BUENOS AIRES—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.
Following the grand openings of the hotel’s new Elena Restaurant and Pony Line Bar earlier this year, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is now unveiling another gastronomic surprise. Situated on a rooftop garden between the hotel’s modern tower and historic La Mansión, the new glass lined, indoor-outdoor Nuestro Secreto invites guests to gather for traditional, open-fire barbeques, known as asados, and features a selection of national wines, flavored lemonades, and cocktails.
“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 hotel’s newly renovated spa, CIELO, which means “sky” in Spanish, features striking white colors and bright lights. 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 features four treatment rooms, including two doubles, for facials, skin care, body and beauty treatments, hair styling and signature massages. The spa houses a modern fitness center in Buenos Aires, with first-floor views of the garden, pool, and La Mansión. Equipment includes Technogym cardio machines, weight benches, and body-building racks with cutting-edge technology.
The renovation also features seven new function spaces at the hotel, each fully equipped with technology. Offering a combined total of 11,528 square feet of contemporary and classically designed banquet rooms, the new spaces are located on the Mezzanine level within the hotel’s tower.
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 that is ideal for daytime meetings, 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.
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 including Palissandro marble, Makassar ebony, bronze, steel, stucco and black galaxy granite are featured 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.