Buenos Aires – Alvear Palace
The grandest hotel in Buenos Aires has been a high-society fixture since 1932. The 197 rooms and suites are opulently furnished with art and antiques; the original features are in tip-top condition; and the atmospheremanages to be both elegant and decadent. There are two restaurants, L’Orangerie and La Bourgogne, and an Art Deco-style Cigar Bar.
X-factor ‘The service here befits the Alvear’s high-society clientele,’ says Gold List contributor Colin Barraclough. ‘Bilingual butlers press clothes on arrival, concierges handle anything from flower deliveries to chopper charters, and personal shoppers unearth hidden gems.’