Mio Hotel – Buenos Aires

THE HOTELhotel-mio-buenos-aires-exterior-fabcdcStepping through the stunning six meter-high door made of French oak from wine barrels,
on the distinguished Quintana Avenue, at the heart of distinct Recoleta, MIO BUENOS AIRES stands apart.
A blend of daring design, comfort and meticulous service with state-of-the-art technology stands out as a fusion of luxury, high-tech functionality and pleasure.
Fine materials such as calden wood, glass, cotton, oak, steel, marble and silk, all combinemio-buenos-airesbeautifully to create a unique aesthetic that stands apart in a tangible sensation of warmness and intimacy in each and every one of the thirty rooms and suites of MIO BUENOS AIRES.
The ample selection of lighted spaces coupled with the each and every detail and exclusive pieces, places MIO BUENOS AIRES at the forefront of design sophistication.
Rooms and suites with no partition walls to take full advantage of the width of each dimension, maintaining the space continuance filled with natural light.
MIO BUENOS AIRES stands out as an icon of distinct identity that combines luxury, elegance and original design, with customized care and an exceptional service, featuring a blend of luxury, hi-tech functionality and pleasure.

BATHTUBSsuite-mio_04
Bathtubs were created by Mario Dasso, a talented Argentinean whose art consists in engraving nature. Mario does not pick any particular tree; he would rather go into the mountain and surprise himself. He listens to that inner voice that guides him, the same voice that his ancestors -the Mapuche Indian tribes- used to hear. It is then when the wood would come to him to find that amazing calden waiting for him. The artist works with dead trees. In La Pampa, the story goes that when a calden tree dies, it does no longer watch nature but starts narrating its story. This Pampa artist does not choose the trees, the trees find him. He does not choose the final work, he goes for it. Every artwork is unique and has a message.
Every MIO BUENOS AIRES bathtub has been meticulously engraved by Mr. Dasso.

MIO BUENOS AIRES doors are made of wine barrels made of pure French oak, on which the streaks marking the wine path, their poise and work dedication stands out.

ENVIRONMENTpuerta_02
We care for the environment through recycling practices, environmentally friendly product selection, and high efficiency lighting. MIO BUENOS AIRES is also implementing new sustainable development measures.

ART
Hotel boutique MIO BUENOS AIRES offers its public areas for the promotion of Argentine
artists, privileging the exhibition of emerging artists to make their contribution to the diffusion of the extraordinary talent of our artists.

SPA AND FITNESS
A true escape from the world outside, MIO BUENOS AIRES features everything you need for total relaxation.
Walls and ceiling covered with black stone from San Luis, reflecting the solar energy on the pool, generate a weak light that provides for the perfect urban retreat for the body and soul.
Juices and natural beverages bar.mio_buenos_aires_hotel_6956937
Manual, oriental and harmonizing therapies.
Cabinets for facial and body treatments.
Exquisite relaxing and stimulating massage menu.
Steam bath.
Fitness center for cardio exercise.
Giant Jacuzzi.

CUISINE AND BAR
Sivela 465 means contemporary cuisine that invites you to share the daily ceremony of breaking bread with those you love.sivela_02
We open our prominent French oak doors to all our guests, friends and neighbors, to come and share a pleasant moment with us at any hour of the day.
In Finnish, Sivellä means to paint. Just as on a great artist’s canvas, we paint an authentic concert of aromas and flavors in each of our dishes.
Hidden in the heart of our hotel Mio Buenos Aires, the Sivela 465 restaurant invites its guests to enjoy a new universe of flavors in contemporary cuisine, using seasonal recipes.
Inspired by memories of great journeys, of secret places, and many recipes shared in the heat of the campfire with friends and family, our cuisine is fresh and contemporary, sealed by wine and the sun.
With its attentive service and daring functional design, Sivela 465 serves simple, high quality dishes, prepared and presented with casual elegance. Spacious and well-lit during the day, Sivela 465 becomes intimate and cozy to receive its nighttime guests.mio-lounge_02

Pablo Aguilo
Pointer Outfitters

Advertisements

Park Tower – A Luxury Collection Hotel

Situated in the heart of vibrant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Park Tower epitomizes the city’s inimitable allure. Inside the hotel, exquisite décor and innate elegance seduce while outside, unlimited and enriching activities await—just steps away.lux233ex.83383_xx

The regal 23-floor hotel offers 181 captivating Biedermeier-style guest rooms with refined Italian marble bathrooms. Deluxe Corner Suites, two Terrace Suites, and the top-floor St. Regis Suite provide spectacular city views and unparalleled opulence.

