Photos Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
The final phase of a year-long USD $49 million renovation of Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires has been completed and includes a new restaurant, spa and venues that will help add a trendier vibe to brand that is known more for its elegant furnishings than its hip atmosphere.
Bringing to life Argentina's passion for tango, the décor and designs around the redesigned spaces reflects the sultry dance that originated along the Rio de la Plata. Palissandro marble, Makassar ebony, bronze, steel, stucco and black galaxy granite have been used to translate the rhythmic movements as well as abstract paintings by Argentine artists.
Translated “Our Secret,” the all-glass enclosed Nuestro Secreto will join the hotel's new Elena Restaurant and Pony Line Bar with Executive Chef Juan Gaffuri at its helm. Situated on a rooftop garden between the hotel's modern tower and historic La Mansión, the gastronomic eatery invites guests to scour the newspaper-printed menu for traditional Argentinean fare along with open-fire barbeques, seafood, and salads. A selection of national wines, flavored lemonades, cocktails and more will be available as well.
"The space is inspired by the way we all like to entertain at home in Argentina," says Rebeca Selley-Morales, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires. "We love to gather with family and friends around a big fire, and now we can offer this to our visitors who want to experience authentic Argentinean culture, as well as locals looking for a fun night out."
With striking white colors and bright lights, the renovated CIELO spa has been gracefully designed with rosewood marble floors, turquoise crystal, and metal artworks. Imitating tango movements in its décor, the spa is the only one in neighborhood with an outdoor garden-surrounded pool surrounded by gardens. Its four treatment rooms include two doubles and the space holds a modern fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment like Technogym cardio machines, weight benches, and body-building racks.
By taking a look at their corporate clientele’s needs, the property dedicated part of their funds to adding seven new function spaces each fully equipped with cutting-edge technology. Classical and contemporary banquet rooms offer a combined total of 11,528 square feet of space located on the Mezzanine level. Of the new rooms — Blas, Greta, Gricel, Margot, Piero, and Valentino — the Felix Ballrooms (4,478 sq. ft.) accommodates 450 guests for receptions or 250 for a sit-down affair.
Four Season Buenos Aires’ accommodations are made up of 116 guestrooms, 49 suites and seven one-of-a-kind suites. The renovation honors Argentina’s history and folds it into each aspect of the hotel.