luxury hotels Archive

Which Luxury Brands are Searched the Most Online?

  Luxury auto brands lead the pack, and Coach tops Prada, but Hilton leads the pack when it comes to hotels. The Luxury Society and Digital Luxury Group just published the results of a research initiative to answer a key question: “Which were the most-searched for luxury brands on search engines in the United States [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]