Latin America has been on a roll this whole time that everyone has been crying the blues in the rest of the world about low occupancy rates at hotels. Sure, some pockets are still down, but hotels are going up at a frantic pace in Peru and Colombia.
The Sacred Valley Gets Flooded…with Hotels
Nicholas Gill, who has written many of our reviews on luxury hotels in Peru, wrote this informative article for another publication: A Look Inside Peru’s Hotel Boom.
If you’ve been subscribing to our newsletter or following this blog, you know we’ve posted reviews of the most notable ones soon after they opened: Libertador Hotel Paracas, Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley, and Aranwa hotels in both the Sacred Valley and Cusco.
Libertador and Starwood are jointly opening a big Westin in Lima that will be the highest building in the country—I may be able to give a hard hat report when I’m there in late May. But wait, there’s more! Orient-Express is revamping a hotel they bought in the Sacred Valley. Plus the article says, “Chilean chain Explora and Marriott Hotels and Resorts are in the process of completing hotels in the area and Four Seasons and Aman Resorts also have expressed interest.”
Chain Hotels Pour Into Bogata, Colombia
Meanwhile, another contributor of ours, Mark Chesnut, wrote a piece for the Latin Business Chronicle on the Bogota Hotel Boom.
The international chains apparently feel just fine about Colombia now. A new JW Marriott just opened (we’ll have a review of it soon) and here’s who’s on the way: Ibis, Sonesta, Hilton, and Holiday Inn. As it stands now, 578 rooms will come online this year alone in Bogata. Plus Cali just got its first luxury hotel—we’ll have a detailed review of that up in the next month as well.
For now, see our reviews of the best luxury hotels in Colombia.