by Terence Baker | April 01, 2007

Park Hyatt Buenos AiresThe latest star in this re-energized city, the capital of Argentina, is the new Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, right. The property is housed in the magnificently restored 1930s Palacio Duhua, a grand mansion that has been tastefully expanded to include a 142-room hotel tower, a full-service spa, a pool, a restaurant and an art gallery, along with 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

For a taste of authentic local color, must-have memento shopping and a good dose of high energy, visit the San Telmo Sunday market ( and the Club Athletico Fernandez Fierro
( Stay long enough to experience the 15-piece tango orchestra as it roars to life.