Local Area

Buenos Aires is not only Argentina’s capital, it is also the largest cosmopolitan city in Latin America.

The city began as a settlement on the banks of the widest river in the world, the Rio de la Plata—or as the Spanish conquistadors called it, the “Fresh Water Sea”. Today, it is a hub of the continent’s commercial, financial, cultural, and entertainment industries.swhwn.82498_xx

An ever-developing metropolis, visitors find cultures from all over the world along with designer boutiques, fine restaurants, museums, cultural centers, modern theaters, and cinemas. Charming avenues with names like Santa Fe, Alvear, and Corrientes populate the city, as do beautiful urban parks in the Palermo neighborhood and artistic sites like Las Nereidas: the famous Lola Mora sculpture in the riverside area Puerto Madero.

The Colón Theater and National Museum of Fine Arts are just a few of the establishments that reflect the city’s cultural wealth, which is also seen in Buenos Aires’ many diverse barrios, or neighborhoods. It was here that Argentina’s famous tango evolved, and its urban music is still one of the city’s distinguishing characteristics.

• General Shopping Hours are from 10am – 10pm.
• The currency is the Argentine Peso and credit cards are widely accepted.
• Spanish is the official language of Buenos Aires, but English, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, German, and Armenian speakers are available at the hotel.
• The electrical current is 12/110/220 volt

Features

Incomparable accommodations, a prime location, and warm ambiance combined with unparalleled service make Park Tower the top choice in Buenos Aires for a memorable stay.

In addition to around-the-clock butlers on each floor, a professional Business Center, and valet parking, our Luxury Collection Concierge is always on hand to assist guests. Striving to provide each one with an unforgettable stay, he is pleased to arrange memorable visits to Tigre: an authenticlux233fc.112647_xxEstancia or the distinct Argentinean countryside as well as make restaurant reservations, provide local area information, and more.

Among the hotel features you can find: swimming pools, shooping arcade, Park Tower gym, lighten outdoor tennis court, internet access, environmental practices, and more.

Room classes

Deluxe Room: Our 125 spacious, sophisticated Biedermeier-influenced Deluxe Rooms’ regal golden hues and refined wood furniture reflect the overall style and elegance of Park Tower. In addition to inviting bedding, they feature an expansive sitting area—perfect for relaxing after an exciting day spent exploring Buenos Aires. (420 Square Feet / 39 Square Meters) lux233gr.154145_xx

Grand Deluxe Room:Located between the 18th and 23rd floors, our spacious, elegant Biedermeier-influenced. Grand Deluxe Rooms reflect the hotel’s signature discreet opulence. Combining regal golden hues and refined wood furniture with an expansive sitting area and unrivaled amenities—an espresso machine, exclusive St. Regis Lounge access, and more—they are ideal for relaxing after an exhilarating day spent exploring Buenos Aires. (420 Square Feet / 39 Square Meters)lux233gr.154144_xx

Corner Suite: Our 16 Corner Suites, featuring separate bedrooms and living rooms, are the perfect choice for high-flying executives. Moreover, their charming Biedermeier-style décor and state-of-the-art technological amenities ensure a convenient and enjoyable stay. (592-753 Square Feet / 55-70 Square Meters)lux233gr.154139_xx

Terrace Suite:Our two Terrace Suites, differentiated as the Senator’s Suite and the Governor’s Suite, promise an unforgettable, opulent stay. Featuring spacious terraces with sweeping views of the city and Rio de la Plata along with separate living, dining, and bedrooms, they provide an abundance of space for relaxing, working, and everything in-between. (1,722-1,884 Square Feet / 160-175 Square Meters)lux233gr.154131_xx

St. Regis Suite: Our most discerning guests revel in the penthouse St. Regis Suite. Occupying the entire top floor of Park Tower, it includes a living room, dining room, kitchen, work studio, two bedrooms, and three bathrooms—all accessed via private elevator. Large windows provide a 360-degree view of the Rio de la Plata and downtown Buenos Aires. An unequalled interior, combining comfort with elegance, features imported fine English furniture and characteristic antiques. (3,531 Square Feet / 328 Square Meters)

lux233gr.83376_xxlux233gb.83380_xx

Experience the luxury and beauty of this unique hotel, with offers and access to unlimited activities.
Pablo Aguilo,

Pointer Outfitters.

