Peru hotels Archive

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, [...]

Tourism Tidbits from Latin America

There’s always a lot going on from a tourism standpoint in the dynamic region of Latin America. Generally we leave the travel news reporting to others, but here are some new and noteworthy developments we wanted to highlight. The Coffee Triangle of Columbia has just been approved as a new UNESCO World Heritage site. International [...]

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 and Airfare Deals for Latin America

We’re still seeing lots of good travel deals and enticing specials out there, despite the rising cost of oil and all the global turmoil elsewhere. Here are a few select luxury travel bargains, as well as new developments on the airfare front. Spirit Air just announced that it will be flying to Toluca airport near [...]