HO­TELS

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Among Buenos Aires’ 190-plus ho­tels, many host size­able venues that wel­come larger groups. Here are an even dozen prop­er­ties, listed in or­der by the size of the meet­ing space they of­fer:

SHER­A­TON BUENOS AIRES HO­TEL & CON­VEN­TION CEN­TER Guest Rooms: 742 Meet­ing Rooms: 21 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 87,406 square feet San Martin 1225, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1104, Phone: 11-4318-9000

HIL­TON BUENOS AIRES Guest Rooms: 417 Meet­ing Rooms: 15 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 47,029 square feet Ma­cacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1106, Phone: 11-4891-0000

SHER­A­TON LIBERTADOR HO­TEL Guest Rooms: 197 Meet­ing Rooms: 8 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 14,121 square feet Avenida Cor­doba 690, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1054, Phone: 11-4321-0000

MAR­RIOTT PLAZA HO­TEL BUENOS AIRES Guest Rooms: 318 Meet­ing Rooms: 8 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 13,508 square feet Calle Florida 1005, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1005, Phone: 11-4318-3000

PALA­CIO DUHAU-PARK HY­ATT BUENOS AIRES Guest Rooms: 165 Meet­ing Rooms: 5 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 6,204 square feet Avenida Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina C1014 AAD Phone: 11-5171-1234

PARK TOWER - LUX­URY COL­LEC­TION Guest Rooms: 181 Meet­ing Rooms: 19 To­tal Meet­ing Space:.6,000 square feet Av Le­an­dro N Alem 1193, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1001, Phone: 11-4318-9100 shel­tered court­yard and huge steaks from 80 pe­sos ($14). The trendy area chal­lenges NewYork in the style stakes and Paris for sheer charm.

A few blocks away from Palermo,Villa Cre­spo – an old in­dus­trial dis­trict that has mor­phed into a vi­brant mud­dle of chic bars and me­chan­ics’garages – has re­tained its porteno (“peo­ple of the port”) spirit, though it adds a mix of re­tail spirit with nearby out­let stores.

SOF­I­TEL BUENOS AIRES Guest Rooms: 173 Meet­ing Rooms: 4 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 3,507 square feet Ar­royo 841, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1007 Phone: 11-4131 0000

ALVEAR PALACE HO­TEL Guest Rooms: 195 Meet­ing Rooms: 13 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 2,653 square feet Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1129, Phone: 11-4808-2100

PANAMER­I­CANO BUENOS AIRES HO­TEL & RE­SORT Guest Rooms: 362 Meet­ing Rooms: 13 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 2,471 square feet Car­los Pel­le­grini 551 Cap­i­tal Fed­eral, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1009, Phone: 11-4348-5000

IN­TER­CON­TI­NEN­TAL HO­TEL BUENOS AIRES Guest Rooms: 319 Meet­ing Rooms: 15 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 1,874 square feet 809 Moreno St, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina C1091AAQ, Phone: 11-4340-7100

NH CITY HO­TEL & TOWER Guest Rooms: 369 Meet­ing Rooms: 11 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 1,667 square feet Bo­li­var 160, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1066 Phone: 11-4121-6464

FAENA HO­TEL BUENOS AIRES Guest Rooms: 90 Meet­ing Rooms: 4 To­tal Meet­ing Space: 1,238 square feet Martha Salotti 445, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina 1107 Phone: 11-4010-9000

On the other side of Palermo, Belle Epoque-era town­houses fill Reco­leta, one of the smartest dis­tricts in town. The mix of de­signer stores, em­bassies and well­heeled lo­cals con­trast with the tourist trap of Reco­leta ceme­tery, where the Buenos Aires elite demon­strate their wealth even in death with elab­o­rate mau­soleums.

Past here, Re­tiro is the fi­nan­cial dis­trict, a non­de­script mix of busy roads and bus ter­mi­nals. A short way south, the his­toric

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