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New Casa San Agustin Boutique Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia

There are plenty of luxurious boutique hotels in Cartagena de Indias of Colombia as this is clearly the top destination in the country for upscale travelers. There’s a new kid on the historic blocks of the center now that’s a clear contender: Casa San Agustin Boutique Hotel. Located in a prime spot in the UNESCO [...]

New Palacio Astoreca Boutique Hotel in Valparaiso, Chile

With the opening of new Palacio Astoreca, luxury travelers have another luxury hotel option in Chile’s port city near several wine-producing regions. Valparaiso has long been a popular destination for those traveling in Chile, but it’s also been lacking in high-end places to spend the night. Astoreca changes all that and let’s hope it’s the [...]

New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Santiago: Lastarria

If the opening of new luxury hotels is an indicator of a healthy economy, Chile is certainly doing much better than more-hyped Brazil. We’ve noted several times lately that most of the new and notable hotels opening or about to open in South America are located in Chile and the newest addition to the scene [...]

Three Upscale Boutique Hotels in Panama City’s Historic District

Panama is known as the Miami of Central America, full of skyscrapers, international banks, and lots of wheeling and dealing. It’s a thriving business center that has shrugged off the worldwide recession and kept growing at a frantic pace. If you’re a tourist, however, this pace—on top of the heat and humidity—can be a bit [...]

Las Clementinas in the Old City of Panama

Usually when we highlight a hotel on this luxury travel blog, it’s because we’ve just posted a detailed review of it on the website. In this case, the review is coming in a couple months but we’re welcoming a new advertising partner Las Clementinas. It’s a boutique hotel in the heart of historic Panama City, [...]

LUMA Mountain House, Lakeside in Argentina

With a big drop in visitors due to a natural disaster, we’re still forging ahead and highlighting a new property in Argentina: LUMA. They haven’t had it so well this past year in the normally lovely Argentine region around Bariloche. Last June a volcano erupted so forcefully in nearby Chile that the ash closed the [...]