Hub Porteño is a concept hotel located in one of the most emblematic areas of the neighborhood of Recoleta. With 11 spacious and luminous Suites, it is distinguished by the customization and intimacy of a house.
The original building structure is a French style house built in 1957 by the Palacios family, a well-known traditional Argentine family. Lalo Palacios bought part of the Duhau property in order to build the residence where he was going to live with his second wife: the famous singer, actress and showgirl Egle Martin. She was known as the “intellectual showgirl” due to her well-known relationships with writers, artists and musicians. Among the famous names that used to visit the building, apart from Carlos Thays and the Duhau family, Astor Piazzolla, Vinicius de Morais, Maysa, Tom Jobim, Carlos Páez Vilaró, Ernesto Spabato, and Sha Reza Palev can be named.
In the 80s the building was acquired by the Orient Express, becoming that later became La Cabaña Restaurant.
In the year 2010 Experiencia Urbana bought the property to transform and fully refurbish it in what is today known as Hub Porteño.
Using noble materials, looking at every detail, and promoting the work of loccal artists and artisans, the aim was to create a delicate space of high aesthetic in line with the magnificence of the Buenos Aires’ Belle Epoque. The hotel focus on maintaining the building as traditional house. That is the reason why there is no signage nor a visible reception or numbers at guestroom doors.
Phone.: 54 11 3220 6600