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A Refreshed Original: Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort

Back when the Westin Puerto Vallarta opened in 1993, it was cutting-edge and modernistic, a showpiece for architect Javier Sordo Madaleno, whose firm has gone on to design some of Mexico’s most striking hotels and commercial buildings (including Chable Maroma and Solaz Los Cabos). With its bold design statements and expansive public rooms, it looked [&hellip

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Entre Cielos, a Quirky but Luxurious Wine Hotel in Argentina

There are quite a few inns and B&Bs scattered around the Mendoza Wine region of Argentina, but only a few hotels that are geared to luxury travelers who want to sip and stay in style. Earlier this decade we reviewed a new luxury wine resort option in the Lujan de Cuyo area: Entre Cielos. This [&hellip

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Things to See When You Visit Machu Picchu for the First Time

Machu Picchu is situated on a ridge in Peru, hidden for centuries by the rugged mountains around it. The citadel overlooks several valleys and it is often listed as being one of the most interesting places to visit in the world. Millions of tourists visit the ancient citadel every single year, which has led to [&hellip

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Chablé Maroma Lives Up to the First in the Yucatan Peninsula

Back when the original Chablé Resort & Spa opened outside of Merida, Mexico, it got high praise from our reviewer for its sleek modern design that upended the typical hacienda hotel aesthetic, as well as immediately taking the crown for the best resort food in the region. It also won several design awards. Now we’ve [&hellip

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Casa de Uco in Argentina Wine Country

You can stay in Mendoza, Argentina and visit wineries during the day, but it can mean a lot of driving to get out and back to where the vineyards are. Fortunately there are several luxury wine lodges in the prime Malbec region of South America, including the latest one we have reviewed: Casa de Uco. [&hellip

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Our JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa Review, Post-Renovation

We never ran a review of the JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa in the past because it just wasn’t quite high-end enough for our readers. It came across as a convention hotel that maybe got a few leisure travelers now and then, a place people with name badges on let their hair down for [&hellip

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