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

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

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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Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires Opens in September, From $145 a Night

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  Site Where: Soler 5862, Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 22, 2010 at 8:51 AM | by | ()

If you're looking for a great deal on a brand new boutique hotel this fall, head south. All the way down to Palermo Hollywood, the stylish nabe in Buenos Aires, where Fierro Hotel opens on September 1.

This spacious Superior Room (438 square feet) will set you back just $145 USD a night with the hotel's special opening rate, and that includes a breakfast buffet and unlimited internet access.

But if you can wait a bit longer, you may want to schedule a BA trip for September 30—that's the night of Fierro's VIP Opening Event, including a cocktail reception and dinner at the hotel's Hernán Gipponi Restaurante paired with Argentine wines.

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The Algodon Mansion is Only Open for Private Parties Right Now

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  Site Where: Montevideo 1647, Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM | by | ()

This might be a first on HotelChatter.

We've heard of hotels holding secret pre-opening parties for celebrities and posh events (GPH, Thompson Beverly Hills) a few days or weeks before the hotel's actual opening, but the all-suite luxury hotel, The Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires, is hosting investors and private parties for a few more months before opening to the general public. Apparently, an Hermes bash was hosted there last week.

The hotel was expected to open in March and now it looks like summer is a more realistic time. Hopefully, the hotel staff will still be hot by then.

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Is This The Hottest Hotel Staff in Buenos Aires?

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  Site Where: Montevideo 1647, Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 17, 2010 at 4:20 PM | by | ()

The Algodon Mansion Hotel thinks so!

The hotel sent us some snaps of the pre-opening party they hosted for Buenos Aires architect/interior designer/socialite Javier Iturrioz (wow, he certainly has a lot of jobs!) Amongst the snaps of BA socialites and modelizers partying it up at the hotel, we came across this shot of the staff. And we likey. But we thinks they might need a few more good men!

If you're headed to BA soon, you can meet the staff in-person when the hotel opens which should be any day now. And if you've got socialite money, splurge on one of the rooms which are actually suites. Those start at around $775 a night and come with your own personal butler.

Random Argentinian male socialite shots below.

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'Mi Casa es Su Casa' Says Buenos Aires' Fancy New Algodon Mansion

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  Site Where: Montevideo 1647, Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 27, 2010 at 3:15 PM | by | ()

The Algodon Buenos Aires: your private dancer. Er, we mean mansion.

Joining the long lineage of estate-cum-hotels is Buenos Aires' Algodon Mansion, a 20,000 square foot property whose roots date back to 1912. The hotel, set to open in March of this year, is being described in an all too familiar manner: your home away from home (or "Your Own Private Mansion").

The hotel's "mi casa es su casa" messaging is certainly inviting, but more fantasy than reality, as these things go. Not many people have a personal butler at their beck and call 24/7, let alone a rooftop pool, baby grand pianos, suites with a view of an interior two-story waterfall, or a cognac bar with a selection of "premium handcrafted cigars" at their actual homes. That's in addition to some of the other cushy amenities we reported on last year.

We've since come across more hotel specs, photos which you can see after the jump.

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NYT Not Particularly Impressed by the cE Hotel de Diseno

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  Site Where: Marcelo T. De Alvear 1695 [map], Buenos Aires, United States, C1060AAE
October 26, 2009 at 11:42 AM | by | ()

There’s nothing quite like a glowing hotel endorsement from the New York Times. And by glowing, we mean flickering like a string of Christmas lights about to expire. That’s the feeling we got reading this week’s Check In, Check Out column, in which a Times-er describes the 28-room cE Hotel de Diseño in Buenos Aires as “slightly more stylish alternative to the corporate chains.” Sort of ouchy, don’t you agree?

“While the minimalist-cool hotel, which opened in 2005, offers a few sumptuous extras like Jacuzzi hydro-massage tubs in every room,” writes the NYT, “it lacks such basics as a full-service restaurant and closet space readily available in this price range.”

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Axel Hotel Excels in Buenos Aires

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  Site Where: Venezuela 649, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 6, 2009 at 9:55 AM | by | ()

We keep hearing how Buenos Aires is the gay capital of South America, but we didn’t believe it until the Axel Hotel opened.

Axel properties are geared towards the gay community but make sure to call themselves “heterofriendly.” That philosophy especially makes sense in a city like Buenos Aires where the nightlife is extremely mixed, and you’d be hard pressed to find an exclusively gay or exclusively straight bar or club.

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Where to Stay in Montevideo

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  Site Where: Bartolomé Mitre, 1361, Montevideo, Uruguay
January 28, 2009 at 2:10 PM | by | ()

All this week, Eric Rosen will be bringing us his hotel recommendations for an interesting trip down in South America. He explains it all in our latest hotel guide--Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.

