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Checking Into the American Trade Hotel in Panama City

As the “crossroads of the Americas” and the “Miami of Central America,” bustling Panama City has plenty of great hotels these days. There weren’t any full-service luxury hotels outside the business district, however, until American Trade Hotel opened in Casco Viejo. Casco Viejo is the oldest surviving section of this city that served as the [&hellip

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Where Luxury Travelers Should Stay in Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara is kind of an odd destination in Mexico when it comes to luxury hotel choices. Despite being Mexico’s second-largest city by population, it only has a small fraction of the high-end hotels you’ll find in the capital. With just four that we recommend, it’s more on par with small Oaxaca or Guanajuato. Those two [&hellip

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For Sao Paulo, Here’s the Unique Hotel to Book

When we launched Luxury Latin America in 2008 we took our time getting to Brazil because there wasn’t much of a luxury travel infrastructure there. One of the first hotels we did review was Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo. It was one of the true standouts then and it’s still one of the best in [&hellip

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The First Luxury Hotel in the Town of Tequila: Solar de las Animas

Tequila is not just the name of a fine spirit from Mexico; it’s also the name of a real Mexican town. Yes, that’s where the liquor got its name. In the past this pueblo magico has mostly been a day trip destination since good lodging options were scarce. The house of Cuervo took matters into [&hellip

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A Sure Bet on Romance at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Sure, cozying up by a fireplace can be romantic, but then you have to bundle up to go outside. How about escaping to a romantic beach in the Riviera Maya of Mexico instead and cozying up with less clothing on at Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa? Getting in the mood for romance is easy when [&hellip

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Dramatic Arakur Resort in Ushuaia, Argentina

At the end of the Earth it has been hard to find a great hotel, but Arakur Resort changed all that. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and would probably still be a place only embraced by miners and sheep farmers if it weren’t for one certain claim to fame: it’s the jumping-off [&hellip

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