New Hotels Archive

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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The Spellbinding South of Costa Rica

Costa Rica vacations take a rather predictable path for first-time visitors. Those who return tend to dig deeper, to explore wider, to get more off the standard circuit. Our latest tour story leaves the capital, heads to the coast, and then meanders down through the Dominical region almost to the Panamanian border, to the Gulfo […]

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New Luxury Hotels Coming to Latin America

Autumn is travel trade conference season and we recently attended TravelMart Latin America and International Luxury Travel Mart Americas in the Mayakoba complex of the RIviera Maya. I got to check out the new Hyatt Playa del Carmen property, which is a shade shy of being luxury but has an incredible location on the water […]

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A Luxury Hotel Within a Luxury Hotel at Mousai in Puerto Vallarta

Taking a cue from Vegas perhaps, the most exclusive hotel in Puerto Vallarta right now is a new entry that’s inside another more established hotel that’s been around for a while. Mousai is an enclave that’s a step above—both figuratively and in location, from the Garza Blanca Hotel on the waterfront in Banderas Bay, Mexico. […]

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Off the Grounds in Puerto Vallarta

On a recent trip to check out Garza Blanca’s new Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, I found myself wanting to get out and explore all the fantastic nature around me. Despite the muggy heat, it seemed a shame to spend four days cooped up in my air conditioned room, so I strapped on my sneakers […]

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A New Inkaterra Hotel in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Some of the best luxury hotels in Peru are run by a local operation that’s both upscale and environmentally sensitive: Inkaterra. This award-winning small chain has just opened a new property in the Urubamba region of the Sacred Valley. We were one of the first media outlets to get a correspondent in to check it […]

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