Mendoza, Argentina and its vicinity are part of one of Latin America’s largest wine regions. Ask an oenophile, and they will readily tell you how it’s the second home of the Malbec grape. The area is home to more than 1,200 wineries, producing nearly two-thirds of Argentina’s wine.
Design-wise, ultra-modern architecture and highly-stylized suites featuring timeless custom furniture are the look. Rooms’ floor-to-ceiling windows peer out at the Andes’ snow-capped peaks, in addition to arrays of vineyards.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels (@SmallLuxuryHotels), the property boasts Latin America’s first authentic six-stage circuit hammam spa, which offers a variety of vinotherapy treatments, different massages, as well as an outdoor pool.
Gastronomy is plated in the form of Mendoza-style cuisine at on-site restaurant, Katharina Bistro. Separate from delicious servings, the wine cellar here is packed with top-line Malbecs and other varietals, including the hotel’s own three labels: Marantal Young, Marantal Classic and Gran Marantal (voted one of the 20 best Malbecs in 2013 by Descorchados and earning 91 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate).
Those who love the outdoors and are seeking a respite from sipping wine can opt to horseback ride, an intimate journey where guests interweave through surrounding vineyards and storied ranchland. Those who like a view from the above can ask the hotel to arrange a hot-air balloon ride, the ultimate bird’s-eye lens of the awe-inspiring countryside. The best way to end the day? Leisure and relaxation through a sunset wine tasting with the hotel’s expert sommeliers.
So, we conclude with this: If you’re going to Argentina, put this hotel and destination on your travel list!