Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
In the bustling Microcentro, not far from tony Recoleta, this funky (but not too funky) contemporary hotel breaks away from the neighborhood’s more bland chain hotels that are generally higher priced. The art deco–style Hotel Pulitzer, part of a minichain with additional properties in Paris
, doesn’t shy away from bold colors or modish interiors. Barcelona designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán splashes the stark whites and light-filled spaces with bright blues and oranges to great effect, while the eclectic collection of vintage furniture and contemporary art helps bring a global flair to the property. The hip lobby cocktail bar has a wine cellar that rivals many of the neighborhood's top restaurants, while a chic library is a good place to retreat with a book or check one’s email. During the summer months, the hotel takes on new life via its seventh-floor pool with teak loungers, and the open-air rooftop with a stylish bar on a wood deck that serves up classic cocktails and dramatic views of the cityscape.