Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires has unveiled the final phase of 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. The new outdoor venue is situated on a rooftop garden between the hotel’s modern tower and historic La Mansión.
“The space is inspired by the way we all like to entertain at home in Argentina,” says Rebeca Selley-Morales, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires. “We love to gather with family and friends around a big fire, and now we can offer this to our visitors who want to experience authentic Argentinean culture, as well as locals looking for a fun night out.”
The menu features a variety of salads, meats, grilled fish and seafood, and is printed on newsprint which emulates 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.
The hotel’s renovated spa, CIELO, 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.
CIELO Spa sports four treatment rooms and houses a modern fitness center, with views of the garden, pool and La Mansión. Equipment includes Technogym cardio machines, weight benches, and body-building racks.
New rooms include the Felix Ballroom that features 4,478 square feet of space, and accommodates up to 250 guests for sit-down events or 450 for receptions. The more intimate Blas room has natural light, while five additional rooms – Greta, Gricel, Margot, Piero and Valentino – complete the function spaces on the mezzanine level. The hotel also features the historic La Mansión, which can accommodate 24 to 48 at tables or up to 80 for receptions.
“From locals to corporate and social clientele, there is something for everyone in the final phase of our hotel-wide enhancements,” said Selley-Morales, who last year was one of five finalists nominated for ‘Hotelier of the Year’ by Virtuoso. “The designers drew inspiration from Argentine culture, setting scenes that reveal the hotel’s significance in Buenos Aires.”
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