Revitalized rooftop area includes 15 new suites with panoramic views, exclusive lounge, two new bars, indoor pool and more
2016 (Buenos Aires) – When it comes to luxury, the sky has always been the limit at the Alvear Palace Hotel. Now guests can get closer than ever with a host of new amenities and accommodations on the uppermost levels of the iconic Buenos Aires address. Beginning in November, the historic city landmark hotel in the stylish Recoleta district, will unveil 15 new lounge suites with modern design, contemporary technologies and sophisticated luxuries. The hotel will also debut an exclusive lounge, two new bars and solariums, and a sustainably heated indoor swimming pool. With extraordinary views of Rio de la Plata and nearby parks and squares from all of the above, the result for guests will be a truly unique and memorable experience.
On the 10th and 11th floors within the former setting of the Roof Garden Hall – for many years the scene of the capital city’s most elegant gatherings - guests will enjoy services and amenities including a dedicated reception and lounge, direct access to terraces and solariums, as well as an indoor swimming pool. Some of the lounge suites will be distinguished with private terraces; all will be designed in classic style with modern touches and expansive interiors beneath ceilings close to 12-feet high.
The hotel’s ambitious rooftop renovation project, led by architect Alejandro Otazu, will include leading-edge, environmentally friendly resources, including the pool heated with sustainable energy, terraces planted with vertical gardens, and two solariums. Together, it will be an inviting destination for guests to enjoy extraordinary evenings overlooking Buenos Aires.
The interior design of the roof area can be defined as the perfect balance between classic and contemporary styles. Noble materials such as leather, velvet and silks were selected to create an elegant atmosphere. The delicate chandeliers, cubic lampshades, and black-and-white photographs of urban landscapes of Buenos Aires mounted on walls and within corridors, merge and yet remain distinctive to achieve a harmonious and sophisticated space.
Each of The Alvear Palace Hotel’s 15 new lounge suites will be bright and spacious with large windows for natural light and magnificent views of parks within the Recoleta.
Respectful of the original French classical architecture of the hotel, the suites will coexist with contemporary furniture, fabrics and pure wool carpets inspired by architect Ariel Levy who created vivid contrasts between neutral and bright spaces. The bathrooms will be clad in Carrara and Marquina black marble.
All of the suites will be equipped with automatic curtains affording total darkness when desired, and awnings with wind sensors. Draperies made of imported fabrics with serene designs and colors will create a renewed, cozy atmosphere within expansive spaces. The uniquely designed Roof Garden Suite will be over 1,000 square feet, with its own private terrace and balcony.
Guests staying in the hotel’s new lounge suites will enjoy exclusive access to the Alvear Lounge located on the 10th floor. This dedicated area with Internet access will be private for guests to relax and unwind while they read or work.
Open from 7am to 19pm, the Lounge will offer complimentary petit buffet breakfast, light buffet, snacks, as well as soft drinks and infusions, to guests staying in the lounge suites.
The interior design of the lounge area can be defined as the perfect balance between classic and contemporary styles, to create vivid contrasts between neutral and bright spaces. The floors of the Lounge Bar are of exquisite Calcatta gold marble and preserve an original 1930’s design. In addition, there is a fireplace boisserie constructed from noble oak and finished with the decapé technique.
NEW BARS AND POOL
Overlooking Alvear Avenue from the 11th floor, the new Alvear Roof Bar will be available to hotel guests and open to the public. The cozy Bar will offer a menu of snacks and beverages prepared with modern twists.
The rooftop indoor pool and accompanying Pool Bar will also be located on the 11th floor, with complimentary access for hotel guests year-round. The stainless steel pool will be sustainably heated and there will be an additional space for whirlpool baths. Not to be missed The Pool Bar with a varied menu including juices, smoothies and sandwiches.
Available to all guests, there will be two terraces with solariums, one each on the 10th and 11th floors. Both will feature deck chairs for guests to enjoy sunny days in Buenos Aires as well as vertical gardens, and a solar-heated shower on the 10th floor for freshening up after sunbathing.
The new rooftop area of the Alvear Palace Hotel will be integrated with sustainable technology solutions, including lighting and water heating systems. The hotel will be the first in Buenos Aires to use solar panels, with 27 German technology panels in the new rooftop area and six capacity tanks to supply bathrooms and the pool with hot water produced by solar thermal energy.
In order to optimize energy usage for heating, polycarbonate roof panels within the Alvear Lounge Bar setting were replaced with thermoformed curved Danpalon DP 16 panels made in Israel. In addition, Dicro LED lighting has been used on the 10th and 11th floors, assuring significant savings in energy consumption and in keeping with the hotel’s greater commitment to the environment.
For air conditioning, a heat cover VRF (variable refrigerant flow) system was used. The air treatment process is fully compliant with IQA (indoor quality air) standards, according to the green building concept.
To complement these innovations, green walls have been added to cover the terraces in the solarium area.
For more information or to make reservations at Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires, please contact 1-800-223-1230 (Leading Hotels of the World) or visit www.alvearpalace.com
About Alvear Palace Hotel
Located in the most exclusive area of Recoleta, Alvear Palace Hotel has had a significant presence in Argentina’s social, cultural, political and business affairs since its formal opening in 1932 and is considered a historic national landmark in Buenos Aires. The international award-winning hotel offers European elegance, personalized services and modern technology throughout. The hotel offers 207 guestrooms and suites, all decorated in a classic and welcoming Louis XV style, with Butler Service, Hermès Paris toiletries, fruit on the arrival date, and Personal Shopper services, among other conveniences. The elegant Alvear Palace Spa & Fitness Center offers physical and spiritual well-being with a range of innovative treatments and 10 impeccable ballrooms and meeting rooms are ideal for social and corporate events. www.alvearpalace.com