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Simon Bolivar Slept Here (Maybe): Portal de la Marquesa

We can’t promise you that Simon Bolivar slept in the grand home in Mompos that is now Hotel Portal de la Marquesa, but there’s a good chance. He spent a lot of time in this part of Colombia in his latter years. The area may feel a little deja-vu familiar if you’ve read the Gabriel […]

The Old is New: Casa Vieja to Busue in Mexico City

We once had a review of Casa Vieja Hotel on our site, an intimate Mexico City boutique hotel decorated in traditional colonial Mexican style. It was fascinatingly out of place, being just down the block from outlets of Gucci, Bose, and Louis Vuitton in the slick Polanco neighborhood. Apparently the incongruity was a bit too […]

Our Review of New Hotel Carlota in Mexico City

Just off the popular boulevard Paseo de la Reforma, new boutique Hotel Carlota offers a central location plus a real sense of place in the Mexican capital. The top luxury hotels in Mexico City are mostly chain affairs, but sometimes a bold independent hotel has the courage and backing to take on the big players. […]

NOW Luxury Boutique Hotel in a Resurgent Cali

When most people hear the name of Cali, Colombia, “hip boutique hotel” is probably not the first phrase that comes to mind. With all the incarnations of Escobar shows, movies, and telenovelas that have been released lately, it’s going to take a while for the city to shake off its sordid past. When a place […]

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 […]

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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