Serena: elegant luxury hotel in Buenos Aires

Located in the posh Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, the Serena Hotel is one of the newest additions to city’s luxury boutique hotels. It is within walking distance from the upscale Patio Bullrich shopping mall in the heart of the city.  Serena has 34 stylish premium rooms specially designed for comfort and privacy. Especially suited […]

More favorite restaurants in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Palermo Soho neighborhood

On a trip to Buenos Aires last month, I was delighted by the quality of food, wine and service in the restaurants in Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood, two adjoining districts that are home to young designer’s shops, ad agencies, cool cafes, and trendy boutique hotels. I have put together a list of restaurants and cafes […]

Mine Boutique Hotel: great service and stylish interiors in Buenos Aires

If you are planning to visit Buenos Aires and are wondering where to stay, I recommend the Mine Boutique Hotel in the neighborhood of Palermo Soho. Several things make Mine one of the best boutique hotels I’ve ever stayed in, but the one that stands out most and makes a big difference is service. The […]

Axel Hotels: gay boutique hotels in Barcelona, Berlin and Buenos Aires

Axel Hotels is a unique concept in the world of boutique hotels: they target a primarily gay clientele, although the hotels are very hetero-friendly, too. Axel Hotels has three locations: Barcelona, Berlin and Buenos Aires. The design of the hotels can be described as stylish, urban chic with lots of comfortable lounges for guests and […]

Casa Bolivar: stylish lofts and studio apartments in Buenos Aires

If you are going to Buenos Aires and want to stay in a stylish loft or studio apartment, check out Casa Bolivar in the San Telmo district of the city. The building is a beautifully restored mansion dating back to the early 1900s, which has been divided into 14 apartments. Each apartment has a private […]

Algodon Mansion: classic French luxury in Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires boutique hotel scene has been red hot in the last few years, but nothing compares to the atmospheric, luxurious Algodon Mansion in the elegant Recoleta neighborhood of the city. It is owned by the Algodon Wine Estates and Champions Club, which is one of Argentina’s premier Malbec wine producers. Housed in a […]

Tailor Made Hotel in Buenos Aires: stylish, intimate and Apple-friendly

If you are going to Buenos Aires, check out this five-room boutique hotel in the Las Canitas neighborhood: Tailor Made Hotel. I love small intimate hotels that provide personal service and emphasize good design, and this one has it all. Not only that, they are “Apple friendly” meaning bring on those Macbooks and iPods, but […]