Four Seasons Archive

Their List, Our Reviews: Best Hotels in Central & South America

The January issue of Condé Nast Traveler has their Gold List, which contains the top hotels in each region based on reader surveys. I don’t tend to trust reader surveys very much since ball0t-stuffing is so rampant. As one experienced hotel PR agency person once said to me, “Most people who are going to take an [...]

Sofitel and Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

Along with adding reviews of new and notable boutique hotels in Buenos Aires, we’ve been working on some updates as well. I liked what I saw when I visited the elegant Sofitel in Buenos Aires several years ago, but wasn’t convinced it was in the same company as the other luxury hotels we’ve included in [...]

Why the Four Seasons Mexico City is Still Tops

Despite formidable new competition in Mexico City, Four Seasons remains the prestige address. Sure, Las Alcobas is an impressive small hotel with great rooms and the ginormous St. Regis Mexico City that opened a few blocks away at the end of 2009 is at the other end of the scale with its 31-story building. Both are places [...]

Updates for Costa Rica Luxury Hotels

Back in December I spent a couple weeks traveling through Costa Rica. There’s an adventure tour story on the way and I added a few new hotels—see the Costa Rica category of this blog for links to those. But I also took some time to revisit some luxury hotel favorites and revamp older reviews. For [...]

Additions to our Costa Rica Luxury Travel Coverage

A while back I put up a post on this blog about the eco-friendly resort that really walks the walk, Playa Nicuesa. On the gulf that runs between the mainland and the Osa Peninsula, this is an adventure resort with a conscious and one that offers a great mix of water and jungle activities. Now [...]