Luxury Peru Archive

Amazon Cruising Gets Even Swankier

It wasn’t all that long ago that we posted a story about cruising the Amazon of Peru with Aqua Expeditions. They were taking passengers into the jungle in a ship far fancier than anything else on the water. Now they’ve upped their own ante and launched the M.V. Aria, pictured above. One of our writers […]

Video Tour of Hotel Paracas, Southern Peru

I mentioned Hotel Paracas in my last post as this was my base while exploring the Ballestas Islands nearby and the Nazca Lines a bit south of there by Cessna plane. (See the tour story on Ballestas and Nazca here.) You often see luxury hotels referred to as a jewel, a diamond in the rough, […]

Adventures in Southern Peru: Ballestas Islands and the Nazca Lines

Most travelers to Peru are on a well-worn path, often trying to do too much in too little time. Those who take the time to go slower, however, soon find out that there’s more to Peru than one wonder of the world. The country has incredible diversity in climate, landscape, and attractions. We just posted […]

New Westin Lima Rises Above San Isidro

In my many years of writing about hotels around the world, I can’t ever remember one opening earlier than scheduled. Until May, that is, when I visited the new Westin Lima in the San Isidro business district. A few weeks before I had scheduled a “hard hat tour” of the facility. By the time I […]

Booming Tourism in Peru: The View From Aranwa Hotels’ Gabriel Alvarez

Gabriel Alvarez is Deputy General Manager of Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas, a growing hotel developer that is ridingthe wave of expanding tourism in Peru and the rapidly developing economies of Latin America. I’ve talked before about the booming tourism business in Peru and wanted to get his insiders’ take on what’s happening in this […]

Hotel Booms in Peru and Colombia

Latin America has been on a roll this whole time that everyone has been crying the blues in the rest of the world about low occupancy rates at hotels. Sure, some pockets are still down, but hotels are going up at a frantic pace in Peru and Colombia. The Sacred Valley Gets Flooded…with Hotels Nicholas […]