Ever since I first found Montevideo on a map as a kid, I’ve wanted to visit the strangely named city, not least of all because it was in an odd-shaped little country called Uruguay that I somehow thought was Paraguay’s little brother. Ah, the logic of kids. Little did I know that the city was only named Montevideo because someone read a map wrong. The name derives from cartographer shorthand, where the site it was founded was listed as Monte VI, E. Oe., meaning “Mountain #6 oriented east-west” in Spanish. Still, I thought it was worth a quick visit.

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Where to Stay in Colonia del Sacramento

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  Site Where: Ituzaningó 232, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
January 27, 2009 at 12:11 PM | by | ()

All this week, Eric Rosen will be bringing us his hotel recommendations for an interesting trip down in South America. He explains it all in our latest hotel guide--Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.

I’m going to be honest. There is not a huge amount to see in Colonia Del Sacramento. Most people just zip in and out in a day. The main draw is the fact that the ferry from Buenos Aires takes barely an hour to get there, and you get a cool stamp and some more fun, colorful money to play around with for the day.

The flip side is that if you do decide to spend the night here, either as a getaway from hectic B.A. or as a stopover on your way to Montevideo or Punta del Este, Colonia does provide a charming, quirky setting in which to unwind after the rigors of South American travel, and once the droves of day-trippers go home, you practically have the place to yourself.

The town was founded by the Portuguese in 1680, and if you spend any time in Uruguay, you will definitely be able to hear the Portuguese influence in the language. I’m sorry, but your Spanish 101 conversational skills just will not cut it here, what with odd slang, interesting (to say the least) grammar, and an accent so strong, the Uruguayans might as well be speaking Dutch. Most people in Uruguay don’t seem to have very strong English skills, so try to brush up on your español.

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The Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South

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  Site Where: Azcuenaga 1268, Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 26, 2009 at 11:58 AM | by | ()

All this week, Eric Rosen will be bringing us his hotel recommendations for an interesting trip down in South America. He explains it all in our latest hotel guide--Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.

Thirty-three degrees is an interesting number. According to Masonic lore, it is the line of latitude at which one’s psychic energy dies. Spooky. It is also the latitude of such mundane destinations as Phoenix, Atlanta, Dallas and Long Beach, not to mention Baghdad and Islamabad. Not exactly trendsetting places to jet.

If we flip the globe, however, and trace the same latitude, the route becomes a lot more interesting, taking us in to the heart of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Thus, we bring you Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.

We will lodge you not only in Buenos Aires but also across the Mar De Plata in the little fort town of Colonia del Sacramento, on to chaotic Montevideo, then across the continent to slick Santiago, Chile, before ending up in the wine-lover’s paradise of Mendoza in the Andes foothills. Sounds better than a road trip to Birmingham, Alabama (also at 33 degrees north), now doesn’t it?

Read on to learn more about where you should stay and what you should do along the 33rd Parallel South.

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Madonna's Millions Put To Use at Four Seasons Buenos Aires

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  Site Where: Posadas 1086 88, Buenos Aires, Argentina, CP1011
December 10, 2008 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

When Madonna travels, there's no messing around. According to gossip reports, the provocative pop star spent $1 million at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires when she was in Argentina for her Sticky and Sweet tour.

Madonna is said to have splashed out $9,000 a night to stay in the hotel's luxury suite - a private mansion in the grounds - while her 200 backing dancers, singers, make-up artists, choreographers, managers and security took up another 110 rooms, costing a minimum of $600 each.

The Four Seasons is without a doubt one of BA's best luxury hotels yet we're a little dismayed that Madonna wasn't able to negotiate some sort of group rate for her team. $600 a night is crazy expensive. The Moreno Hotel's lofts, which start around $150 a night probably would have suited them better.

[Photo: IndieSpeaker]

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Why Does The Hotel Room of the Future Turn Us Off?

November 19, 2008 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

There's tons of hotel news flying around this week and we don't have time to give each and every story the love and attention it may deserve, so you will have to settle for some news briefs.

· More Detes on the Future Hotel Room: More pictures of that whole weird LAVA room has come online and is it just us or is this a total hotel bonerkiller? The room will use high-tech lighting to help guests adjust from jet-lag but can they do something about the stark white furniture? Also, do not be hungover in this room. [Gizmodo]

· Bellevue Hospital Hotel? Rumour return that the craziest crazy place in NYC might turn into a hotel. Or it might not. It's not exactly the best time to open an asylum hotel. [Curbed]

· Even Northwest England Hotels Need Nookie Too: The new Vincent Hotel in Southport is offering “intimate seduction kits” in all of its rooms.

· Moreno Hotel Pics: Jaunted editor Paul Brady dropped in some of his photos from his stay at the Moreno Hotel. [HotelChatter Flickr Pool]

[Photo via Gizmodo]