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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Triple Vote for the Best Hotels in Latin America

Is there a definitive answer on which hotels and resorts are viewed as the best in Mexico, Central America, and South America? Sort of. I’ve said before that there’s a lot of hanky-panky that goes on with “best of” readers polls in magazines. Ballot stuffing is a part of the job when you’ve got a [...]

Stunning Views From Tierra Patagonia in Chile

As I mentioned a while back on a round-up of new hotels in Latin America, Chile has really been coming on strong with new luxury hotels and resorts. It’s a testament to their strong economy and rising tourism numbers. One of the most impressive developments has been the opening of Tierra Patagonia, sister hotel to [...]