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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 […]

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 […]