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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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