Trip Report: Alvear Art Hotel

Alvear Art Hotel - Pool

Alvear Ar Hotel - Bed

My week long tour of Buenos Aires continued with a quick one night stay at the Alvear Art Hotel, located near Saint Martin Square and the shopping areas of Santa Fe Avenue and Florida Street, and the Galerias Pacifica shopping mall. We arrived as a group in and check in ran fairly smoothly and we were quickly on our way to our rooms.

Alvear Art Hotel

I stayed in a Studio Premier Suite. The decor was fresh and contemporary and the room was large, although technically not a suite. These rooms have a desk, a sitting area with a sofa, and a full four piece bathroom with a large jacuzzi tub and heated floors.

Alvear Art Hotel - Bathroom

The hotel has a gorgeous rooftop pool with amazing views over the city. On the same floor as the pool there is also a small spa and a modern gym facility which also has great views.

Alvear Art Hotel - Pool

The Alvear Art Hotel is not currently in Virtuoso, so if you want to be VIP’d please get in touch with me directly.

My three takeaways:

Fabulous:

Loved the clean modern decor, heated bathroom floors, and in-room Nespresso machine.

Faux Pas:

The service was not quite as polished as at the Alvear Palace hotel, but the price point is much lower.

FYI:

If you love both shopping and art, be sure to take a guided tour at the Galerias Pacifico shopping mall.

Please get in touch via phone at 508-485-3061 or email with any additional questions about the Alvear Art Hotel, or if you are ready to book.

 

Trip Report: Yankee, Tango, Polo – A Week in Buenos Aires

Caminito

Caminito

I could not have been more thrilled when I received the invitation from Janine Cifelli Representation to spend four nights in Buenos Aires with Alvear Hotels, plus touring provided by Abercrombie & Kent.

Clients have been increasingly interested in the destination as an easy to get to location with virtually zero jet lag and a great currency conversion. Additionally, my love for Mexico has recently had me pining to explore even further south into Central and South America. I have an amazing two week trip to Peru on the books for this fall, so this opportunity was the perfect compliment to expand my Latin America expertise.

Floralis Generica

Of course, my first question was what should I do about the flights? In looking at pricing, routes, and premium cabin costs I decided to go with American. I don’t like to fly through New York (JFK) if I can avoid it, and although the Dreamliner was extremely enticing, Dallas (DFW) just seemed a little too far out of the way for a connection. My final choice was the new 777-200 Retrofit Business Class cabin roundtrip from Miami (MIA) to Buenos Aires (EZE).

AA 909

The flight was enjoyable and went quickly despite the nine hour flying time. For dinner I pre-reserved the Spinach Ravioli and selected ice cream as my desert.  I though the cabin was way too hot, especially for the thick duvets, but I managed to sleep for four or five hours.

Spinach Ravioli

During my seven night stay in Buenos Aires I stayed in four hotels which I will review in separate trip reports. The hotel names will link to the trip reports when complete.

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Alvear Palace Hotel

Alvear Art Hotel

Faena Hotel

I also visited the Park Hyatt and La Aguada.

Stay tuned for more insight into the fabulous city known as the Paris of South America!