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We Can't Even. The Barbie Themed Hotel Room Returns to The Hilton Buenos Aires

November 6, 2014 at 1:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

First, we go inside a Hello Kitty Suite. Now, we get a look at a Barbie Hotel Room.

Every few years, The Hilton Buenos Aires resurrects its Barbie rooms, much to the delight of little Barbie fans who happen to be traveling through Argentina.

This year, however, the hotel has really gone over the top with the Barbie amenities. For starters, when guests arrive at the hotel, there will be a giant Barbie shoe for photo ops. Guests who actually book the Barbie room (room 136), which was created in partnership with Barbie-maker, Mattel, will get a special dedicated check-in before taking a set of private, pink stairs up to the room.

Once inside, they will find a so-called "Barbie-themed paradise" filled with exclusive Barbie items not found anywhere else, including a changing closet full of fashion accessories and a pink catwalk for impromptu fashion shows. To die for.

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Four Seasons Buenos Aires Unveils Final Phase of Its Modern Gaucho-Style Reno

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  Site Where: Posadas 1086/88, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1011ABB
November 27, 2013 at 9:36 AM | by | Comment (1)

In June the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires unveiled the first phase of its $49 million reno: a new lobby, landscaping and gardens, guestrooms, and two new dining venues—the Elena Restaurant and the Pony Line Bar. One would think that that’s the whole she-bang. But wait, there’s more.

The final phase has just been completed and it involves a new CIELO spa and Nuestro Secreto, a seasonal restaurant.

The designers of the year-long reno had the tango in mind when they re-designed the hotel, and you can see this throughout the hotel with a sinuous swirl here and a locking of limbs pattern there. We, however, can also see a few “modern gaucho meets the horsey set” design elements, leather headboards in the rooms, horse statues at the entrance and in the Elena Restaurant and Pony Line Bar.

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The Hotel Faena Kicks Out Justin Bieber; We Approve

November 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

This past year, Justin Bieber has gone about making a fool of himself on his world tour yet his fans are still as rabid as ever stalking, storming and stampeding the hotels he's been staying at. Finally, a hotel in Buenos Aires had enough.

The Hotel Faena, asked Bieber and his crew to leave the hotel after they were seized by crazy fans who started tearing down hotel property, apparently thinking this would get them access to the teen star. It did not. But he dis prompt this tweet from him:

Meanwhile, this photo above was snapped by Bieber's official DJ (Ed. Note: This is a thing now?) and it shows just how ridiculous these fans were being.

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Sleep Among The Wine Ranks At Entre Cielos Mendoza

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  Site Where: 1998, GuardiaVieja - Vistalba, Lujan de Cuyo , Argentina
August 6, 2013 at 9:21 AM | by | Comments (0)

Maybe we should have said above the wine ranks, but you catch our drift. We love us some unusual hotels, and while overall the Entre Cielos Hotel in wine-centric Mendoza, Argentina, perhaps doesn’t necessarily fit in the category, its “Limited Edition” room is definitely something out of the ordinary.

Built on stilts above the hotel’s vineyard, the tube-shaped hotel room has a queen bed tucked in the corner of the open-plan living space, with skylights for stargazing at night. There is a full bathroom inside (you wouldn’t want to be traipsing back to the main hotel in the middle of the night after all) and the terrace has an outdoor bathtub so that you can soak while soaking up the views of the Andes Mountains, which look pretty spectacular in the distance.

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Four Seasons Buenos Aires Goes For A Little Nip And Tuck

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  Site Where: Posadas 1986/88, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1011ABB
January 14, 2013 at 9:29 AM | by | Comments (0)

From Fantasy Friday polo packages in Palm Beach last week, we’re going straight to the home of polo today: Argentina. Here, the Four Seasons Buenos Aires is going through a little freshening up, to the tune of $40 million no less.

A first phase has been completed, including a redesign of the lobby, an initial set of rooms, and the addition of a courtyard restaurant. Another part of the makeover? The opening of Pony Line, a bar inspired by – you guessed it – polo.

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Federer Finds Time For Tennis And Fine Wine in Argentina

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  Site Where: 1647 Montevideo Street, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
December 26, 2012 at 2:36 PM | by | Comment (1)

Nothing like finishing up the year with a little gossip: Tennis great Roger Federer got some rest in the arms of the Algodon Mansion last week, putting his feet up after a few exhibition matches and children's training camps in Buenos Aires.

We're not surprised, as the Algodon Mansion is certainly one of Argentina's more upscale properties. Here's what we know: They have the self-appointed "hottest" staff in the city, the smallest of the ten rooms will run you about $400 a night, and they throw one hell of a party so long as you have some cash to throw down.

