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It’s amazing they waited this long to build a soccer-themed hotel.
Introducing Hotel Boca, a 17-story temple of slumber and revelry dedicated to Buenos Aires’s favorite sons of soccer, the Boca Juniors Athletic Club, booking suites (and post-match press conferences) now.
This is precisely where you’ll want to steer your after-hours agenda in Buenos Aires—and not just because it’ll be the eye of the storm during a victory riot. Starting this month, all the Boca Juniors players will rest their heads here before games. And where they go, so goes their leggy entourage of would-be tango partners.
You don’t actually need to book a room to enjoy the après-football festivals of steak and wine that will naturally ensue here. But you’ll want to. Beneath the signature blue-and-gold-draped walls and life-size paintings of legendary footballers, you’ll find all your five-star necessities. The heated indoor pool. The Maradona-worthy gym. The flat-screens broadcasting all Boca Juniors, all the time.
Plus, if you ask in advance, the hotel will let you prove your athletic prowess in a penalty-kick competition at the stadium.
Go ahead, tear your shirt off in celebration.