Tuesday October 29th, 2013 - 10:39AM
BUENOS AIRES—Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires has unveiled the final phase of a year-long $49-million renovation, which included Nuestro Secreto, an all-glass enclosed restaurant; a new CIELO Spa and seven new meeting and event spaces.
Following the opening of the hotel’s new Elena Restaurant and Pony Line Bar earlier this year, Nuestro Secreto, which translates to our secret, is situated on a rooftop garden. The glass-lined, indoor/outdoor venue encourages guests to gather for open-fire barbeques, known as asados. The menu features a variety of salads, meats, grilled fish and seafood, and is printed on newsprint to emulate the Argentine tradition of reading the Sunday newspaper before using it to light the fire.
The hotel’s newly renovated spa, CIELO, which means sky in Spanish, offers a white palette, bright lights and an outdoor pool surrounded by gardens. Design elements include rosewood marble floors, turquoise crystal and metal artworks in the reception area, all meant to 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. In addition, it offers Technogym cardio machines, weight benches and body-building racks. The new changing rooms feature a distinctive relaxation area with functional music, bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers.
The seven new meeting rooms offer a combined total of 11,528 sq. ft. on the Mezzanine level within the tower. New rooms include the Felix Ballroom, which features 4,478 sq. ft. of space and accommodates 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. Argentina's passion for tango also served as the chief inspiration for the new event spaces, and is reflected in every detail including the names of the rooms. Materials used include Palissandro marble, Makassar ebony, bronze, steel, stucco and black galaxy granite. The color palette is 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.