Colombia Archive

Luxury Travel for Less This Year in Latin America

If you want to upgrade your luxury travel experience or get the most from a vacation budget that’s not unlimited, Latin America offers some historic values this year. If you pay even a passing attention to the financial news, you know that the U.S. economy is thrashing most others around the world this year and […]

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Simon Bolivar Slept Here (Maybe): Portal de la Marquesa

We can’t promise you that Simon Bolivar slept in the grand home in Mompos that is now Hotel Portal de la Marquesa, but there’s a good chance. He spent a lot of time in this part of Colombia in his latter years. The area may feel a little deja-vu familiar if you’ve read the Gabriel […]

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NOW Luxury Boutique Hotel in a Resurgent Cali

When most people hear the name of Cali, Colombia, “hip boutique hotel” is probably not the first phrase that comes to mind. With all the incarnations of Escobar shows, movies, and telenovelas that have been released lately, it’s going to take a while for the city to shake off its sordid past. When a place […]

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A Luxury Hacienda Boutique Hotel in the Coffee Country of Colombia

The Coffee Triangle region of Colombia is one of the country’s most popular tourism areas, with gorgeous scenery. It’s the place where coffee lovers can taste some of the world’s best-known beans at the source. Pickings have been slim when it comes to luxury hotels, however, and up to now we’ve only had one featured […]

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A W Hotel Comes to Bogota

In the early days of Starwood’s W Hotels expansion, when a new W came to town it was a major event. From Bali to Barcelona, Istanbul to Santiago, it was almost taken by the locals as a sign that the city had made it. When the one opened in Mexico City, residents flocked to the […]

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New Hotels Coming to Latin America in 2015

I’m currently attending the International Luxury Travel Mart conference in the Riviera Maya this week (ILTM Americas) at a hotel I’m always glad to be in again: Fairmont Mayakoba. Through presentations and just bopping around the booths, I’m getting the scoop on what’s on the way next year and beyond. There are supposedly 429 hotels […]

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