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Sleek and Seductive: Kura Design Villas in Costa Rica

What gets your heart racing when you look out your bedroom window? If it’s a terrific panoramic view of the ocean, framed by lush green vegetation, then Kura Design Villas might be your paradise. Perched high on a hillside above Uvita, Costa Rica, near the famed “Whale’s Tail” protruding from the shore, this resort has [...]

A New Luxury Hotel Option in Lima: B Arts Boutique Hotel

Up to now if you wanted to go out for some nightlife in Lima, you headed to Barranco. If you wanted to spend the night in a really nice room, you went to Miraflores or San Isidro. Now you can hit the galleries, hit the chic clubs, and sleep in Barranco too, thanks to the [...]

B.O.G. Design Hotel in Bogota, Colombia

Looking for the cool address in Bogota? BOG is where you want to book if you’re a moneyed member of the creative class. Colombia has been rapidly expanding its number of hotels for the rising number of tourists and business travelers, but Bogota still only has a few high-end luxury hotels. Until recently, it did [...]

Chilling at the Charlee Hotel in Medellin, Colombia

Yeah we know, if you’re older than 30 the first thing that pops into your head when you hear Medellin is not “trendy.” But this city is a magnet for the creative class and they’ve got an excellent hotel meant for them in the Charlee. When drug kingpin Pablo Escobar ruled from his base in [...]

Design Hotels That Serve the Young, Rich, and Artsy

I just attended a luxury travel conference attended by expensive hotels and tour companies catering to the wealthy. This is nothing new, but the focus of this one was new: the “creative class” travelers who want their fine linens and concierges to come with a ladle full of cool. Boutique hotels have gone from occasional [...]

10 Most Popular Luxury Tour Stories and Hotel Reviews

A couple times a year I like to highlight which pages of Luxury Latin America travelers are clicking on the most. It changes a lot from one quarter to the next depending on where our readers are headed and who’s in the news (good or bad), and usually it’s a bit surprising who makes it [...]