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Luciano K Boutique Hotel With History in Santiago

While there are a few big chain hotels in Santiago, Chile, many of the best options are small boutique hotels with attentive service and a story to tell. We recently added a new one to our reviews: Hotel Luciano K in the Barrio Lastarria neighborhood. It’s hard to believe now, but this seven-story building was […]

Casa Kimberly in Puerto Vallarta: From Lovers’ Houses to Boutique Hotel

The Mexican getaway city of Puerto Vallarta has a long history, but what really kicked things off for tourism was when Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor came to town to film Night of the Iguana. The two ended up in two adjacent houses connected by a bridge and now you can stay there—at Casa Kimberly […]

Memorable Dining Experiences in the Riviera Maya of Mexico

In some parts of the world you leave the resort to get a great meal, but often in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico it’s the opposite. Most of the region’s top chefs are working at the best luxury resorts. The resorts also have the facilities to turn a great meal into a true experience […]

Lovely L’Otel in the Doce18 Complex of San Miguel de Allende

Normally when you picture a hotel being on top of a retail complex, it evokes some high-rise in a big city, but new L’Otel in San Miguel de Allende is a very different story. Occupying the upper level of the Doce 18 Concept House, it looks down on an upscale collection of shops, gourmet food […]

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 […]

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 […]

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