and tango acts. Ideal for those in search of chic aesthetics with sumptuous trimmings.

Legado Mitico

An air of masculinity surrounds Legado Mitico. Rooms, steeped in various shades of mahogany and beige, are dedicated to Argentinian legends of the past including writer Jorge Luis Borges and Ernesto “Che” Guevara. The charming Palermo boutique hotel is a great choice for those looking to relax while on holiday. Take time out and explore the hotel’s generous library, before cosying down with your chosen book in a luxurious armchair.

Alvear Palace Hotel

A city classic, the Alvear Palace Hotel is revered in Buenos Aires for its luxurious and old-world charm. Surroundings are decidedly opulent, with a fantastic pool rooftop pool and excellent spa. The pool bar, located on the 11th floor, is a must for hotel guests wishing to take in the cityscape. Book for afternoon tea whether or not you stay the night.

The Clubhouse

Fierro Hotel

Home Hotel

Be Jardin Escondido

Faena

Legado Mitico

Alvear Palace Hotel

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