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Hotel Casa Lucia opens in the heart of Buenos Aires

Hotel Casa Lucia combines history with the vibrant essence of Argentine culture and architecture to create a luxurious experience in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Bound by family ties to Argentina, Único Hotelier Pau Guardans has long adored the vibrancy of the city and been enchanted by the country’s dramatic landscapes, lively culture, and rich cuisine. Casa Lucia’s launch in January 2024 will bring a new luxury accommodation and exceptional Único service to Argentina’s capital.

A transformed landmark in the heart of Buenos Aires

Casa Lucia is housed within the historic Edificio Mihanovich which was once the tallest building in Latin America and designed to offer spectacular views of the Río de la Plata. The landmark resembles a lighthouse welcoming those who are arriving to Buenos Aires for the first time.

The new venture by Unico Hotels will stay true to its roots and serve as a welcoming beacon for locals and international travellers alike. Radiating Argentina’s warmth, the team at Casa Lucia aims to offer exceptionally personalised service, introducing guests to the city’s best under-the-radar experiences and destinations, as well as insight into Buenos Aires’ stories past and present.

Casa Lucia is located on the stylish Calle Arroyo. The charming curved road is famed for its elegant French architecture and renowned for hosting Buenos Aires’s top fashion houses and art galleries. Calle Arroyo runs through the heart of the Recoleta, a neighbourhood home to elaborate historic palaces, chic shops, and cultural landmarks including the Recoleta cemetery where the iconic Argentine first lady, Eva Peron, is laid to rest.

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Classic charm meets contemporary elegance

Guests arriving at Hotel Casa Lucia are immersed at once into a celebration of Buenos Aires. The entrance to the hotel features a large-scale bespoke mural from local mixed media artist Cristina Codern and is designed to capture the energy of Argentina. Bringing together the latest creative talent from local design and architectural houses, the year-long refurbishment was led by Buenos Aires-based firm Torrado Arquitectos, alongside the interior design team from South American design firm Fernanda Schuch Studios.

The hotel’s 142 rooms and suites feature sleek furnishings that contrast and complement its historic roots, as well as contemporary art from award-winning Argentine artist, Cristián Mohaded whose work is featured in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and at the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Taking full advantage of sweeping views, many rooms and suites feature balconies with outdoor showers, sun loungers, outdoor dining, giving guests the chance to savour the sight of the city and Río de la Plata.

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Cantina Restaurant at Casa Lucia Hotel

Poised to introduce a new culinary destination to the city, Casa Lucia will open with Cantina Restaurant, a vibrant new hotspot drawing inspiration from authentic Argentine aromas and flavours, whilst capturing the essence of the land with fresh, local ingredients. An homage to the country’s famed cuisine and renowned wines, guests may savour the sharp flavours of Cantina Restaurant in its luminous dining room, or in one of six rooms with private service and natural light. Next door, Le Club Bacan, a spirited cocktail bar helmed by Cocktail Master Martín Suaya, will bring an energetic new gathering place for locals and travellers alike to the fashionable neighbourhood. It will offer over 400 varieties of Argentine wine curated by Master Sommelier Aldo Garcia and music from Buenos Aires’ best DJs.

A sanctuary in the city

Promising guests a sanctuary in the city, Casa Lucia will be home to a luxurious spa comprising three treatment cabins, a state-of-the-art gym, and an elaborate 16-meter pool framed by mirrors, and towered over by the spectacular photography of artist Marc Zimmerman.

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