Federer Finds Time For Tennis And Fine Wine in Argentina
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...
Not sure what Federer is into these days (somehow we doubt he's much of a smoker), but you could count on finding us knee-deep in the cigar lounge on the rooftop . He's apparently a drinker, though, as he mentioned in an interview that he was up for tasting some of the region's Malbecs. We're sure Algondon made that happen considering the Mansion's sister property is an award-winning winery.
The Royale Suite, shown in the photo above, starts at about $800 a night but can easily soar up into the thousand-dollar range on weekends and prime months. We hear Federer was hosted by the hotel, so it's possible he didn't have to spend a dime of the $71 million in prize money he's won over the years.
[Photos: Fanpop.com/Algondon Hotels]