Fly Fishing + Luxury Wines Tour

If you come to Argentina to experience Fly-Fishing with us, you can also choose to enjoy a 6 full days of Wine tour in Mendoza .Park-Hyatt-Mendoza-Hotel-Casino-and-Spa-Night-Facade

We suggest to stay the first 2 days in Mendoza city at the Park Hyatt Resort and 4 days at the renowned Uco Valley winemaking region, nestled at the base of the majestic Andes Mountains, 1.5 hours from Mendoza city.

Tour Description

Day 1

Reception at the airport of Mendoza City. Transfer to Park Hyatt Resort.

At the time to be arranged and accompanied by our host, an experienced guide-sommelier, you will visit the first selected winery on this exciting wine tour: We will have lunch at the restaurant, located on the terrace,. While enjoying a delicious gourmet menu we can admire the hundreds of acres of vineyards that surround it, framed by the Andes. After enjoying our food, we will be accompanied through the vineyards and the wine cellar to finish the tour with their special and famous tastings.

In the evening we will transport you to your accommodation.

Day 2

Transport to the winemaking oasis, the Central Wine Region of Mendoza, famous for its elegant Malbec and prestigious red wines. Here there are 100-year-old wineries mixed in with modern projects and high-end gastronomy. We will visit three well-known wineries in Luján de Cuyo. Taste wines while our sommelier will instruct us on how to correctly perform a wine tasting. Also, he will inform us about Argentinean wines, the conduction and irrigation systems and the elaboration process from the moment of harvest until the wine, after an extensive aging in tanks, oak barrels and then bottles which are carefully stored in the cellars, is ready for consumption, resulting in pure harmonious wines with great character and body. As an expert sommelier, our host will also provide us with techniques for proper wine tasting and successful pairing. Lunch at one of the wineries selected for the tour. Return to your accommodations in the afternoon.

If you want we can arrange a down town citytour and dinner at a nice restaurant with tango show.

Some of the Wineries you can choose to visit in Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu are:

*Catena Zapata9487000_1213990

*Luigi Bosca

*Vistandes

*Lagarde

*Dante Robino

*Tapiche

*Zuccardi

*Trivento

Day 3

Pick you up at Park Hyatt Mendoza and transfer to Uco Valley, home of the greatest wines and one of the most beautiful and special places on the planet. A perfect combination of: high desert, vineyards, and mountains.

Get to The Vines Resort and Spa vinesresort

After 2 days of visiting wineries we suggest to take this day to relax and enjoy what “The vines Resort and Spa” has to offer. Make yourself time to enjoy your villa, to choose your favorite spot on the outdoor deck and start dreaming about that first glass of wine today. The journey can start with a fabulous and very slow lunch, taking the first views of the Andes or jumping into the pool.

Post siesta – maybe head to the spa for a massage or just sit by the pool with a good book or maybe Time for biking through the vineyards.

Head to Siete Fuegos for your first “grilling heaven” and a great bottle of wine. But save room for the Dulce de Leche ice cream (our suggestion: take it outside to watch the stars or inside by the fire)

Day 4

Waking up for sunrise is an absolute must.

Alternatively – get up at 5am to go for a sunrise horse-ride into the Andes – crest a peak just in time to see the sun come up and the Andes explode in colors.

For this day, we’d suggest a tour of the resort and getting to know the 1500 acres of vineyards that surround it.

You can also start the day off riding horses through its Private Vineyards, stopping along the way to get their hands dirty with our farming team, and then end up at their Winery where they’ll be able to meet our winemaking team, taste wines from the barrel, and blend their own wine – a really fun activity.

​Maybe try your very first wineries in Uco Valley without leaving the resort: Gimenez Riili, Super Uco. or Corazón del Sol

Then there is an important decision: big lunch at a winery (Gimenez Riili) or something quick at the pool bar and then on to more wineries for tasting

Siesta! After getting up early, you deserve this great Argentine tradition.

