Extravagance Archive

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 […]

Sipping 18- and 25-year Flor de Caña in the Rum Room

A while back I reviewed the 12-year Flor de Caña rum, which is one of the easiest premium bottles to find at the luxury hotels and resorts we often cover in Luxury Latin America. When I stayed at fabulous Mukul Resort earlier this year, however, at the top of my list after the sun went […]

New Vines of Mendoza Luxury Wine Lodge in Argentina

A few years back I did a popular post on the best wine lodges around Mendoza and it was a pretty short list. I need to update it. After a few years of big announcements and building, we’ve got a lot of new things to talk about in Argentina. The long-awaited Vines of Mendoza is […]