Alvear Palace Hotel
The Alvear Palace is the grande-dame of Argentinian hotels, traditional and impossibly elegant. Upon entering the lobby of this ornate hotel, guests are immediately swept into the glamor and opulence of the surroundings. Cathedral ceilings with sparkling glass chandeliers and gold-leafed marble pillars anchor the grand entrance hall and uniformed guards greet each guest. The Louis XIV-style rooms were designed with attention to every detail — fine oil paintings adorn the walls, Frette Egyptian cotton linens dress the beds, and Hermes de Paris amenities await in the bathroom. Each guest has their own personal 24-hour butler service and, of course, access to the hotel’s heated indoor swimming pool and sauna.