The Charm of Park Hyatt Buenos Aires:
Opened in 2006, the hotel combines the classic and contemporary. To travel between the two sections, guests cross the Park Hyatt's private garden or pass indoors through an art-filled arcade, where exhibitions change several times a year.
The most scintillating part of this top Buenos Aires hotel is its Crystal Room...as in Baccarat crystal. Here sparkling chandeliers illuminate a marble floor. Radiating out from the room are three inviting spaces: the masculine Oak Bar, proffering cigars and Scotch whiskies; the Piano Nobile Tea Room, where tempting sweets array before you; and the Library, offering succor to the mind and the appetite.
Guest Rooms at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires:
Pristine, modern and minimalist decor calls attention to the wood floor, elegant millwork, Persian rug, fireplace, and crystal chandelier overhead. The bed is as vast and white as a Patagonian snowfall. Blue silk curtains gracefully cascade to the floor. The balcony, with a chair and two tables, overlooks the hotel's private park, hotel restaurants, and a nearby neighbor: the Vatican embassy.
An upholstered fainting couch substitutes for a sofa. Behind a wooden door with an elegant filigreed brass doorknob is the bathroom, which has a freestanding oval tub for two and fluffy bath sheets. There's also a separate rainshower, marble sinks, a magnifying makeup mirror, and toilet and bidet.
A small knob on the bathroom wall imports audio from the main room TV, which except for a few English-speaking channels including Cinemax, sounds like Telemundo to the non-Porteño ear.
There is free wi-fi, a DVD player and library. The in-room safe features an outlet to charge a laptop, and at the desk guests can choose from three different current chargers, including an American outlet.
Note: This one-of-a-kind room can be requested when you make a reservation, but no guarantees. Those who prefer to go modern all the way will be happy in a sleek and modern Park Suite, in the Tower. Its bathroom features an oversize spa tub.
Dining at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires:
While you're letting your Malbec breathe (this marvelous wine gets better the longer it's out of the bottle), step into the air-conditioned and fragrant cheese cave with the maitre fromager. Rounds of local artisanal treasures are on display. If you like fondue, request it with your tasting.
Hours after that repast, if you're hungry, slide into a two-top at the rosy colored Duhau Restaurant, where a fire warms on cold winter nights. Sophisticated Argentine fare in on the menu, with many items featuring the country's delicious smoky flavor.
Pleasures of winter include a smoked and spiced pumpkin purée, served as a side dish; and a roasted garlic paste that adds piquancy to protein. In summer, dine al fresco on the terrace beside the garden.
There's also Gioia, the Italian restaurant on site (but you didn't fly to Buenos Aires to eat spaghetti, did you?) Executive chef Maximo Lopez oversees the restaurants as well as room service, which will be delivered by your butler.
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And there's much more here to bring out the cupid in every couple: Every Friday and Saturday night, guests may take a free tango lesson. And if you visit in the spring (October-December), there's Tango Under the Stars in the manicured garden.
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Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Info and Reservations:
Buenos Aires C1014AAD Argentina
Telephone: 54 11 5171 1234
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