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Alvear Palace Hotel

Coordinates: 34°35′15.7″S 58°23′19.7″W / 34.587694°S 58.388806°W / -34.587694; -58.388806
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Alvear Palace Hotel
The Alvear Palace in 2009
General information
AddressAvenida Alvear 1891
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Coordinates34°35′15.7″S 58°23′19.7″W / 34.587694°S 58.388806°W / -34.587694; -58.388806
OwnerAlvear Luxury Hotels
Technical details
Floor count11
Other information
Number of rooms207
The Alvear Palace Hotel
The Alvear Palace Hotel

The Alvear Palace Hotel is a luxury hotel in Avenida Alvear in Recoleta, an upscale neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It opened in 1932 and, after extensive refurbishment, reopened in 1994.


The hotel was built by Buenos Aires businessman and socialite Dr. Rafael de Miero, who had been to Paris in the early 1920s and wanted to bring a comparably grand Belle Epoque hotel to his then-flourishing hometown. He bought and demolished a large house on the corner of Avenida Alvear and Ayacucho in 1922, which began the decade-long on-again, off-again project, which finally opened in 1932. A success, it was expanded in 1940, consuming another old mansion on Avenida Alvear.[1]

In 1970, ownership passed to the 26-year-old Andreas von Salm-Kyrburg Wernitz, Duke of Hornes, Spanish cousin of King Juan Carlos I,[2] who presided over the hotel's slow decline as a result of labour disputes and a general Argentinian economic stagnation. With bankruptcy threatening, in 1978, Wernitz sold the hotel to the Aragon Hotel Group, and since 1984, it's been part of David Sutton Dabbah's Alvear Luxury Hotels.

It was renovated in 1984, and again in 2004.[3]


In Media[edit]

  • The 1964 movie Il Gaucho was filmed largely in the hotel.
  • The 1995 movie The Things of Love, Part II by director Jaime Chávarri has scenes filmed in the hotel.
  • In 2009 the hotel was featured in the movie Walt & El Grupo, about when Walt Disney came to South America in 1942.

Notable guests[edit]


  1. ^ "Hotel History in Buenos Aires, Argentina | Alvear Palace Hotel | Historic Hotels in South America". Historic Hotels Worldwide. Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  2. ^ "Relationship between King Juan Carlos I and Andreas von Wernitz zu Salm-Kyrburg". Europeandynasties.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-27.
  3. ^ "Top 5 Buenos Aires Historical Hotels". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-02-06.

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