DesigncE is the brainchild of architect Ernesto Goransky. The hotel has paid careful attention to the needs of its guest by including luxury details such as jacuzzi baths. Situated in the cultural capital Buenos Aires, DesigncE overlooks a square designed by the French-Argentine landscape-architect Carlos Thays and is walking distance from some of the premier cultural sights that Argentina’s capital has to offer. Located in the basement of the hotel is the bar Design Club, where guests can enjoy cocktails and sip on the many Argentine wines available.
San Telmo is not only known for being the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, but also as a bohemian haven for dancers, artists and antiquaries. One of the many historic buildings in this area is Moreno Hotel. The restorative renovations of this Art Deco building have retained its architectural characteristics; the antique lift juts up and down, the stairwell is alive with stain glass windows and the rooms have generous dimensions. Guests can easily amble down to the flea market found in Plaza Dorrego, famed for its collection of antiques and curious objects. Moreno Hotel provides an affordable stay considering its location and personality.
Moving away from the cultural centre of Buenos Aires is Cordoba, a small city home to UNESCO World Heritage Site Jesuit Block. This historical site is a collection of thousands of 17th century colonial buildings. Outside the city of Cordoba is El Colibri, a hotel dedicated to Argentina’s love of horses. Nestled in the mountains of Cordoba, the ranch provides equal measures of relaxation and activity, although horse riding is unmissable whilst staying here. Its surrounding 420 acres of Argentine countryside can be explored on horse treks organised by the ranch, suitable for all abilities. El Colibri’s love of horses continues with their polo club, a place where guests can practice, learn and indulge in this sport. The countryside’s charm is included in the bedroom’s hand painted floral murals.
On the shores of Nahuel Huapí’s Lake, within National Park Nahuel Huapi, sits Las Balsas. This Patagonian spa resort prides itself on combining nature with luxury, offering skiing and hiking balanced with unique algae massages. The hotel has unparalleled views of the lakes and each room, with their huge windows, takes full advantage of this. Las Balsa is renowned for their food and Argentine wine, and provides guests with an authentic experience of Patagonia.