Planners considering Buenos Aires as a meeting destination will find that this Argentine capital city has all the glamour, excitement and cultural richness that its legends imply. They will also discover a bountiful number of meeting venues in Buenos Aires, some of them new or renovated. As the capital and largest city in Argentina, Buenos Aires is made up of 48 neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character. The city's architecture ranges from old world to modern, inspired by the city's strong immigrant influence. Beyond its financial, industrial and commercial strength, Buenos Aires is also known as Argentina's cultural hub, home to a number of museums and cultural sites, many of which can be used as Buenos Aires event venues.
Buenos Aires is served by the Ezeiza International Airport, which is also known as the Ministro Pistarini Airport. Located just 13 miles outside of the city, Ezeiza International is connected to Buenos Aires by the General Ricchieri Expressway. The airport offers a number of ground transportation options for Buenos Aires travelers.
Buenos Aires venues that welcome groups include the cosmopolitan 742-room Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center. Nestled in the heart of the city, just a half hour from Ezeiza International, the Sheraton features five executive floors, as well as 70,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate up to 9,000 people. Meeting spaces include 15 meeting rooms from 800 to 14,106 square feet, as well as a 13,740-square-foot ballroom. Meeting amenities include audio-visual, videoconferencing, simultaneous translation and catering services, while hotel amenities include two swimming pools, city tours, tennis courts, a fitness center and spa, shopping arcade and on-site dining.
Dining venues in Buenos Aires include thousands of options. A sampling features the authentic parrilla Puerto Madero Cabana las Lilas and San Telmo parrilla La Brigada as well as the award-winning French restaurant La Bourgogne. La Cabana, located in the Recoleta area, serves Argentine steaks and seafood, while Retiro's Tancat specializes in savory tapas.
Attendees can tour a tropical rainforest in the heart of Palermo at the Buenos Aires zoo, or sightsee amongst old-world and modern government buildings, palm trees and fountains at Plaza de Mayo, the historic core of Buenos Aires. Among Buenos Aires' most popular attractions is Florida Avenue, a mile-long pedestrian shopping district lined by opulent early 20th-century buildings. Caminita, a vibrant street in La Boca, boasts a strong European flavor, with colorful buildings inspired by the tango. The Evita Museum, housed in a beautiful Italian Renaissance mansion, celebrates the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron, while the Museo de la Ciudad celebrates Buenos Aires' architectural heritage.
Visitors can walk amongst the mausoleums at the world-famous Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Argentina's most famous and prosperous. Finally, meeting travelers can explore and gather in the world-renowned Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires' main opera house.