Big news from Argentina, where the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires has completed a year-long $49 million renovation with a new summer outdoor venue "Nuestro Secreto," the first all-glass enclosed restaurant in Argentina, new CIELO Spa and seven new meetings and event spaces.
New Restaurant, "Nuestro Secreto"
Following the grand openings of the hotel's new Elena Restaurant and Pony Line Bar earlier this year, the hotel has opened its latest eatery, "Nuestro Secreto" ("our secret") in a rooftop garden between the hotel's modern tower and historic La Mansión. The new glass lined, indoor-outdoor venue is good for open-fire barbecues (known as asados), and serves a selection of national wines, flavored lemonades, cocktails and more. For food, the menu includes salads, meats, grilled fish and seafood. Coolest touch: The menu is printed on newsprint, evoking the Argentine tradition of reading the Sunday newspaper before using it to light the fire. Nuestro Secreto can be booked for private events, with room for up to 40 inside a greenhouse-like extension, plus a space for 44 people between three semi-private rooms located at the terrace.
Cielo, the new Spa of Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
The hotel's newly renovated spa, Cielo ("sky" in Spanish) is the only spa in its neighborhood with an outdoor pool surrounded by gardens. Design elements include rosewood marble floors, turquoise crystal, and metal artworks in the reception area, all of which resemble tango movements - a theme evoked throughout the hotel. The Spa has four treatment rooms, including two doubles, for facials, skin care, body and beauty treatments, hair styling and signature massages.
New Meetings and Event Spaces
Meetings and event clientele can take advantage of seven new function rooms for a combined total of 11,528 square feet space on the Mezzanine level.
New rooms include the Felix Ballroom with 4,478 square feet of space for up to 250 guests for sit-down events or 450 for receptions. The more intimate Blas room has natural light that is ideal for daytime meetings, while five additional rooms - Greta, Gricel, Margot, Piero and Valentino - complete the function spaces on the mezzanine level. There's also the historic La Mansión, which can accommodate 24 to 48 at tables or up to 80 for receptions.
Materials including Palissandro marble, Makassar ebony, bronze, steel, stucco and black galaxy granite are visible throughout, along with colors of beige, brown, dark grey and wine-red. Decorations include abstract paintings by Argentine artists, with pictures by Aldo Sessa evoking tango movements. New equipment, lighting and audio-visual devices have also been installed, while original menus are designed by the hotel's Executive Chef Juan Gaffuri.
For information or to make reservations, visit www.fourseasons.com/buenosaires.