As the sun starts to set, head back and change for dinner but come back to the pool for sunset with a Gin & Tonic made from local Gin “Principe de los Apóstoles” scented with TR1_StaySlidermate, something vinesresort1unique. Share a few stories of the adventures of the day while dining as locals do: two good Empanadas Mendocinas and a few more glasses of Malbec at the bar. Simple & elegant. Uco Valley Style.

Day 5

As you start feeling like a wine expert, its time for Winery touring in the area. We would recommend leaving around 10am and visiting these very unique wineries: Salentein, the pioneers in Uco Valley, also featuring Killka, their art collection. Then another big decision to make: having the great 6 course tasting lunch at Andeluna or La Azul, probably the smallest winery you will ever visit and the warmest hearts on their fabulous team.

If feeling even more adventurous, head a little bit higher to Atamisque, and enjoy their fresh trout menu, one of the rare occasion in which you will be able to choose something else than great beef!

​ Head back to your villa around 5pm, still plenty of time to prepare for another amazing sunset.

Head back to Siete Fuegos (time to order all pending items on the menu on your first night) or “conspire” with us to prepare a private dinner for two at the vineyards (private chef cooking for your in a very unique spot, something you will always remember…)
Time to be grateful…

Day 6

Another day to relax and enjoy in the resort. These are the options:

Relax in your Villa: Enjoy the comfort of the rooms offer its cutting edge design, equipped with the latest technology, the wonderful view of the decks, the fireplace and the hearth of the terraces.

Running and walking among the vineyards: Their farm team designed a circuit to run or walk enjoying the magic of the vineyards while we exercise. It has a 5 km adapted to this activity.

Bike Tour: Combine two wonderful activities, enjoy a bike ride of more than 600 ha.

Horseback riding: Make a stunning ride of over 650 acres, tour their vineyards located at the foot of the Andes.Spa-Fitness-1-Hero_StayHero

Yoga: Stretch out at a yoga class while looking out onto a beautiful view of our vineyards and the Andes.

Pool/Jacuzzi: Enjoy the heated pool and pool bar. Relax in the fabulous Jacuzzi surrounded by vineyards and lake.

Gym: With the latest technology machines, breathtaking scenery of vineyards and mountains and ultramodern architecture, the gym is the perfect spot for lovers of sport and physical activity instead . It has tv and music for your entertainment. Open 24 hours.

Climbing wall: For those who enjoy the adrenaline and the outdoors.

DAY 7

Depending on your departure time, you may add one more light lunch outside and the last picture of the fabulous Andes.

Transfer to the Airport.

We hope you can enjoy this wonderful trip.

Pablo Aguiló

Pointer Wingshooting

Park-Hyatt-Mendoza-Hotel-Casino-And-Spa-Olive-Tree-Vineyards-Andes

Describe a tarpon: Brutal

The King of Silver has an insatiable appetite, and gets very violent. Tarpon take with power, and show stamina and acrobatic qualities that make tarpon a formidable adversary on a fly rod.

Fishing Tarpon or Sabalo, as it is known in Cuba, can be divided into three categories: Baby Tarpon (those that they weigh up to 30 Lbs), Medium Tarpon (those that weigh 30 Lbs up to 80 Lb) and Monster Tarpon (those of more than 80 Lb and sometimes can surpass the incredible mark of 200 Lbs). Obviously,IMG_GR_testimonials1415304557 the last category is hunted hard, but unfortunately these behemoths are much less common.

When nearing a school of Tarpon, holding an 11 or 12 wt. rod, legs shake and a matchless sensation of adrenalin invades the body, as you anticipate a battle with one of these marine monsters. Sighting and casting accurately play a major role as the angler must reach the school of Tarpon that swim slowly in a circle within meters of the boat. At all times it is important to control one’s nervousness and to never feel intimidated by the presence of these extraordinary beasts.

