Buenos Aires Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards

Buenos Aires was named the top city in Latin America while BA hotels dominated the region’s Top 25.

Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards were released this week, and Buenos Aires was named the #1 City in Central and South America as chosen by 80,000 world travelers.

The Conde Nast website summarizes the Top 5 Cities in Central and South America in reverse order: 5. Antigua de Guatemala, 4. Paraty, Brazil, 3. Cartagena, Colombia, 2. Cusco, Peru and 1. Buenos Aires.

In the six categories on which cities were judged, BA scored its highest marks for Restaurants (81.2), Culture (81) and Lodging (76) and its lowest marks for Atmosphere (74.5), Friendliness (69.4) and Shopping (61.4).

Buenos Aires also dominated the Readers’ Choice ranking of the Top 25 Hotels in South America with six Buenos Aires making the prestigious list including 4. Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau (94.4), 5. Four Seasons Buenos Aires (94.3), 7. Alvear Palace Hotel (92.8), 11. Sofitel Buenos Aires (90.1), 15. Loi Suites Recoleta (86.8), and 18. Park Tower Buenos Aires (85.4). (Full Story in Spanish)

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