luxury hotels Archive

Their List, Our Reviews: Best Hotels in Central & South America

The January issue of Condé Nast Traveler has their Gold List, which contains the top hotels in each region based on reader surveys. I don’t tend to trust reader surveys very much since ball0t-stuffing is so rampant. As one experienced hotel PR agency person once said to me, “Most people who are going to take an [...]

Which Luxury Hotels are Readers Checking Out the Most?

It’s always fascinating when I pull up the statistics for Luxury Latin America, partly because they change a fair bit from month to month, partly because I’m regularly surprised by which pages bubble to the top. Lots of factors influence who’s clicking on what: other media coverage, what’s coming up in searches, and where it’s [...]

Another Baffling Travel Magazine Readers’ Poll

Every year when the big travel magazines publish their readers’ polls, I feel even better about the service we’re providing here at Luxury Latin America. Not because sometimes our picks are on their lists, but because I see how laughably out of whack these polls can be. I know they’re a joke for two reasons. [...]

A Luxury Wellness Resort in Nuevo Vallarta

In a resort area where there are seemingly hundreds of similar hotels and timeshares crammed into every available beachfront space, how do you stand out with a new hotel? In the case of Taheima in the Puerto Vallarta region of Mexico, the answer is to ignore the hedonism and focus on wellness instead. Taheima is [...]

Imanta Jungle and Beach Hideaway in Punta de Mita

Less than an hour from the Puerto Vallarta airport is a new and unbelievable luxury resort that is sure to become a preferred new hideout for celebrities trying to escape the gossip rags – Imanta. The more years I work as a travel writer and editor, the harder it is for me to be truly [...]

Our Most Popular Luxury Hotel Reviews

Which luxury hotels in Latin America are readers clicking on the most? There’s nothing slightly scientific about this since popularity can be driven by many things: a write-up in a magazine, a hotel being on TV, or a link from another popular website. Still, it’s interesting to take a look at which hotels are getting [...]