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A New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Quito: Illa Experience

We’ve talked before about the good reasons to hang around for a while in Quito, Ecuador. For the first time in a few years, there’s a new luxury property opening up this month to talk about too: Illa Experience Hotel. There’s a connection to the well-respected tour company Latin Trails, so we know it’s going [&hellip

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Where to stay in Arequipa, Peru?

The Peruvian city of Arequipa is one of those cities that might get overlooked in favor of Machu Picchu or Lima, but this city of nearly one million has its own unique draws. Breathtaking architecture and views of the three volcanoes that surround it might not be enough for your tastes, but this city is [&hellip

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One More Reason to Visit Argentina this Year

Good news for luxury travelers on their way to the land of beef and vino, thanks to new president Mauricio Macri, Argentina hotels just got a tiny bit cheaper. Macri signed an executive order last September 27, in honor of World Tourism Day, that called for expanded implementation of previous 2001 legislation that offered tourists [&hellip

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A Four Seasons in an Unlikely Spot: Carmelo, Uruguay

  Editor’s note:Soon after we said this was an odd place for a Four Seasons, it suddenly wasn’t anymore. This is now the Carmelo Resort & Spa by Hyatt. Not much else has changed, though time will tell if the service level can keep up.  You usually find a Four Seasons hotel or resort in [&hellip

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Elegant Hotel Plaza Grande in the Center of Quito

We first reviewed Boutique Hotel Plaza Grande back when Luxury Latin America first launched, in the latter half of the 00s. It was the new kid on the block then in Ecuador and marked a major turning point for the city. A decade ago Quito was a UNESCO World Heritage site already and had been [&hellip

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The New Orient Express Hotel in Peru: Palacio Nazarenas

The Orient-Express company has a major presence in Peru and they’ve added another jewel this year with Palacio Nazarenas, a former convent turned hotel next to their famous Hotel Monasterio. Yes, there’s a male/female thing going here: a former convent and a former monastery. But now the sexes can mingle freely and use the facilities [&hellip

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