Alvear Palace Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alvear Palace Hotel
Alvear Ave. 1891 – (C1129AAA)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Founded in 1932, it is family privately owned, and headed by Mrs Olga Petroni, CEO. Our hotel development strategy is to provide an excellent experience to all our visitors, and an impeccable personalized service.
ALVEAR PALACE HOTEL
History & Story
A true palace and undisputed symbol of the Belle Époque, the Alvear Palace Hotel opened its doors in 1932. The hotel is located in Recoleta, one of the most stylish neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.
Conceived as a luxury hotel for European visitors, the Alvear Palace Hotel soon became the epitome of class and refinement. Work on the hotel began after Dr. de Miero, a Buenos Aires businessperson and socialite, brought the first blueprints from Paris. Designer Verschere and architects Pirovano and Brodsky constructed the hotel’s famous façade. Visionary engineers, Escudero and Ortúzar, and the architect Medhurst Thomas and his associate, G.E. Harris, designed the construction and decor of the hotel.
The Alvear Palace Hotel has always played a central role in Argentina’s social, cultural, political and business life. The hotel had distinct owners until 1984, when a group of Argentine businessmen took over and began an ambitious effort to recover the glory and original style of the hotel, while adding modern technology.
The Alvear Palace Hotel was named a Historical Monument by the City of Buenos Aires in 2003.
The Hotel has grand French-inspired public areas and gracious 192 guestrooms & suites decorated in Empire and Louis XV style with crystal chandelier, golden walls and argentine work of arts, offering Hermes de Paris toiletries, fresh fruits in room the arrival date and complimentary WI-FI. Exclusive service for Deluxe Suites and higher categories, a team of Butlers assists guests, making their stay a unique and memorable experience.
The recently renewed top floors unveils 15 spacious, contemporary designed suites with exclusive access to the Alvear Lounge. Open from 7am to 7 pm, the Alvear Lounge offers to these guests complimentary buffet breakfast, lunch, wines, soft drinks and infusions.
The restaurants and bars are traditional meeting points in Buenos Aires, with warm ambiance and exquisite international cuisine. Savor at L´Orangerie Restaurant excellent buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and the classic Alvear High Tea. At La Bourgogne celebrated Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Jean Paul Bondoux delights you with the most refined French cuisine. To enjoy signature drinks and delicious appetizers, the Champagne Bar, the Lobby Bar and the Alvear Roof Bar are excellent options.
New areas on the uppermost levels, with great city views include an indoor heated pool with pool bar and solariums.
Not to miss is the luxurious Spa & Fitness Center that features a vitality pool, sauna, steam bath, body and face treatments, kinesis and high- tech fitness equipment. A fully equipped Business Center provides all the comfort and technology.
Incessant dedication to the highest international standards of excellence gained the hotel membership in the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World.
Main strength, special touch
- Hermès de Paris toiletries
- Butler Service, exclusive for Deluxe Suites and higher categories
- Pressing of one piece of cloth per guest, on the arrival date
- Fresh fruits in room on the arrival date
- 500 threads Egyptian cotton bed linen
- Complimentary WIFI internet access
Location, Key sites and activities
Located in Recoleta, the Alvear Palace’s elegant neighborhood is home to parks, wide avenues, traditional cafes, restaurants, museums (Bellas Artes, MALBA), imposing mansions and luxurious stores of top brands. The streets and avenues of Recoleta are lined with French architecture, which when combined with the elegance of the “porteños” who live there, leads many visitors to identify this area as « the Paris of South America. »
As a reference point among the world’s luxury hotels, The Alvear Palace Hotel is proud to have welcomed :
• His and Her Royal Highness the King and Queen of Netherlands
• His and Her Excellency the Emperor and Empress of Japan
• His and Her Majesty the King and Queen of Spain
And Walt Disney, Henry Kissinger, Daniel Barenboim, Arthur Miller, Isabel Allende, Francis Ford Coppola, Alan Parker, Antonio Banderas, Geraldine Chaplin, Catherine Deneuve, Salma Hayek, Sharon Stone, Donatella Versace, Kenzo, Inés de la Fressange, Jean Alesi, Michael Schumacher, Tommy Lee Jones, Matt Damon, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise, Al Pacino, among others.
