Argentina. The name evokes a chilling spirit of mystery and romance. Argentina is not only the home of the gaucho cowboys, Eva Perón, and the birthplace of Che Guevara, it is also a land known for its luxuries and taste in the finer things. From elegant tango dancing to world-renowned beef, Argentina is constantly raising the bar for Latin America, and their thriving luxury hotel business is no different.
1. Alevar Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
With rooms starting at under $400 USD, Alevar is one of the premier spots to stay in Buenos Aires, which is the capital and the largest city in Argentina. The hotel contains ten magnificent halls with a capacity from 10 to 800 people for seminars, business meetings, company launches, or important social events.
Suites range in size from their “Palace Classic” single bed hotel rooms all the way up to grand luxury suites. The hotel is also renowned for its spa featuring both relaxation and beauty programs, pools, solariums, and a staffed fitness center. For dining in, there is contemporary Argentinian food at the Alvear Grill or a full-service classical dining lounge at L’Orangerie. After a five-star meal, head down to the Lobby Bar, or up top for a nightcap at the famous outdoor Alvear Roof Bar.
2. Faena Luxury Hotel, Buenos Aires
Just a few blocks from Alevar, lies a hotel that has several locations around the world and that have built their reputation on their incredible service and fantastic accommodations. The Faena brags incredible food, professional tango dancers, and a beautiful theatrical design that will make you feel like you’re getting the red-carpet treatment, period.
Rooms vary in size from singles and duplexes to lofty studios and top-of-the-line signature suites. The hotel features two full-service restaurants, several bars, and a highly acclaimed spa. Bistro Sur provides guests with classic Spanish “haut” food, while the El Mercado caters to alfresco dining cooked in a traditional terracotta oven. There are three bars which include the electic Library Lounge, the 1920’s tango inspired Cabaret Club Bar, and the Pool bar. The spa is a great place to kick back for treatment or enjoy a relaxing steam session.
3. Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires
Situated on the Avenida Alvear, the Hotel Palacio Duhau, the Park Hyatt of Buenos Aires, is located in the city’s most fashionable residential shopping district. With a name like Park Hyatt, this chateau styled luxury hotel lives up to its name with rooms starting at $450 USD. It is surrounded by area attractions that are within walking distance at times, as well as several five-star restaurants and bars available for your pleasure. Spa treatments are scheduled daily at your request with some of the finest massage therapists in the world.
4. House of Jasmines, Salta, Argentina
If you are looking for a more intimate experience in your travels, the House of Jasmines is a beautiful, remote location that is reminiscent of a classic “Bed and Breakfast” in their laid-back approach. But don’t let that fool you, the Fenestraz family has styled all their rooms and suites to be the very definition of “comfort” and “refinement”.
These luxury rooms start at only $110 USD and the surrounding grounds have various packages and sites to see, including one of the largest wineries in Argentina, horseback riding through the Andes, cooking classes, and full-blown honeymoon packages. With its large fireplace and clay oven, the house restaurant, La Table, specializes in local farm-to-table Argentinean cuisine.
5. Los Cauquenes Resort, Ushuaia
Located on the shores of the Beagle Channel, Los Cauquenes Resort offers both active adventure and tourism, dining experiences, spa and wellness treatments, poolside service, and a visage of some of nature’s finest views.
This is the resort for you if you’re looking for excursions you can come back to your room from and enjoy a proper pampering. You can experience fantastic cuisine both in town or at Gourmet Patagonia in the hotel itself. Schedule a spa treatment or take a personal day and wander the beautiful scenic area. Rooms here start at around $250 USD.
6. Park Hyatt Mendoza, Mendoza
With a five-star name comes a five-star expectation, and the Park Hyatt is no exception. Their Mendoza hotel here in Argentina features both rooms and suites, rooms starting off at around $200 USD. Restaurants in the hotel include renowned names such as Bistro M. Restaurant & Terraces, Grill Q, and the classy Uvas Lounge or Ambar Living Bar.
The perk to booking a stay at the Park Hyatt is its location, right in the heart of the Andes nearby some of the country’s best wineries. These wineries include the Maipú Winery and Luján de Cuyo Winery, both of which are under a fifteen-minute drive.
7. The Vines Resort and Spa, Mendoza
Also in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, this aptly named resort and spa is a small section of one of the largest wineries in the country. With over 21 villas, traditional open-flame cooking, and some award-winning vintages, a stay in this paradise starts at around $900 USD.
In addition to good food and great wine, the resort also offers your standard spa treatments, a brand new state-of-the-art pool, Blend-Your-Own-Wine excursions, and several hiking/horseback riding options into the Andes. There is also a fantastic gym and outdoor fitness sessions, yoga classes, and other health-oriented treatments for you to choose from.
8. Casa de Uco Vineyards and Wine Resort, Mendoza
Another fabulous place to visit, Casa de Uco is a beautiful modern building built to harmonize with the natural landscape around it. The hotel staff are friendly and take their traditional code of hospitality very seriously, resulting in a very high satisfaction rate among customers, many of whom become repeat clients.
Starting at $390 USD, Uco has a full-service spa and very beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. They boast in farm-to-table sustainability in their restaurants and even have their own private wineries and vineyards available for touring.
9. Arakur, Ushuaia
This castle in the Andes lies in the heart of Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén but still offers first-class services like their breathtaking view from a glass-walled lobby, a buffet breakfast, a disturbance-free business center. guided hiking tours, a city center shuttle. heated pool, gymnasium, and even skiing shuttles and services. Rooms start at around $300 USD and give you access to the Reserve, all their amenities, and even full-scale production musicals featured within the resort itself.
10. Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Bariloche
When luxury goes to look rugged, it becomes the cypress and hemlock giant known as Llao Llao. This gaucho-inspired Hacienda resort has a park, 18 holes of golf, five restaurants, and rooms starting as low as $300 USD for a stay. This frontier-styled hunting lodge of a resort has several hundred rooms, on-site concierge and in-house medical staff, loads of activities both in and out of doors, and sit’s right on several beautiful lakes just waiting to be explored or lounged near.
Argentina has a thriving tourism culture, and part of that culture is a dedication to luxury hospitality. This makes travel to Argentina an absolute joy, and you can expect only the best when your plane touches down here, be it for leisure or for business.
So, what are you waiting for? Vamanos!
Guido Graf is Founder of Privateupgrades. Privateupgrades is a global luxury travel club with over 20 years of experience in luxury hotels, ensuring exclusive VIP privileges like upgrades, free breakfast, free nights, rate discounts, free airport transfers, free massages and much more.