Hotel Casa Lucia will open its doors in January 2024 on the Calle Arroyo, in the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Casa Lucia is housed within the historic Edificio Mihanovich, once the tallest building in Latin America, designed to offer views of the Río de la Plata and resembling a lighthouse, meant to welcome those arriving to Buenos Aires for the first time. Helmed by Único’s team, the hotel aims to offer personalized service, introducing guests to the city’s best under-the-radar experiences and destinations, as well as insight into Buenos Aires’ storied past and present.
More than a lobby, the lively entrance sports a large-scale bespoke mural from local mixed media artist Cristina Codern, and is designed to capture the energy of Argentina. Bringing together the latest creative talent from local design and architectural houses, the year-long refurbishment was led by Buenos Aires-based firm Torrado Arquitectos, alongside the interior design team from Fernanda Schuch Studios.The hotel’s 142 rooms and suites have sleek furnishings that contrast and complement its historic roots, as well as contemporary art from Argentine artist Cristián Mohaded whose work is featured in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Taking full advantage of their views, many rooms and suites have balconies with outdoor showers, sun loungers and outdoor dining.
Casa Lucia will open with Cantina Restaurant, drawing inspiration from authentic Argentine aromas and flavors through fresh, local ingredients. Next door is Le Club Bacan, a cocktail bar offering over 400 varieties of Argentine wine.
Casa Lucia will be home to a spa comprising three treatment cabins, a gym and a 52-foot pool framed by mirrors and towered over by the photography of artist Marc Zimmerman.