Hilton Buenos Aires

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Hilton Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires - Puerto Madero - Hilton Hotel - 20071208.jpg
Hotel chain Hilton Hotels & Resorts
General information
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Address Macacha Güemes 351
Opening January 2000
Design and construction
Architect Mario Roberto Álvarez
Website
Hilton Buenos Aires
Atrium

The Hilton Buenos Aires is a five star hotel in the Argentine capital.[1] The establishment is located in the city's Puerto Madero section.

Overview[edit]

The Hilton Buenos Aires was designed by Mario Roberto Álvarez, constructed by local developer Benito Roggio at a cost of around US$80 million, and inaugurated in January 2000.[2] The seven-story hotel includes 417 rooms and enjoys proximity to the Fortabat Art Collection (an important local museum), as well as to the financial district. Other amenities include El Faro Restaurant, El Mosto Wine Bar, bakeries, and the 72,000 square feet (6,700 m2) Buenos Aires Convention Center.[1]

The hotel collaborated with U.S. toymaker Mattel in 2007 to redesign a number of its rooms thematically, resulting in a 'Barbie' and a 'Hot Wheels' room.[3] Recent prominent guests at the hotel have included former U.S. President Bill Clinton (who hosted a Clinton Global Initiative conference there)[4] and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (visiting the city for pleasure).[5]

The Hilton Buenos Aires hosted the 125th IOC Session on September 7-10, 2013, where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected Tokyo to be the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Additionally, Thomas Bach was elected as the next president of the IOC during its session.

In popular culture[edit]

  • The hotel featured prominently in the famous 2000 film Nueve Reinas.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 34°36′21″S 58°21′49″W / 34.60583°S 58.36361°W / -34.60583; -58.36361