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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Two New Luxury Boutique Hotels in Antigua, Guatemala

One of the most alluring things about Antigua, Guatemala is it doesn’t change much from one visit to the next. When I was back there recently it looked and felt mostly the same as the first time I was there many years ago. The same crumbling churches that got destroyed by earthquakes next to the […]

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A Four Seasons in an Unlikely Spot: Carmelo, Uruguay

  Editor’s note:Soon after we said this was an odd place for a Four Seasons, it suddenly wasn’t anymore. This is now the Carmelo Resort & Spa by Hyatt. Not much else has changed, though time will tell if the service level can keep up.  You usually find a Four Seasons hotel or resort in […]

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