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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Casareyna Luxury Boutique Hotel in Puebla City

You would think that the fourth-largest city in Mexico, a place with a huge colonial center, would be loaded with luxury hotels. You would be wrong, because just as with #2 (Guadalajara) and #3 (Monterey), there just aren’t enough moneyed foreign tourists to fill a lot of beds in the city of Puebla. These big […]

A Luxury Boutique Hotel in San Cristobal de Las Casas

There are some areas of Mexico that seem perpetually underserved in terms of high-end hotels and one of those has long been San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas. Sure, there are plenty of interesting small hotels with a sense of place, but it’s been hard to find one with all the expected luxe amenities […]

New Boutique Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen

I was guest #1 to check in to Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen recently, so if you’ve read a full review of the place somewhere, it was likely penned by an intern sitting in a cubicle in New York City, reading a press release. Click on that photo above and it’ll go to a […]