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A Modern Hotel in Cuenca: Zahir 360

Among a sea of colonial inns and routine business hotels, Zahir 360 brings a splash of modern style to Cuenca in Ecuador. Cuenca has been a real estate hotspot for retirees for more than a decade now, but the number of tourists passing through has been smaller. Those numbers keep inching up, however, enough to […]

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Bahia Vik Completes the Artistic Resort Trio in Uruguay

Quick – which upscale hotel brand has the most properties in Uruguay? Surprisingly, it’s one that only has four properties overall: Vik Hotels. Bahia Vik is the third one in a small country dominated by independent properties and one-off locations from the international chains. Like the other two from Norwegian–Uruguayan entrepreneur Alexander Vik, it is […]

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Simon Bolivar Slept Here (Maybe): Portal de la Marquesa

We can’t promise you that Simon Bolivar slept in the grand home in Mompos that is now Hotel Portal de la Marquesa, but there’s a good chance. He spent a lot of time in this part of Colombia in his latter years. The area may feel a little deja-vu familiar if you’ve read the Gabriel […]

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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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A Vacation in Belize on Us!

Would you rather be kicking back on that Belize island above right now? That’s Hatchet Caye, one of two stunning places you’ll be staying if  you enter our Belize vacation giveaway this month. Every once in a while we like to team up with some of our partners to give back to our regular readers […]

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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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