ROOMS: 89 RATES: FROM $517
Argentine fashion designer Alan Faena and legendary French architect Philippe Starck have transformed this former grain warehouse into an opulent haven of whimsy and fancy. Starck’s fingerprints are all over it – from the freestanding claw-footed baths in the Porteno suites to the unicorn heads lining the walls of the all-white fine-dining Bistro Sur. Rooms are furnished with white leather couches and ruby-red carpets and curtains; bathrooms awash with arabes cato marble. For more casual fare, eat at El Mercado, a bustling cantina-style Argentine barbecue. There’s also an elegant outdoor pool, a spa with a marble hammam and a book-lined library bar – perfect for a late-night libation. Oh, did we mention El Cabaret, the intimate 1920s-style theatre that hosts sensual tango performances? Olé.