Located in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires opened in 2006 and continues to be the luxury leader in the city. Set within a restored 1930s neoclassical palace, this impeccably restored property boasts two buildings across an internal courtyard: the aristocratic Duhau mansion, which the owners styled on a chateau near Paris, and the modern 17-floor Posadas Building. The hotel’s 165 residential-style guestrooms and 38 suites showcase a neutral color palette of cream and chocolate hues and luxurious and large marble bathrooms. The 8,000-square-foot Ahin Wellness & Spa boasts a 300-foot indoor heated swimming pool and five treatment rooms for face and body treatments. Two restaurants (Los Salones del Piano Nobile and Gioia Botanical Cuisine) offer fine dining menus while Oak Bar and Duhau Restaurant & Vinoteca are great for drinks and small bites. The staff is welcoming, the concierge warm and helpful and the property just exudes modern elegance and old world charm.
DuJour spoke with Leandro Livschitz, Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires’ general manager, to learn more about this special property.
What’s the most requested room at the property?
Our One King Balcony Palace room #401
What makes it so special?
Located at the Palace building, this room is the only room of its type, with elegant cornice plaster ceilings and wood paneling. On top of a delightfully charming balcony, it features a king size bed, a spacious working desk bathed in natural light and an elegant marble bathroom with crystal chandeliers.
What is the nightly rate for this room?
From $800 per night
What’s an interesting tidbit about the hotel that speaks to its status as an icon?
The hotel is a two-building complex combining the luxury of an aristocratic palace with upscale contemporary design. The handsomely restored Palacio Duhau itself, built in 1934 by French architect León Dourge, is one of the few remaining palaces representing the city’s traditional and exclusive porteña aristocracy.
What’s your personal favorite room and why?
The Boudoir Suite. This charming 103-square-meter suite provides respite from the day-to-day bustle. Once they pass through its doors, guests have the feeling of arriving to the coziness of a hidden retreat. Its indulgent appointments include silk curtains, custom artwork and French doors that open to its own lush, private courtyard.
What special perk or amenity do you offer that no one knows about?
Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires has a special blend of house wine, created in collaboration with Mendoza, Argentina winery Catena Zapata.
What’s your favorite design element on property?
It is not a design element but a painting created by the late Argentine artist, Guillermo Roux. “La Ronda” is an exquisite masterpiece showcased in the Palace lobby.
How about one more fun fact about the property?
We were one of the first Hyatt properties in the world to have a plant-based restaurant Gioia Cocina Botánica.