My destination on the map

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Shoot a video of Argentina, place it on the map, share it and win one of 12 trips available.

My destination on the map” is a video contest, organized by the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation and Destino Argentina.

The video can be of your place of residence (if you live in Argentina), your vacation spot, or any place you’ll be visiting in Argentina. You can shoot a landscape, a recipe, a song, an adventure, a story or a moment.  You can use a mobile device, a tablet a pocket camera or a professional camera. With a maximum of five minutes, it may contain music, voice, ambient sound or your own voice.

The contest will finish on March 30th, 2015, when the 36 finalist videos will be posted. Six of them will be selected by popular vote, and the remaining thirty by a commission of the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation and Destino Argentina.

So go ahead, shoot your video, place it on the map, share and add votes to win. An expert jury and also the general public will vote and will designate the 12 winning videos, who can choose one of the 12 prizes.

Palermo Viejo keeps on focusing on the Customer Experience

We as hoteliers know that customer experience’ is today’s business benchmark. And is no surprise that this concept is being extended to other businesses as well.

Many stores in Palermo (and other trendy areas of Buenos Aires) are focusing on what they can do to make a strong impact and create excellent memories in customers. And by keeping this in mind they are transforming regular stores into “experience stores”.

Here’s our pick:

Fóvea: Exhibition and sale of photos. Courses, seminars and production and experimentation workshops. Ravignani 2222- Doorbell #1.- Web: http://foveaespacio.tumblr.com

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Patron: a concept store that mixes fashion and jewelry design. The space is thought to bring refinement and authenticity to the simplest choices. Malabia 1644.Web: http://www.patronba.com

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Salon Berlin: a bar, a hair dresser and a a barber shop. All in one place, setting trends not only for aesthetical reasons but also for having the best DJ sets and cocktails in Palermo. Humboldt 1411, Web: http://www.berlinradio.com.ar 

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Eterna Cadencia: a bookstore, editorial and cafe. Honduras 5574. Web: http://www.eternacadencia.com 

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Casa Cavia: the new kid on the block: opens on December 11th. A place to delight the mind and senses: books, flowers, perfume store and a bar/restaurant. Cavia 2985. Web: http://www.casacavia.com

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Polo season is on!

Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo de Palermo,

The last and main handicap Polo tournaments, the Palermo Open Championship, is about to start.

This coming Saturday November 15th the first game will kick off at the “Cathedral” as they call this Palermo polo field, and the championship will finish on December 6th.

On this first day La Dolfina will be playing vs. Miramar, and La Aguada will be playing against Magual.

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo de Palermo, through its 121 years of history, has become one of the most renowned tournament of the world. The best players in history have engraved their names in this tournament, as it is all polo players’ dream to play in it, currently known as the “Abierto de Palermo”.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of each game. Don’t wait until the very last moment, as they get sold out pretty quick. You can get them at this link.

Don’t miss this chance of watching the best Polo of the world!

Casa FOA: creativity to the max.

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Casa FOA is a space for free development of creativity, a meeting place where designers, architects, decorators and landscape designers are selected for their talent and prestige.

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Casa FOA emerged in 1985 as an initiative of Mercedes Malbran Campos and a group of women, in order to raise funds for the Fundacion Oftalmologica Argentina “Jorge Malbran” (FOA).

With increasing success since 1985, Casa FOA is an indisputable leader in the country’s cultural agenda and an absolute must for the latest design trends within a multiplicity of tastes and styles.

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This new Casa FOA edition is located in the in St. Benedict Abbey, a magical building.

50 architectural firms, interior design and landscaping transformed the micro cells of 20 m2 of the abbey, galleries, courtyards and gardens into a great  architectural & deco exhibition.

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USEFUL INFORMATION
Casa FOA: from October 1oth to November 16th.
Hours: 12 noon to 8pm.
Address: Gorostiaga 1908 & Luis María Campos – Capital Federal.
General Admission: $ 90 pesos
Senior citizens and Students: 20% discount
Under 12 and disabled: free admission
http://www.casafoa.com/

Smith Hotel Awards 2014 are back!

They’re bigger, they’re better and they’re back: Here come the Smith Hotel Awards 2014!

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Last year, Home Hotel resulted RUNNER-UP: BEST BUDGET BOUTIQUE HOTEL – SMITH HOTEL AWARDS 2013.

This year, we are asking you to vote for us (thank you!) until September 30th. Everyone who votes has the chance to win a five-night stay at the official Best Smith Hotel 2014.

The winners will be announced at a special awards event in London on November 6th for hoteliers, press and the great and good of the boutique travel industry.

So vote now and win!

Visit the Smith Hotel Awards site for more details.

Buenos Aires Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week is a biannual event where premium restaurants in town offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices.

From September 1st to September 14th, more than 40 restaurants in the City of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas will participate in this new edition.

The objective of Buenos Aires Food Week is to expand the access to high gastronomy to the general public, offering the chance to lunch or dine in premium restaurants at convenient prices for two weeks.

Prices of Buenos Aires Food Week menu is 140 pesos per person for lunch and 220 pesos per person for dinner. These prices do not include drinks, gratuity or service.

The menu consists of 3 steps: starter, main course and dessert, with two or three options to choose in each step.

For more information, please visit: http://bafoodweek.com/ 

Red de Turismo Responsable is celebrating their 5th anniversary!

The RESPONSIBLE TOURISM NETWOK (Red de Turismo Responsable) is celebrating their 5th anniversary!

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The RESPONSIBLE TOURISM NETWOK (Red de Turismo Responsable) is a space involving companies from the tourist sector, organizations from civil society and government agencies, media, chambers, administrators of protected areas and universities, with the objective of developing common indicators for responsibly managed tourism.

They believe that the only way to reach a genuine proposal is through collaborative debate, with specific measures to offer travelers services that as an objective have an interest in developing our communities socially, environmentally and economically.

As a network their objective is to offer to travelers a source of legitimate and genuine information, and information which verifies the commitments of our members.

Home Hotel is a proud member of this network: Happy anniversary!