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Where “The 33” Movie Stars Stayed in Chile

We don’t do much celebrity worship on Luxury Latin America. There’s plenty of that already on TV and in magazines. When the first guests of a hotel we’ve reviewed are the likes of Antonio Banderas, Gabriel Byrne, and Juliette Binoche though, that’s notable. Especially when Hotel Wara is in the desert in Chile and the cast […]

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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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An Unexpected Grand Hotel in Tepatitlan, Jalisco in Mexico

File this one under “great surprises in unexpected places.” The town of Tepatitlán in Jalisco, 74 kilometers from Guadalajara, is not the kind of place where you’d expect to find a luxury hotel with flair. It’s the center of an area best known for its farms, producing lots of Mexico’s milk, eggs, and pork. The […]

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The Latest in Buenos Aires: CasaSur Bellini Hotel

It’s not easy finding a Buenos Aires hotel with a large swimming pool, especially in the most upscale section of the Palermo area. CasaSur Bellini has one though, with a debut just in time for summer in Argentina. Located around the corner from the zoo and Museo Evita, a short distance from the botanical gardens, […]

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Hotel With a Literary Pedigree in Buenos Aires: Club Frances

Often a hotel is just a hotel. Even if it has a long history and photos of famous guests on the wall, that’s where the story ends. But Club Francés in Buenos Aires is in a building that has been a literary club since 1866. Since that time it has hosted a long list of […]

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Second Singular Hotel Comes to Santiago

When the first Singular hotel opened in Patagonia, it was a striking reinvention of an old canning factory on a lake. The Singular Santiago does not attempt to make such a bold statement in Chile’s capital. Instead it chooses to evoke a feeling of a 19th century city hotel in France, with plenty of staffers […]

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