The hotel continues to house the famous and wealthy in the 105 gorgeous rooms, and the even wealthier in the 83 privately owned apartments.Alvear Palace Hotel The clue is in the word ‘palace’ – not, in this case, pretentious hyperbole.By Time Out Editors When it comes to bedding down in one of our favourite cities, we love the hip and the new, but we also value the time-honoured classic.
A little way out of town – though definitely bikeable – this design hotel is stuffed full of iconic furniture (Eames recliners and the like) but not unnecessary grinning staff.
Le Méridien Le Méridien stands as testament to a bygone era.
Though shabby on the outside, the interior looks like one of David Lean's Arabian sets, and you half expect Peter O'Toole to stumble in demanding 'bed and sheets for the boy'.
For the Alvear is more than a mere hotel – it’s also a source of civic pride, a symbol of grandeur and an enduring reminder of BA’s golden, affluent era.
Filling half a block of the lavish Avenida Alvear, the 210 rooms offer extreme opulence: rich burgundies, antique French furniture and Hermès bathroom goodies scattered around the hot tubs.
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