New Hotels Archive

Thompson Hotels’ Twofer in Playa del Carmen

We raved before about Thompson Hotels’ first foray into Mexico, the young and stylish The Cape in Los Cabos, but their latest in Playa del Carmen didn’t have a large empty oceanfront lot to work with. Playa del Carmen is now one of the country’s priciest real estate markets and there’s not all that much […]

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New Habita Hotel Casa Fayette in Guadalajara

Guadalajara has long been strangely short on stylish, upscale hotels, so there’s been a lot of anticipation for Casa Fayette. This new hotel from the hip Grupo Habita company follows in the footsteps of their trendy properties in Mexico City, Puebla, and several resort areas. Each one is an aesthetic delight that attracts the creative […]

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The Old is New: Casa Vieja to Busue in Mexico City

We once had a review of Casa Vieja Hotel on our site, an intimate Mexico City boutique hotel decorated in traditional colonial Mexican style. It was fascinatingly out of place, being just down the block from outlets of Gucci, Bose, and Louis Vuitton in the slick Polanco neighborhood. Apparently the incongruity was a bit too […]

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Los Cabos Goes Modern at The Cape Hotel

If your hotel tastes run to the sleek and modern, The Cape is your spot in Cabo San Lucas. In a region teeming with luxury hotels that evoke a strong sense of place, there would seem to be room for one that takes a different approach, going glam and contemporary instead. More rock band than […]

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Our Review of New Hotel Carlota in Mexico City

Just off the popular boulevard Paseo de la Reforma, new boutique Hotel Carlota offers a central location plus a real sense of place in the Mexican capital. The top luxury hotels in Mexico City are mostly chain affairs, but sometimes a bold independent hotel has the courage and backing to take on the big players. […]

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Where “The 33” Movie Stars Stayed in Chile

We don’t do much celebrity worship on Luxury Latin America. There’s plenty of that already on TV and in magazines. When the first guests of a hotel we’ve reviewed are the likes of Antonio Banderas, Gabriel Byrne, and Juliette Binoche though, that’s notable. Especially when Hotel Wara is in the desert in Chile and the cast […]

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