The beginning of the road to success is to strip strike the fish precisely and firmly. the violent reaction of the Tarpon when it feels the fly in its mouth is going to send him skyward. so you have to bow to the king to keep that line slack and then hold your rod low and keep him under control – easier said than done.IMG_GR_testimonials1415304630

It is a difficult sensation to describe with words

Pablo Aguiló
Pointer Outfitters

Credits to Avalon

IMG_GR_testimonials1416875975IMG_GR_testimonials1416874866

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino

The grapes for the Malbec Catena Zapata come from a meticulous selection of the best lots of the family vineyards. these vineyards are cultivated manually, so that they produce very low yields. The wine is aged for 24 months in new French oak. This wine is made in very little quantities.

catena1

This exquisite wine has a deep and intensive violet color. Its aroma remits to cassis, mocha, clove and marked earthy notes.

catena zapata1

So… what do you think of this wine!? Have you ever try it? I think it’s ideal for a typical Argentinean “asado” after a long day of wingshooting!

A Luxurious Hotel

ALVEAR PALACE HOTEL

Whether you come to Argentina to fish Golden Dorados or maybe Rainbow Trout, you should stay at least one time in the fantastic and well-known Alvear Palace Hotel. We recommend our friends and guests to do it at least once in their lives.

The hotel from the street

The hotel from the street

Situated in the most elegant neighborhood of Buenos Aires, La Recoleta, the Alvear Palace Hotel was originally built as a luxury hotel to accommodate the increasing amount of European visitors arriving in Buenos Aires at the time, the Alvear Palace was transformed in 1932 into a model of the highest expression of refinement. The majestic rooms and suites, as well as the lobby and public areas, are reminiscent of the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, which are evident in the furniture, the crystal chandeliers, walls decorated with gold leaf and works of art of famous artists.

The luxurious lobby.

The luxurious lobby.

With eleven floors and five basement levels, this luxurious hotel has a capacity for 800 people in 110 rooms and 100 suites.

One of the gorgeous rooms.

One of the gorgeous rooms.

So guys, if you want to stay at this wonderful hotel on your next fishing trip with Pointer Fly Fishing, just let us know. You can’t miss it!

Algodon Mansion Hotel

The Mansion.

The Mansion.

Algodon Mansion is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Buenos Aires’ most elegant residential neighborhood, Recoleta. Their luxury suites are exceptionally spacious and offer superior comforts in amenities.

THE SUITES

mansion2

One of the luxurious rooms.

Algodon Mansion’s spacious suites have been designed to meet the highest quality standards for service, technology, comfort, and sophisticated aesthetic appeal. Many of their larger suites include additional comforts such as separate living areas, cozy fireplaces and elegant wine-themed wet bars.

Living room

RESTAURANT AND BAR

Algodon Club & Wine Bar is a favorite destination for neighborhood locals and international crowds alike. Their unique wine list exemplifies the Argentinean wine portfolio, with emphasis on the premium and icon vintages of our their private collection from Algodon Wine Estates in Mendoza.

mansion4

LE SPA

Enlighten your spirit and enliven your soul at their Buenos Aires spa in Recoleta. Le Spa features steam, sauna, and massage rooms where guests will be pampered with treatment options from an extensive menu. We strongly recommend you to make a reservation!

mansion5

ROOFTOP POOL

The rooftop’s open-air lounge invites afternoon tanning in the summer sun or twilight soirées on a warm moonlit Recoleta evening. Hidden away on the rooftop of our Buenos Aires mansion, their sky bar offers an enticing menu of drinks from around the world.

mansion6

Relax time!

Well, if you are thinking of coming to Argentina for some flyfishing, don’t miss the opportunity to stay in this wonderful hotel.

More info at http://www.algodonmansion.com

The Benefits of Flying on a Private Jet

Considering Private Charter?

interior2

Today I bring you one more fact proving that Pointer Fly Fishing is your best option for your fishing trip.

Over the years we’ve learned that some of our clients want a more luxurious and special stay; so, to fulfill their wishes we offer private jets for a fancy and private first class flight.

A Guide for First-time Flyers:

Over the years, the popularity of private air charter services has soared.  And once you’ve experienced a private charter flight, you’ll understand why!  While there are many reasons for the growing interest in charter air services, common motivations for flying private charter include the greater convenience, comfort, privacy — and productivity — that private charter flights provide, above and beyond what is provided by first- and business-class seats offered by commercial airlines.

private-charter-1

Indeed, some of the benefits for private air charter — such as schedule and productivity gains — can help to off-set the typically higher fees paid for private air charter flights.

