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Source: Hotels Magazine
By: Michael Martin

Everyone loves a new hotel. But before they hit the glossy travel magazines or weekend travel section of your local newspaper, here is a look at fall's hottest hotel openings around the globe.

Algodon Mansion -- Buenos Aires, Argentina

Wow Factor: First luxury boutique hotel to open in the Recoleta Opening: December 2008

Boutique hotels open almost every month in nearby Palermo and San Telmo, but an opening in the ever-posh Recoleta is truly a news event.

An area more familiar with Four Seasons and Park Hyatt gets a substantive addition with this six-story remodeled 1920s belle époque mansion located in the heart of Buenos Aires' best neighborhood. The hotel is a mini-compound of 10 suites ranging from 1,200 square feet featuring a mix of antiques and cutting-edge designs by B&B Italia and Cappellini.

Attended by 24-hour butlers, rooms overlook a shaded residential street and exquisite four-story waterfall cascading from the rooftop to the lobby.

The main floor hotel features a formal French-fusion restaurant with wine bar and library lounge that opens to a covered outside patio with crackling fireplace. Teak decks and loungers surround a rooftop swimmer's pool for summertime tanning with small bar for afternoon soirées.