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Park Tower Hotel, Buenos Aires
Friday, September 9, 2016  

As part of our 11-nIght Silversea Expeditions cruise, we were fortunate to spend two nights at the Park Tower Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One night was arranged by Silversea as part of their pre-cruise package, the second night we arranged on our own. We were concerned that having two nights under two separate reservations might result in having to change rooms after the first night. However, the Park Tower took care of everything and arranged it so that we could remain in the same room for both nights.

Park Tower Hotel

We arrived in Buenos Aires early in the morning and after the transfer to the hotel, we were greeted by a representative who handled our check-in. The Park Tower is a Luxury Collection Hotel and part of the Starwood family. There is a Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center adjacent to the property and Park Tower guests have access to all of the Sheraton's facilities. Our room was not quite ready to be occupied, so we were invited to wait in a lobby seating area and offered complimentary tea. The lobby and lounge seating area where we waited are very luxurious and comfortable. We enjoyed a cup of tea as we fought off the effects of the overnight flight. Before too long, our representative approached us with our room keys and informed us that our room was now ready.

The elegant  lobby of Park Tower

When we stepped into our Deluxe Room on the third floor, we were impressed by the size of the room. At 592 sq. ft., there was more than enough space to spread out and relax. The walls are painted a golden color and special touches like crown molding and beautiful artwork really make an impression.

Deluxe Room

A sitting area with sofa is situated next to a large picture window overlooking the bustling city below with a beautiful view of the English Clock and Plaza San Martin. A nice-sized desk and coffee table are also present. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms, but it is not complimentary, and it is a bit on the expensive side. However, the Wi-Fi does work well. A large credenza with drawers for storage sits across from the king-sized bed. The bed features 400-thread-count linens and very comfortable pillows. Facing the bed and sitting on top of the credenza is a 42-inch LCD television with satellite programming. However, we could only locate a few channels broadcast in English. CNN International, BBC and a movie channel were all we could find.

The bathroom is large and luxurious wrapped in marble and featuring some interesting grape-scented amenities. Bathrobes and slippers are provided as well as plush towels. And, if you happen to stay in the same room as we did, you might need extra towels to mop up the water that leaked out of the shower stall. We tried everything to prevent water from coming out under the shower door, but nothing we did could prevent the bathroom floor from being covered with water. I am sure that this is a problem unique to this particular room and perhaps could have been corrected with a call to maintenance. We did report the issue upon checkout. Otherwise, the shower was wonderful. Every room also includes 24-hour butler service and access to the hotel concierge.

The entrance to The Park Tower

Our room included complimentary breakfast in the St. Regis restaurant on the 2nd floor. The restaurant is an elegant venue offering a wide variety of breakfast buffet choices with a beautiful view of the city. For those who wish to make exercise a part of their stay, a well-equipped Fitness Center is located on the 3rd floor.

Overall, this 5-star property is an excellent choice when staying in Buenos Aires. I would not hesitate to recommend the Park Tower for its luxury, great service and excellent location in the heart of the city. For more information, visit Park Tower Website.

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