I am updating our content for Peru right now and am traveling through the country reviewing new hotels and taking a high-end trekking tour. I am encouraged by what I see happening here. First of all, if money is no object, you will be in great hands if you stay in hotels run by Orient-Express or Inkaterra. We’re adding the amazing Casitas del Colca from the former—watch for a video tour in a week or so. We are also adding the new Inkaterra boutique hotel in Cusco and their villas in Urubamba.
Casa Andina is kind of like the Marriott of Peru, with a standard decor across all their hotels. The new Private Collection series shows some promise though and we are adding their Arequipa hotel since it represents a welcome alternative to the Libertador Arequipa. I toured their Cusco version—with a new wing of suites being added right now—and will stay in the Lima one later this month.