Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires


Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a part of the Toronto-based Four Seasons chain of luxury hotels and resorts. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is South America’s only “World’s Best Hotel” recognized by "Institutional Investor" and rated in the Top 100 International Hotels, Resorts and Spas by "Zagat" in 2006. It is located in the La Recoleta District, the cultural epicenter of Argentina.

History

Constructed in 1992 and recently renovated, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a 13-floor main marble tower that combines contemporary and French styles. Along with the main tower, the hotel includes a turn-of-the-19th century Louis XIV French-style mansion, which houses the suites. The Mansion was a wedding gift from Mr. Felix Alzaga Unzue to his wife Elena Peña en 1920. It is one of the oldest Mansions in the Recoleta area.The mansion adds a Parisian atmosphere with its stone façade and Belle Époque style. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires currently houses 138 guest rooms, including 27 suites.

Hotel Restoration

Francisco Lopez Bustos is a prestigious Argentine architect who has worked on several 5 star hotels and embassies including the Irish and New Zealand embassies and business offices. His partner, Marcela Carvajal, is an expert in textiles. The restoration consultant for the Mansion also worked on the restoration of the Colon Theatre Opera House.

Suites on the first floor (101, 102 and 103) have been restored to reflect classical French and Italian Styles. Suite 101 has a French Neoclassical style, but with contemporary accents. Its decor features woven and printed silks, lacquered wood, and fine marbles. The bedroom has a Luis XV and Luis XVI style. The dining room presents a more eclectical French style of the 20th Century. This room contains an armoire with Boulle marquetry, in a Napoleon III style. The living room contains two small cupboards in Chinese lacquer with Coromandel panels. All of these pieces were made in Paris during the 19th Century. An exact replica of Luis XVI's library has been made for the living room. This room also contains a Luis XV desk.

Suite 102 has a more eclectic style, yet keeping a classic-contemporary French spirit. Its living-room is decorated in a Pompeian style.

Suite 103 is closer to an Italian Belle Epoque style, and presents a livelier shade of colors. The sitting room contains a restored Persian carpet from the late 19th Century. The dresser in the bedroom is of the Belle Epoque Style, though French.

Suites on the second floor are decorated in a more intimate style, closer to English townhouses or French provincial, with period upholstery such as Toile de Jouy wall panels and draperies.

Ilustred visitors

*Madonna
*The Rolling Stones
*Michael Jackson
*U2
*Juliet Binoche

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