The legendary Hotel Phoenix reopened as Esplendor Buenos Aires in 2007. The classic façade of the building was beautifully restored when the hotel reopened and has since been declared a historic heritage building in Argentina. However, on the inside, the hotel is an oasis of modern, avant-garde design. Modern materials are combined with a clever use of light which extends over each corner of the hotel to create open, warm spaces that are really impressive.
At the centre of the hotel an area called the Old Patio is highlighted, which the hotel has converted into an art gallery. Members of the Argentine group of art Mondongo have created artworks using a variety of modern techniques that denote prominent personalities of Argentina's culture such as Maradonna and Gardel.
On the mezzanine floor of the Esplendor hotel there is a 'chill out' lounge which is secluded from the lobby and is a really nice spot to relax after a busy day sightseeing. The hotel also has a very attractive restaurant which is open throughout the day with market-fresh cuisine and seasonal products. It has become well renowned both with guests and locals.
There are 51 guestrooms at the Esplendor Buenos Aires split into three categories of stylish rooms. Overall, while the hotel is a medium size, the combination of design, spaces and facilities gives the hotel a boutique feel.
"The Esplendor Hotel Buenos Aires has a beautiful exterior and it's almost a surprise to find the modern interior as you enter the hotel. However this design really works and the period details are picked up in just the right places. It's a great option in the heart of the city if you're looking for something that little bit different."
The Esplendor hotel has some great facilities which are all in-keeping with the design and feel of the hotel. The hotel is of a Boutique nature which means they may not be as extensive as you would expect in larger hotels, however everything you need to base yourself here and explore the city is on hand.
The service at the hotel is warm, friendly and efficient with some nice touches like the concierge service and 24 hour reception.
The Esplendor hotel Buenos Aires is located in the heart of the city in an ideal location for your holiday to Argentina, at the intersection of two of the main Avenues in the city San Martin and Cordoba.
Its downtown location makes it walking distance to many of the attractions of the city including Puerto Madero, Florida Shopping Street and Pacific Galleries Mall. Attractions further afield are easily reached by taxi or the hotel is near to the city's Metro system. The location makes connections to both of Buenos Aires airports convenient also.
There are 51 guestrooms at the Esplendor Buenos Aires split into three categories of very stylish rooms; Concept Rooms, Suites and VIP Suites.
Concept Rooms feature queen size or twin beds with pillow top, individually adjustable heating and air conditioning, Wi-Fi and broadband Internet, LCD, mini-bar, telephone, bathroom with bathtub and hair dryer, lock with magnetic keys and soundproof windows.
Suites offer the same facilities as Concept Rooms but are 40% larger. They also feature a whirlpool tub, chaise longue and premium amenities
VIP Suites are three times larger than standard Concept Rooms and have a living room, whirlpool tub, 32 LCD TV, audio equipment, cordless telephone and premium amenities.
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