Concierge.com's insider take:
Aimed at the hip, partying crowd increasingly drawn to Buenos Aires' late-night pleasures, Home was the first hotel to open in fashionable Palermo Hollywood. Brainchild of British music producer Tom Rixton and his Argentinean wife, Patricia O'Shea, the 20-bed property is within stumbling distance of fashion stores, film studios, and a bunch of modish bars and restaurants that never seem to close. Guests can fire up the fiesta at Home's bar, where maestro barmen mix signature cocktails like the rosemary and sorrel vodka martini. The rooms, enlivened with strips of vintage French wallpaper, have Eliel Saarinen-designed queen beds, while suites have king beds, sofas, hot tubs, and balconies. Two aptly named palo borracho ("drunk trunk") trees stand guard over a jasmine-draped deck, a parrilla (grill), and lush gardens. A basement spa offers Ayurvedic, Shiatsu, and Esalen treatments.
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:The brainchild of London music producer Tom Rixton and his wife, Patricia O'Shea, this 17-bed hotelthe first in fashionable Palermo Hollywoodis wedged in among ultra-cool bars and fusion eateries. With an exterior bathed by night in hallucinogenic shades of apple green and lemon and a spartan interior warmed by touches of 1960s retro, it's centered around a cocktail bar, a kitchen producing tasty tapas, and a lush garden surrounding a sizable pool. Guests can listen to Rixton's mixes in the hotel's "tune zones" or borrow CDs from its libraryrooms are wired for sound. A fern-bedecked spa in the basement offers treatments to alleviate jet lag, stress, or the inevitable hangover. 2006 Hot List
When to go: Buenos Aires's buzz never stops.
Which room to book: The Garden Suite offers privacy, a whirlpool with a sky view, and a roof terrace (doubles, $115–$140).
Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Pool, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›