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Second Singular Hotel Comes to Santiago

When the first Singular hotel opened in Patagonia, it was a striking reinvention of an old canning factory on a lake. The Singular Santiago does not attempt to make such a bold statement in Chile’s capital. Instead it chooses to evoke a feeling of a 19th century city hotel in France, with plenty of staffers […]

Casareyna Luxury Boutique Hotel in Puebla City

You would think that the fourth-largest city in Mexico, a place with a huge colonial center, would be loaded with luxury hotels. You would be wrong, because just as with #2 (Guadalajara) and #3 (Monterey), there just aren’t enough moneyed foreign tourists to fill a lot of beds in the city of Puebla. These big […]

A Luxury Boutique Hotel in San Cristobal de Las Casas

There are some areas of Mexico that seem perpetually underserved in terms of high-end hotels and one of those has long been San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas. Sure, there are plenty of interesting small hotels with a sense of place, but it’s been hard to find one with all the expected luxe amenities […]

Habita’s Hotel Escondido on the Southern Coast of Mexico

Puerto Escondido, like many other beach spots on the Oaxaca state coast of Mexico, has long been a place for surfers and budget travelers to hit the waves by day and party by night. Traditionally if you wanted a plush place to stay at night, you headed further down the coast to the resort region […]

Hacienda Los Laureles in Oaxaca: Updated Review & Video Tour

I recently spent close to a week in Oaxaca City during the great Guelaguetza Festival and all the fun activities that take place at the same time. The last two days though we escaped the noise and bustle of the historic center and stayed put in a refuge on the edge of the city: Hacienda […]

La Selva Luxury Amazon Jungle Lodge

There are three legs to Ecuador’s tourism stool: the Galapagos, the central valley, and the Amazon Jungle region. For the jungle part there has long been a lot of wildlife to see, but slim pickings for a lodge you could reasonably call “luxury” to bed down at each night. That changed when a lodge with […]