And for luxury-seekers, of course there is nothing quite like the comfort and privacy of your own private flight!

We can offer you a Metroliner, a King Air 90 or a Piper Navajo.

Piper Navajo

Piper Navajo

Metroliner

Metroliner

King Air 90

King Air 90

There are many reasons to ask for this service and enjoy the benefits. Check it out:

-SAVING TIME: This is one of the most important reasons for using this service. You can get to the airport only a few minutes before your departure time, fly directly to your destination and avoid long queues waiting at the commercial airport.

-PRODUCTIVITY: Saving time provides a significantly more productive time. You and your team can take advantage of the travelling time discussing your hunting options or just catching up.

Clients and friends of Pointer Wingshooting

Clients and friends of Pointer Wingshooting

-CONVENIENCE: There are more airports that can be used for private jets (compared to commercial airports). This means that we can land closer to your lodge or final destination.

-FLEXIBILITY: Aircrafts can be available in a few hours after requested and can wait if you are delayed.

-QUALITY OF SERVICE: The private jet offers luxury facilities, lot of space, individual attention and besides, you can request (in advance) your favourite foods and drinks.

-PRIVACY: You can feel at home when travelling to your destination.

interior2

-STRESS REDUCTION: You will be much more relaxed without long delays, transfers or lost luggage.

In-flight Entertainment, Catering and Other Amenities…

But your enjoyment doesn’t end with a comfortable flight.  These days, many private jets are equipped with DVD and CD players — and some even offer surround sound.  You’ll have a library of movies and music to choose from — or you can bring along your own.  Our flight planner will work with you to make sure you have the entertainment you desire.

private-charter-3

On request, catering services and a well-stocked bar can be planned ahead to meet all your in-flight dining and entertainment needs.  From healthy vegetarian meals to gourmet coffees, from in-flight snacks to warm rolls with dinner, from fresh fruit juices to premium wines and liquors, all your wishes can be fulfilled, no matter how extravagant.

private-charter-2

In most cases, catering is provided by top restaurants located within the vicinity of related airports – not by standard commercial airline food services – so food quality is far superior to commercial flight options.

For more information, please visit our website: www.pointerflyfishing.com or click here and complete our contact form.

Faena Hotel

Have you ever heard about The Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires? Well let me tell you that this luxurious hotel is known worldwide because of its exquisite design.

faena1

The Faena, formally known as Faena Hotel+Universe, is a five star hotel in Puerto Madero (a neighbourhood of Buenos Aires).

faena7

A Little Bit of History…

The lot where the hotel sits today was originally purchased in 1902. .The structure measured 25,000 m2 (270,000 ft2) in indoor area and was built with bricks imported from Manchester.

Saved from the wrecking ball by local cultural preservation associations, the building was purchased by fashion designer Alan Faena, who after a US$40 million investment opened the Faena Hotel in October 2004.

Refurbished and decorated by designer Philippe Starck, the hotel has 105 rooms and is adjacent to an apartment complex of 83 units. The hotel includes the rustic El Mercado restaurant, a café, wine cellar, fashion boutique, cabaret and spa. The Cabaret hosts the number one Tango show in Buenos Aires “Rojo Tango”.

faena3

Pool Bar

Cuisine

Besides enjoying a unique stay, the hotel offers its guests various options of excellence with its gourmet service. The Faena counts with six restaurants and bars. One of them is “El Mercado”; where you can enjoy traditional Argentinian cuisine from their rustic adobe oven. Another is “El Bistro”, which represents the latest trends in contemporary cuisine.

faena2

Spa Hammam & Gym

With a proposal based on three key pillars – spirit, fitness & beauty – the Hammam Spa & Gym deploys a wide range of treatments and programs to enjoy quiet moments and reload energies.

faena5

It’s worth mentioning that in addition to all these services, this hotel also offers the best Tango show in all Buenos Aires, an exquisite wine cellar, library lounge, swimming pool, and many more services.

faena6

If you are planning to come to Argentina for a fishing weekend with Pointer Fly Fishing, you can’t miss the opportunity to stay in such a luxurious place.

For more information, please click here and we will contact you.

Pointer Fly Fishing