Revitalized rooftop area includes 15 new suites with panoramic views, 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 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 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.
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.
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.