An elegant, 19th-century Spanish colonial façade welcomes guests at this luxurious property overlooking the lively Plaza de la Independencia. Although the city of Mendoza is known for its nearby vineyards and Andes ski resorts (just 90 minutes away), this hotel gives visitors good reason to stay in town. Inspired by the area's wineries, The Kaua Club & Spa features antioxidant treatments using products that incorporate ingredients from local grapes. Among the house dining venues, Grill Q serves traditional Argentine meats in a setting clad in warm wood with a view of the garden and pool. When not sipping local vintages, dining on sirloin empanadas or unwinding with a signature wine facial, guests can head for the tri-level Regency Casino. This upscale space lures glamorous gamblers from around the world with a variety of table games that include all the usual suspects, as well as punto y banca, a local variation of Baccarat.