Buenos Aires: Best Hotels for Design Enthusiasts

Buenos Aires’ hotel industry has boomed over the last five years, catering to a growing demand for personalized experiences and bespoke customer service over corporate and impersonal luxury. This selection of five hotels all have a strong design focus, with clued up concierge staff and expert local knowledge to help guests make the most of the city and feel at home. They are conveniently located in vibrant and safe neighborhoods located just a short taxi ride away or walking distance from recommendable bars and eateries.

The paint is still drying at this brand new addition to Palermo. Adolfo Suaya’s project is a homage to the best of old fashioned Buenos Aires, with the decor echoing a 1930s vibe, from the wood-paneled reception desk and vintage books to voyage-themed accoutrements such as period suitcases.


The rooms are personalized with tasteful Buenos Aires photography and recycled local materials, from felt to wood. The top floor penthouse suite boasts a sizable balcony- ideal for impromptu get togethers. In addition, the much loved local bistro Mooi opened its second branch in collaboration with the hotel, offering guests brunch options to compliment their stay.

The hotel’s eleven uniquely decorated suites boast quintessential Argentine elements such as cowhide rugs, wool throws and leather headboards. In addition to honoring the city’s art deco heritage with specially commissioned ornate mirrors and floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms, the wooden deck terrace provides a verdant enclave to relax or sunbathe.


Its award winning molecular restaurant Tarquino, run by Dante Liporace will have you chomping your way through a whole cow and in his foamy incarnation of a provolone pizza, served in a martini glass.

Home Hotel is exactly what it sounds like. A home away from home. Irish owners Tom Rixton and Patricia O’Shea know a thing or two about travel. The multinational brains behind Home Hotel have a meticulous approach to customer service, ticking all the boxes and thinking up new ones for even the most fastidious and seasoned world traveller.


The essence of Home is epitomized by the self contained and private suites, which tastefully fuse iconic mid century design pieces with flea market gems and bespoke wallpaper. The Garden Suites are a must for those seeking even more privacy, peace and quiet. Both their in-house spa and cocktail bar are exemplary and available to the general public.

Located on the cusp of Recoleta in nearby Retiro, this stunning hotel was originally a drab 80s concrete high-rise. Thanks to the ingenuity of design duo Cecilia Nigro and Mariana Rappaport alongside architects Miguel Florio and Dolores Biocca, Arroyo Hotel was transformed into the chic incarnation it is today.


The decor is both style-conscious and accommodating, with custom made pieces by young Argentine designers nestling alongside mid-century iconic furnishings. The guest rooms are just as inviting, boasting chinaberry panelling, bespoke wallpaper and zigzag rugs as a common theme throughout.

Anselmo has just opened its doors and is the first in The Hilton Hotel Group’s new boutique Curio Collection in Latin America, providing a more personalized experience and bespoke concierge service. The focal point is the luminous courtyard, flanked on one side by Cafe Anselmo, serving organic and contemporary fare throughout the day.


The decor is smart yet understated, letting the various works by Argentine artist Manuel Armeztoy on display do the talking. The in-house gallery will showcase works by promising Argentine artists on rotation. The rooms look out onto the internal courtyard, with wooden flooring and wall to ceiling windows.

By Published on Aug 11 2015