Trip Report: Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

There is no happier phrase for the weary traveler than “confirmed early check in”. After traveling half way around the world, from summer into winter, I was comforted knowing that once I arrived at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires my room would be ready and waiting for me.

The rooms have been recently renovated and have a nice sense of place. The decor includes a mix of materials associated with Argentina such as leather and silver, as well as details evocative of equestrian gear. My room said Buenos Aires, without screaming it. I was in the lead-in room category, a City-View Room, and it was spacious for one person and would be perfectly adequate for two.

Sitting Area

The layout was functional with a small hall, and large walk in closet. This was followed by a small, but perfectly appointed bathroom (except for the absence of a shaving platform in the shower) with a water closet and separate tube and shower. The bathroom has sliding barn-type doors that open into the bedroom to all for natural light in an otherwise windowless space.

I utilized the desk to get some work done and it was functional. I appreciated all of the outlets tucked away next to the desk, as well as the US plug adapter that was provided. My favorite feature was that the desk had two chairs. I find it awkward when two guests order from room service and one person has to lug over an armchair that is often at the incorrect height in order to dine at the table. Well done Four Seasons!

Desk

I went for a quick run in the gym, which is located near the spa and the outdoor heated pool. The gym has everything you would need for a good workout, including my favorite amenity, chilled towels. The gym is two rooms and the photo below is of the cardio room.

Gym

In terms of dining, there is buffet at breakfast that is every bit as good as you would imagine. Since I arrived so early on my first day, I ended up having breakfast on property twice. My one dinner was the delicious Burrata Sandwich at Pony Line.

Sandwich

I enjoyed my one night stay at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires. Great staff, comfortable and inviting room product, and the amenities and services commensurate with a five star hotel.

As a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, my clients receive the following complimentary amenities:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
  • Food and beverage credit of USD100
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites and villas)
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms, complimentary premium Internet in all suites.

Questions about the Four Seasons Buenos Aires? Ready to book? Get in touch via email or call me at 508-485-3061

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!