Four Seasons Archive

Best and Worst Luxury Hotel Travel Trends

When Conde Nast Traveler published their 16th “Hot List” issue in April, they included a feature I loved on what hotel trends have emerged in that time that were loved or hated. I found myself nodding along a lot and some of the “Terrible 10″ echoed features we’ve complained about plenty in our luxury hotel [...]

The Best Spa Resorts in Mexico (and a Smattering in Costa Rica)

The June issue of Conde Nast Traveler had their readers poll results on top spa hotels and resorts arount the world. South America was missing in action and the “Mexico and Central America” section had 19 results for Mexico spas, one for Central America. So first of all, congrats to Four Seasons Costa Rica for [...]

Best Golf Resorts in Latin America

The April 2012 issue of Condé Nast Traveler has another reader’s poll, this time highlighting golf resorts. Six of the 20 in the International category are in Latin America. They’re all familiar names to Luxury Latin America readers and you can follow the links to see our detailed, professional reviews. One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico [...]

Sofitel and Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

Along with adding reviews of new and notable boutique hotels in Buenos Aires, we’ve been working on some updates as well. I liked what I saw when I visited the elegant Sofitel in Buenos Aires several years ago, but wasn’t convinced it was in the same company as the other luxury hotels we’ve included in [...]

Why the Four Seasons Mexico City is Still Tops

Despite formidable new competition in Mexico City, Four Seasons remains the prestige address. Sure, Las Alcobas is an impressive small hotel with great rooms and the ginormous St. Regis Mexico City that opened a few blocks away at the end of 2009 is at the other end of the scale with its 31-story building. Both are places [...]

Updates for Costa Rica Luxury Hotels

Back in December I spent a couple weeks traveling through Costa Rica. There’s an adventure tour story on the way and I added a few new hotels—see the Costa Rica category of this blog for links to those. But I also took some time to revisit some luxury hotel favorites and revamp older reviews. For [...]