The hotel has 192 rooms & suites, elegantly decorated in Empire and Louis XV style and on the recently renewed top floors unveil 15 spacious, contemporary designed suites with exclusive access to the Alvear Lounge
Palace & Premier Palace Rooms
Junior and Premier Junior Suites
Deluxe and Premier Deluxe Suites
Presidential and Executive Presidential Suites
Junior Lounge Suites
Deluxe Lounge Suites
Roof Garden Suite
Restaurant(s), Bars & Stars
L´Orangerie is a traditional meeting place in Buenos Aires; it is the perfect place to enjoy a stunning breakfast, an international lunch buffet, or afternoon tea with the classic Alvear Tea. Tea is served complete with white gloves and Limoges tableware. On Sundays, L’Orangerie is the ideal place to enjoy the typical Sunday Brunch, exquisitely prepared by the hotel’s Executive Chef.
For 22 years now, Le Bourgogne Restaurant has been delighting the most refined palates with the dedicated preparations of the Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef JeanPaul Bondoux. Specializing in high French cuisine and based on French techniques that have been developed by a team of young professionals, the attractive grill andròtissoire adds a theatrical touch to the dining experience.
Taste signature drinks and delicious appetizers at the Champagne Bar, the Lobby Bar and the cozy Alvear Roof Bar, with great city views.
SWELLNESS & FITNESS
Alvear Spa occupies 8,600 sq. ft. of elegance and restful harmony. A sun-drenched space that awakens the senses, it is the perfect place for guests to indulge in pure pleasure while enhancing their quality of life
- Five treatment rooms for facials, massages, body treatments, revitalizing, detoxifying and therapeutic programs.
- A wellness area created to provide an intimate atmosphere feature steam baths, sauna, pressure showers and a stainless steel vitality pool with ozonated bubbles to detoxify and relax.
- Dedicate to your comfort, the Fitness Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and muscle-building technology.
- Beauty Services include hairstyling, manicure and pedicure.
Corporate and celebration events
Alvear Palace is widely acclaimed for its ten banquet halls. These rooms host business meetings, seminars, social events, weddings, birthday parties and other celebrations. With capacity between 10 and 800 people, the rooms are often booked for the most important events in the city. They are ideal for any event and can be equipped for teleconferences. The hotel can provide large-screen video projectors, wireless networks, electronic blackboards and sound systems.
Hotel main Awards
2016 – #10 between the 20 « Best City Hotels » of the world, Andrew Harper´s 2016, Reader´s Choice Awards, Andrew Harper´s Hideaway Report
2016 – #3 between the 10 best city hotels in Central and South America, Travel + Leisure
2015 – Gold List, Alvear Palace Hotel, Condé Nast Traveler
2015 – #4 in Top 25 Hotels in South America Reader’s Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler
2015 – #6 Buenos Aires’ 10 Best Hotels near the Cruise Port, USA Today
2015 – #30 of the World’s Best Hotel Bars, The Lobby Bar at Alvear Palace Hotel included, CNN.com
2015 – Top 100 Best Suites, Alvear Palace Hotel included, Elite Traveler (2015)
2015 Town & Country’s Travel 100 list, “ 100 Hotels That Will Change Your Life: The Ultimate Check-In Checklist,” Alvear Palace Hotel included in the “Classic Hotels” Category among 150 Best Travel Experiences, Town & Country
2015 – #8 in Top City Hotels 2015 Reader´s Choice Awards , Andrew Harper´s Hideaway Report
2015 – #4 in City Hotels in Central America and South America, World’s Best Hotels Travel + Leisure
Number of employees
More than 450 trained professionals guarantee the highest levels of customer service in the 191 rooms, that is 2 staff members for every room.