St. Regis Archive

A Triple Vote for the Best Hotels in Latin America

Is there a definitive answer on which hotels and resorts are viewed as the best in Mexico, Central America, and South America? Sort of. I’ve said before that there’s a lot of hanky-panky that goes on with “best of” readers polls in magazines. Ballot stuffing is a part of the job when you’ve got a [...]

Stay in a Starwood Luxury Hotel, Roll in a Bentley

You don’t see a whole lot of Bentley cars cruising the streets of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, or Chile. If you stay at a St. Regis or Starwood Luxury Collection hotel in one of those countries though, you could be seeing one—from the inside. St. Regis and Luxury Collection hotels around the world have been transitioning [...]

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 [...]

Real Estate in Punta Mita, Mexico

We feature three kinds of travel reviews on Luxury Latin America: the best luxury hotels, interesting luxury travel tours, and Latin American real estate that appeals to foreigners buying a vacation home or retirement home in Mexico, Central America, or South America. In the latter category is a piece we put up a couple weeks [...]

Some Luxury Hotels Still Charging for Wi-Fi

Ask a group of luxury leisure travelers or entrepreneurs what there biggest pet peeve is with luxury hotels and a majority will spit out one thing without having to think about it: getting charged for wireless Internet access. Yet like airlines that know they’re pissing off their customers with fuel surcharges and baggage fees, the [...]

The Bathroom Wars at Luxury Hotels

When luxury hotels do battle trying to one-up each other, the guests reap the benefits. Some amenities come and go—remember when suites had to have a fax machine? Others become so popular that they get folded into the requirements for AAA 5-diamond awards, like having three phones in the room or a shower stall separate [...]