At the foot of the Andes Mountains rises the elegant silhouette of the Entre Cielos hotel amidst the dazzling scenery of Mendoza. This area is home to the malbec grape and a strategic point of access to the natural attractions of Western Argentina. The hotel is surrounded by the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo and provides a unique experience in relaxation for the body and the spirit. Its innovative proposal has earned the Gold Medal for Best Wine Tourism 2014 and the Best Sensuous Spa in the World in 2013, among other distinctions.
Entre Cielos is a luxurious boutique hotel that focuses on the world of wine (other luxury boutique hotels around the world). The decor and atmosphere of its 16 suites and rooms are warm tributes to the different varieties of regional wines. The exclusive Marantal wines originated in the surrounding vineyards. Among them stand out the Marantal Malbec 2012, included in the Wine Guide by the famous wine expert and journalist Patricio Tapia, who described it as “rich in red fruits, tense in acidity, and playing with the expression of its variety: cherries, violets, sweetness without exaggeration”. (Other wines and wineries in Mendoza).
Katharina, the hotel´s elegant restaurant is an alluring invitation to experience Mendoza´s haute cuisine, with dishes based on regional products such as Patagonian lamb in Ras sauce or the Filet mignon with malbec. Furthermore, the Beef Club & Wine House offers a relaxed atmosphere and specializes in Argentine beef and wines. (Argentinian champagne).
The spa at Entre Cielos is famous for its Hammam, a method of purification, cleansing and relaxation used in ancient Eastern European cultures. It features water in a meticulous sequence that stimulates the cleansing and renewal of the body by inducing a deep state of mental and physical relaxation. After six consecutive stages of steam baths, hot water swimming pools and massages with foam or essential oils, the process culminates in the rest room with Oriental teas, fresh juices and dried fruit. In this idyllic environment, wine does more than delight the palate; it also helps restore health and beauty with treatments based on the exfoliating properties of the grape seeds, complemented by wine baths, massages and steam baths.
The Entre Cielos experience extends to the extraordinary beauty of its natural environment, where guests can play golf, go fishing, horseback riding or biking. Potrerillos, only 20 minutes from the hotel, is ideal for water sports such as rafting, windsurfing and kayaking, and in the cold months the proximity of important winter sports centers offers the opportunity for snowshoeing. But without a doubt, one of the greatest privileges here is the possibility of visiting the natural wonder of Puente del Inca to admire the silhouette of the magnificent Aconcagua, South America’s highest mountain. ■