Where better to learn the tango than Buenos Aires? And for a taste of old-time glamour in a seriously swank settting, sign up at the Palacio Duhau- Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, the luxury hotel located on Avenida Alvear in the heart of the Recoleta neighborhood. Inside the former palace, tango lessons take place in the Los Salones del Piano Nobile. Straight out of the Belle Époque, these magnificent rooms embody the city's traditional Porteña aristocracy: old oak floors were painstakingly restored, and the original boisserie recovered and worked by skilled craftsmen with silver foil. While you dance, you’ll catch glimpses of the gorgeous garden, beautifully designed by Carlos Thays (who also landscaped the city's botanical gardens).
Tango lessons are accompanied by a selection of Argentinian tapas and a special wine menu. The hotel itself opened to much fanfare in 2006 in Argentina’s fashionable capital. Combing a 1930’s palace with a newly built building, the Park Hyatt blends historic elegance with contemporary conveniences. Tip: The Cheese room at the Vinoteca is heaven for fromage fans.