Near the famed Teatro Colón and the landmark Obelisco, the upscale Panamericano Buenos Aires has a lobby with a checkerboard marble floor that leads to large salons, a snazzy café, and conference rooms that are popular with local politicians. Rooms are spacious and elegant, with dark-wood furnishings and lavish fabrics. The top-floor pool and spa afford amazing views. Visit in the late afternoon to watch the soft pastels of a smoggy sunset give way to the neon glow on
one of the world's widest avenues, Avenida 9 de Julio.