See also Hip restaurants: new vs old The Shangri-La The Shangri-La has made an appearance in the best lists of multiple travel publications.
This is not surprising when you consider that its Valley Wing alone offers a high level of luxury, personalised service, a minimum of 50sq meters of space and floor-to-ceiling windows (some with stunning panoramic views of the city).
Despite the wealth of alternative options throughout the city, it sometimes feels as though the entire ex-pat community can be found around the pool for Friday brunch.
The hotel continues to house the famous and wealthy in the 105 gorgeous rooms, and the even wealthier in the 83 privately owned apartments.
Alvear Palace Hotel The clue is in the word ‘palace’ – not, in this case, pretentious hyperbole.
By Time Out Editors When it comes to bedding down in one of our favourite cities, we love the hip and the new, but we also value the time-honoured classic.
We asked Time Out's international magazine and online editors to tell us about the hot hotels – both new and old – in their cities.
Meeting rooms and lobbies are still adorned with Oriental rugs and chandeliers, high tea is served daily in the Palm Court and lavish weddings for the rich and famous are held in stadium-sized banquet rooms.