It has a prestigious address in one of the world's hottest cities and a statement entrance to match: 5m oak doors made from reclaimed French wine barrels.

Opened last year, this 30-room hotel is owned by a member of the Catena family, one of the biggest names in Argentina's booming wine industry.

With sleek, minimalist styling, this is for urban newlyweds who fancy a room with a sexy twist. Each of the luminous Terrace Suites comes with its own hot tub on the balcony; other rooms have a showpiece bath, hand-carved from tree trunks. Soaking together, with a glass of bubbly in hand, is one of those perfect honeymoon moments.

Take time out to indulge at 8th Spa (pictured). Outside, the grand Avenida Alvear - Buenos Aires' Champs-Elysées - is made for leisurely cafe culture; visit La Rambla (Posadas 1602). Be sure to try a cocktail (preferably the basil daiquiri) at nearby Milion (, a quirky bar in a restored mansion.

WOW FACTOR: The champagne dispenser (refills included) in every room.

FLIGHT TIME: 13 hours

WHEN TO GO: Autumn, Spring

GO: Deluxe rooms from £265 per night, B&B ( British Airways ( flies from £694 return.