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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hacienda Los Laureles in Oaxaca: Updated Review & Video Tour

I recently spent close to a week in Oaxaca City during the great Guelaguetza Festival and all the fun activities that take place at the same time. The last two days though we escaped the noise and bustle of the historic center and stayed put in a refuge on the edge of the city: Hacienda […]

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