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Alta Gracia Hotel in Costa Rica is at a Whole New Level

Last summer when we ran down some new and notable luxury hotels that were opening soon, at the top of the list was an ambitious project in southern Costa Rica that aimed to leapfrog over everything else in the country. Alta Gracia Boutique Hacienda hotel looked impressive on paper and there was a serious amount […]

A Rock Star Hotel Suite at Machu Picchu

I had to do a little digging to extract some info from the discreet staff at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Peru, but it turns out the lead singers of two of the biggest rock bands in history slept here. This would be suite #40 of Villa Inkaterra, a secluded house on a hillside […]

A Virtual Tour of JW Marriott’s Convent Hotel in Cusco

The Marriott corporation’s hotels don’t exactly have a reputation for stylishness or a strong sense of place. With properties like the JW Marriott El Convento in Cusco, Peru, they’ve been trying to shake the reputation of being about as exciting as a blue banker’s suit. Their Cusco hotel, which opened in late 2012, is an […]

Updated Review & Video Tour of Fairmont Acapulco Princess

When we first launched Luxury Latin America last decade, things were different in Acapulco. This was a hotspot on the rebound—according to the glossy magazine stories anyway—and we covered all the top hotels and resorts in what was still a fairly popular international destination. Then business dried up there and apart from adding one new […]

Two Contemporary Boutique Hotels in Granada, Nicaragua

For a long time there hasn’t been a whole lot to pick from for luxury hotel options in Granada, Nicaragua. The top ones there are good, but there just aren’t many of them. They’re also lovely colonial buildings, full of history, which may not be to everyone’s taste. Now there are two very small, but […]

Remote Luxury at Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa in Chile

It’s quite a journey to get to grand old Puyuhuapi Lodge on the Carretera Austral in Chile, but that adds to the feeling you’ve made a real journey to somewhere special. In a postcard-perfect location on a quiet bay, with mountains rising up all around, this is not a place you go to sit inside […]