Peru hotels Archive

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 […]

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 […]

New Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley, Peru

Although it’s hard to believe now, less than a decade ago you couldn’t really find a luxury hotel in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The only people hanging around long enough to stay there were adventure tour groups and backpackers who weren’t content with a one-day bus tour. My oh my how things have changed. […]

New Aranwa Boutique Hotel in Cusco, Peru

When I first visited Cusco six years ago, there was the Monasterio, the Libertador Palacio del Inka, and there was…everyone else. If you wanted a luxury experience, you stayed at one of those two hotels and that was that. As Peru has gotten more popular, the luxury hotel scene has expanded to match, to the […]