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New Alvear Art Hotel in Buenos Aires

A lodging company with an 80-year prestigious reputation in Buenos Aires goes a different direction with Alvear Art Hotel. There are a few major shifts happening in the world of luxury travel this decade and one of them is a changing of the guard in who is spending big money at upscale hotels. The traditional [...]

New Luxury Hotels Coming to Mexico in 2014 Onward

We’ve been busy trying to keep up with new luxury hotels opening in Mexico, with more we’re scheduled to visit in the coming months from the likes of Nizuc. (Pictured at the top). But after a lull, things are starting to really heat up for the coming years. We’ve been hitting the travel trade show [...]

Their List, Our Reviews – Best Hotels in Mexico

Travel + Leisure recently published its readers’ poll results of the 500 hotels that scored the best, anywhere in the world. Of the 500, Mexico had a nice showing with 20 on the list, from various beach resorts and Mexico City. Here are the ones that came out in the top 10, based on the [...]

What Ever Happened to That Mandarin Oriental in Mexico?

Yes, for about four years there was a Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Their second foray into Mexico went out with a whimper a year ago after struggling to get traction amidst a recession and stiff competition. So for now the brand is gone from Latin America. Fortunately a new [...]

Design Hotels That Serve the Young, Rich, and Artsy

I just attended a luxury travel conference attended by expensive hotels and tour companies catering to the wealthy. This is nothing new, but the focus of this one was new: the “creative class” travelers who want their fine linens and concierges to come with a ladle full of cool. Boutique hotels have gone from occasional [...]