A true palace and stylish symbol of the Belle Époque, the Alvear Palace Hotel formally opened its doors in 1932. The hotel has always played a central role in Argentina’s social, cultural, political and business life. Conceived as a luxury hotel for European visitors, the Alvear Palace quickly became the city’s centre of class and refinement.
The hotel is located in La Recoleta, an elegant neighbourhood, home to parks, wide avenues, traditional cafés, restaurants, museums, imposing mansions and the stores of top international brands. The streets and avenues of Recoleta are lined with French architecture, which when combined with porteños – the sophisticated locals – leads many visitors to identify this area as ‘the Paris of South America’.
A history of elegance
Magnificent architecture and decoration put the Alvear Palace Hotel in a class of its own, making it a reference point for luxury hotels around the world. The Alvear is recognised globally for its unparalleled combination of hospitality, personalised service and modern technology.
The rooms and suites are elegantly decorated in empire and Louis XV style
The hotel offers 191 rooms and suites, 10 impeccable ballrooms, and the best restaurants in Buenos Aires; it’s the perfect place to stay when you’re in the city. The essence of the Alvear Palace, its history, elegance, and caring and dedicated staff guarantee a remarkable experience for everyone that visits the hotel.
The rooms and suites are elegantly decorated in empire and Louis XV style. Each spacious abode is filled with ornate furniture, sumptuous fabrics and beautiful chandeliers, as well as toiletries from Hermès de Paris, exclusively available in Argentina.
The Alvear Palace deluxe suites come with the added luxury of butler service, a fresh fruit basket on guests’ arrival day, 500-thread Egyptian cotton bed linen, large bathrooms with jacuzzi baths, LCD TV and a hands-free phone, a direct fax line, DVD player, and in-room PCs are available on request. There is also complimentary wi-fi internet access in every room and public areas, and access to the business centre and spa.
A traditional meeting place in Buenos Aires, L’Orangerie Restaurant provides visitors with a relaxing environment, natural light and tasteful décor. It is the perfect place to enjoy a splendid breakfast, an international buffet lunch and, in the afternoon, the classic Alvear afternoon tea. Served complete with white gloves, Limoges tableware and enchanting piano melodies, afternoon tea allows guests to sample the signature Alvear Blend – an exquisite black tea with hints of almond, citrus and rose petal. On Sundays, L’Orangerie is the ideal place to enjoy a typical Sunday brunch, exquisitely prepared by the hotel’s executive chef.
Considered the best restaurant in Buenos Aires, La Bourgogne offers exquisite French cuisine from the inimitable Grand Chef Relais and Châteaux, Jean Paul Bondoux. Having trained in Paris, he is a member of the French Cuisine Academy, and Argentine judge for the Bocuse d’Or.
The Lobby Bar is an elegant space decorated with French-style wooden boiserie. Enjoy your favourite cocktail, delicious appetisers and a wide selection of wines in a space shared by famous faces and powerful businesspeople. Alternatively, try the Cigar Bar, specially designed for cigar lovers. It is the perfect place in which to enjoy an exclusive selection of cigars, the most outstanding distilled drinks, and the best chocolates in the world.
Guests at the Alvear Palace Hotel are also treated to a sun-drenched spa. Designed to awaken the senses, the Alvear Spa and Fitness Centre is a refuge for relaxation and serenity, where body care and rejuvenation are the only priorities. With a harmonious blend of luxury and excellent service, it’s the perfect place for guests to indulge in pure pleasure while enhancing their quality of life.
The Alvear Palace Hotel’s opulent package has attracted personalities from the world of art, cinema, sports and music, including: Gustavo Santaolalla, Mario Testino, Henry Kissinger, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Isabel Allende, Oliver Stone, Francis Ford Coppola, Antonio Banderas, Geraldine Chaplin, Sharon Stone, Sofía Loren, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Claudia Schiffer, Magic Johnson, Michael Schumacher, Shaquille O’Neal, Matt Damon, Paloma Picasso, and many others.