Extravagance Archive

Inside the Trump Ocean Club, Panama City’s Iconic Project

In Panama City, the real estate gold rush of the last 10 years centered on the Trump Ocean Club, the iconic tower that brought international prestige to the Panama property market. The project was the first Trump-branded development in Central America, exposing Panama City to a new generation of  investors and second home buyers. When […]

Great Tequila in a Work of Art: Reserva de la Familia

For most people the particular spirit they like best is a matter of taste, but if you gathered around a couple dozen tequila fans and asked them for their favorites, Reserva de la Familia would get mentioned more often than not. It’s rare to see a top-10 list that doesn’t have this one on there […]

The New Vina Vik Hotel in Chile’s Wine Country

What’s the best wine lodge in Chile? Strangely, that has been a tough question to answer ever since Luxury Latin America debuted in 2007. While neighboring Argentina kept adding more and more spectacular places to stay while touring the vineyards and sipping good wine, in Chile the best option up to now only had four […]

Casa Dragones Sipping Tequila

Often here on the Luxury Latin America blog we’ll review brands of tequila that taste like a high-end spirit but are priced at $40 a bottle or less. Casa Dragones is definitely not one of those. At a list price of $275, this is an ultra-premium tequila best given as a client gift or a […]

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 […]

Elegant Hotel Plaza Grande in the Center of Quito

We first reviewed Boutique Hotel Plaza Grande back when Luxury Latin America first launched, in the latter half of the 00s. It was the new kid on the block then in Ecuador and marked a major turning point for the city. A decade ago Quito was a UNESCO World Heritage site already and had been […]