Anselmo hotel - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Located on Plaza Dorrego, one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic squares, Anselmo Hotel is a chic addition to the vibrant San Telmo neighbourhood. Designed by architect Alberto Smud with décor at the hands of designer Gabriela Faena, the clean aesthetic is adorned with pieces by contemporary artist Manuel Ameztoy throughout. Spread over three levels, each of the 50 guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the internal courtyard, while brushed concrete ceilings and walls, contrast with the parquet floors and preserved wooden balcony doors, in keeping with the colonial architecture of the area. On the ground floor, two restaurants flank the open-air courtyard: the white-themed bistro –which serves contemporary local fare and revamped classics - is decked out in ceramic tiles and Bertoia and Eames DSW side chairs and the Lounge takes over the evening service with a hand-crafted chef’s table for private dining. Munch on citrus infused flan with dulce de leche, before visiting the hotel gallery, which showcases the work of promising Argentine artists.