It's a five-star hotel, but we like to think of it as a luxurious B&B, replacing the oh-so-sweet-cinnamon-bun-baking innkeeper with a 24-hour at-your-freaking-service private butler.

More on Fine Federer's stay after the jump...

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More Than Balls On A Wall: Buenos Aires' Hotel Boca Made For Soccer Fans

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  Site Where: D Tacuari 243, Buenos Aires , Argentina, 1071
December 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

Although not as popular in the US, it seems like the rest of the world goes bonkers for a little soccer. And if you're a fan of the fast paced game, you know not to call it soccer, but football. So with a rich history of football, it makes complete sense for Buenos Aires to open up the first football-themed hotel for players and fans.

Rest assured The Hotel Boca isn't a sports bar turned hotel with a few footballs hanging from the ceiling or framed jerseys adorning the walls.This is a modern and avante-garde designed property with all the luxuries we adore . Public areas and the two restaurants are themed in the blue and yellow of the hometown team, Boca Juniors, and decorated with memorabilia from the over 100 year old club.

Each of the rooms and suites are decked out with great design and comfy living space that would impress even the highest level athletes. The simple layout is complemented with pops of team color, but in a way that would make you think you'd walked into a 'superfan's' closet. Think tasteful, not gaudy.

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Buenos Aires Grand Hotel Opens in September for $189 a Night

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  Site Where: Av. Las Heras 1745, Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

The travel-savvy and sun worshippers will chase the good weather and head to the southern hemisphere next month. It'll be springtime in Buenos Aires come September with temps topping out in the low 70's--the right time to take in fashion shows and wine festivals and to check out the new Buenos Aires Grand Hotel opening in the stylish Recoleta nabe.

The 90-room hotel will provide all the comforts travelers crave—free WiFi, 40" plasma TVs, and Nespresso coffeemakers. Plus, they can boast as being one of the rare B.A. hotels to have a rooftop pool (with an artificial current), so we’re anticipating quite the scene of designer-swimsuit wearing patrons come summer evenings starting in December (yep, remember it's opposite season).

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Inside a Room at Hotel El Aguamiel on the Outskirts of Mendoza, Argentina

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  Site Where: Maipu, Argentina
June 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Have you ever been standing in the middle of a sun-drenched field or garden and just wished you could plop a bed right there in the middle of it all and take a nap? Well, the Hotel El Aguamiel took that yearning to a higher level and plopped a 6-room hotel in the middle of a vineyard, in Argentina's wine country just outside of Mendoza.

Yesterday we toured you around the restaurant, pool and grounds, but today we'll actually go inside our own room on the property, # 6.

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All Around El Aguamiel, a 6-Room Hotel in Argentina's Wine Country

June 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

We had our DSLR camera stolen in Argentina, while attempting to bike the wine routes outside of Mendoza. It was a harrowing experience we cringe to remember, but luckily we were staying at the rural 6-room Hotel El Aguamiel at the time and returning from being interrogated by 15 bulletproof vest-wearing officers to our little slice of vineyard heaven far outweighs all the negative. Yes, we can't wait to go back.

El Aguamiel is a property we chanced upon, while browsing the Argentina offerings on flash hotel sale site Jetsetter.com. Yes, we were heading in the direction of Mendoza and yes, we could totally take a couple days to chill out surrounded by the grapes that make the Malbecs we ordered from brunch 'til midnight.

At $169 per night with free WiFi and breakfast, it was a no-brainer. Sadly the hotel is no longer listed on Jetsetter, but here's hoping it returns soon.

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There's a Vineyard Guard Dog at Argentina's Hotel El Aguamiel

February 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Meet Anna.

In the wine region around Mendoza, there sits a tiny design-focused hotel—El Aguamiel—with its own vineyard...and its own vineyard guard dog. Anna is a large, black presence on the property, as she slinks around the 6 rooms (yes, only 6), the pool, the restaurant and the many rows of Malbec grapes.

Now, with video:

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Francis Ford Coppola Could Use a 'Godfather' in Buenos Aires

June 21, 2011 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Director/vintner/hotelier Francis Ford Coppoloa is having a tough go with his Jardin Escondido in Buenos Aires. The small boutique hotel got robbed the other night, for the second time. From the Washington Post:

Police say the robbers made off with money and valuables, but more details were unavailable about how or when the robbery occurred. The official news agency Telam quoted a hotel employee as saying nobody was hurt in the incident.

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