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Even The Cocktails Are Arty At El Casco Art Hotel

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  Site Where: Av. Bustillo Km 11,5, Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
October 1, 2010 at 9:24 AM | by | ()

El Casco's Lobby Bar

Is the WiFi free? Does the gym have good machines? All these things get noticed when checking into a hotel, but what about the atmosphere of the place—specifically the art on the walls or on the floor? All this week, we'll be highlighting properties around the world that do their artwork right, and the specific pieces you should stare long and hard at when next you drop by.

Today: El Casco Art Hotel's's cocktail art.

The entirety of this 33-room hotel in Argentina's Patagonian Lake District is a piece of art. It re-opened in 2007 with a collection of over 475 Argentine paintings and sculptures curated by owner Ignacio Gutiérrez Zaldívar, a noted collector in the Buenos Aires art community.

Suites are named after individual artists whose work decorates the room (you can book rooms such as the Bertani, Quirós or Soldi Suite), but there is also art in the garden, lobby and hotel bar.

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YOW - Llao Llao Hotel & Resort

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  Site Where: Av. Ezequiel Bustillo Km 25, Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
December 1, 2004 at 4:29 PM | by | ()

With exchange rates in the American's favor (a welcome respite given the Euro's current domination), there's no better time to visit one of Argentina's Leading Hotels in the World.

Llao Llao is a beautiful lodge nestled between tall peaks, surrounded by a 9-hole golf course and overlooking a wide lake - making it ideal for both winter and summertime visits.

The hotel also boasts an impressives spa. Everything from massages, facials to yoga instruction is offered.

Folks rave about the outdoor pool, which mounts López, Capilla and the Tronador

Don't miss an excursion into town for a fantastic meal of indigenous smoked fish with various local spreads. Absolutely delicious!

Anyone want to go to Argentina with us? Maybe we can smuggle home some alpacas and start a farm.