JET SET EXPERIENCES: BUENOS AIRES

GO
Biking, culture, art, tango, table-hopping, and shopping! This city has something for every type traveler.

STAY
– Four Seasons. Located in the heart of the La Recoleta District, Four Seasons service is matched with a coveted locale. Spa-ing and dining are on tap, here, too—both of which are worth a stay.
– Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt. Also located in the historic French district of Recoleta, the hotel’s Paseo de las Artes Duhau art collection is reason enough to visit.
La Bamba de Areco. Nestled in the heart of Pampa—one of the oldest estancias in Argentina, this recently renovated boutique hotel combines gaucho tradition with equestrian pursuits and notable cuisine.
 
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– Floreria Atlantic. This hidden cocktail bar is tucked away beneath a gorgeous flower shop.
– Patagonia Sur. A Francis Mallmann outpost, fine dining is celebrated with a knockout wine list.
– El Cuartito. This hyper-local pizza restaurant is casual and quaint.

WOW FACTOR
One of the most emblematic buildings is the Casa Rosada—the pink presidential palace. Yes, it’s touristy, but it’s where Evita used to address throngs of Peronists gathered in the Plaza de Mayo and Avenida de Mayo.

CONTACT:
– Jill Taylor
– Cally Pirrung

JET SET EXPERIENCES: PATAGONIA

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– Hike Torres del Paine National Park with a private guide and get up close and personal with the glaciers. Put boot to trail during autumn (U.S. winter/spring)—less crowded, cooler temps, and beautiful colors.
– Horseback ride to the Two Towers of Torres del Paine National Park, then sip a Mate (local drink with plenty of zing) and share a family barbeque (lamb, goat, pork and wild boar, or lama) at a Gaucho ranch or local rifugio.

STAY
– Tierra Patagonia. Located an hour from Torres del Paine National Park, this unbelievable property has Instagram-envy views.
– Awasi Patagonia. Private touring options (biking, hiking, horseback riding, and more) allow guests to dictate pace according to levels of experience. Afterward, unwind with an outdoor soak in your private wood-burning hot tub. Each villa has views of the “Torres.”
explora Patagonia. For those who want to stay inside Torres del Paine National Park. Easy access and top-notch guiding.

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Awasi is a Relais Chateaux property, with a keen focus on food, wine pairing, and service.
Most hotels are all-inclusive.

WOW FACTOR
When we hiked at Awasi, we never saw another person for four hours. They packed a gourmet picnic for us with wine at the trail’s end—extraordinary!

CONTACT:
– Jill Taylor
Cally Pirrung

JET SET EXPERIENCES: Uruguay

GO
Coined the Hamptons of South America, Jose Ignacio fuses both glamour and grit. Beat the crowds in early December or late February, and get prepped for ocean bliss, posh beach clubs, biking, wine and olive oil tastings, horse back riding, polo, boutique-hopping, and surfing. 

STAY
– Bahia Vik. An oceanfront, art-centric hotel with incredible cuisine and a variety of room options.
– Estancia Vik. This Spanish colonial ranch is just minutes from the beach. Think countryside views—and the ideal complement to a beach stay at Bahia Vik.
– Or, book a private, beachside home fully serviced with a chef and housekeeping team.

FOODIE FILE
– Wine tasting and vineyard dining is the order of the day here, with easy access to top regional vineyards.
– Garzon by Francis Mallman is worth the 40-minute scenic drive from Jose Ignacio. Source-to-fork fare and incredible seafood.
– The rustic-chic Narbona Wine Lodge is located in a historic Estancia. Sip wine from the vineyard and sample handcrafted cheese.

WOW FACTOR
“Research” the friendly rivalry between Argentina and Uruguay on who has the best barbecue. Uruguayans claim their Parilla restaurants are tops.

CONTACT:
Cally Pirrung
Jill Taylor