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Palo Santo, The Telegraph

Palo Santo, The Telegraph

This 26-bedroom townhouse is adorned with pollution-guzzling greenery and kitted out with locally designed interiors – entirely in keeping with the creative and eco-conscious set that live in Buenos Aires’ hip Palermo Hollywood neighbourhood.

Location

Palo Santo, tucked away in the middle of Palermo Hollywood’s grid of tree-lined streets, is in a prime location to soak up Buenos Aires’ laid-back side. When porteñoshear the words Palermo Hollywood they think of food: this is where up-and-coming chefs set up supper clubs, wine bars and parrillas (grills) behind secret, mural-covered doors. If you tire of eating and drinking, Palermo Soho’s boutique-laden cobbled streets are just a 15-minute walk away and the centre of town (Plaza de Mayo) is just 20 minutes by metro.  

Style & character

The hotel is named after the Argentinian pinewood laid throughout, which is renowned for its energetic qualities (and which coincidentally means ‘holy wood’ in Spanish). Interiors are light and vibrant thanks to the bold splashes of colour in Julieta Ascar’s paintings, the 900 plants that weave around the building, and the hand-woven, pure wool rugs from Northwest Argentina. This is one of Buenos Aires’ greenest hotels, with bikes to hire, LED lights, purified air and Fairtrade products.

Read the full review on The Telegraph 

A thoughtful guide to Buenos Aires, Positive Luxury

A thoughtful guide to Buenos Aires, Positive Luxury