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Fairmont Hotels Archive

Their List, Our Reviews: Top Hotels in Mexico

Which Mexican luxury hotels have been called out this year by the readers of the USA’s two most popular travel magazines? Well, there are a few surprises, but overall there are a lot of great properties on both the Conde Nast Traveler poll and the Travel + Leisure rundown that came out recently. We tend [&hellip

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New Ways to Earn Hotel Loyalty Points Without Being Loyal

While everyone was watching the giant Marriott/Starwood merger play out to become Bonvoy Rewards, there was a story with wider appeal developing that was not getting as much play. That is the news about how many new brands have joined the other hotel loyalty point programs. It used to be that if you wanted to [&hellip

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The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

[Editor’s note: this 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico post was updated in April of 2021. There were no changes in the top Mexico resorts from the preceding year.] The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There’s a thorough vetting and inspection process the [&hellip

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Scoping Out the Mayakoba Complex in Caribbean Mexico

At one spot in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, near Playa del Carmen, there’s a luxury hotel and golf complex that has four top resorts, a PGA championship golf course, and a gorgeous beach. This would be Mayakoba, where there is also a common “El Pueblito” area that has a wedding chapel. a cooking school, [&hellip

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Updated Review & Video Tour of Princess Mundo Imperial Acapulco

Editor’s note – When a new owner purchased this property, they promptly kicked out the Fairmont management that had been at the helm for ages. This is now an independent property serving mostly domestic visitors: Princess Mundo Imperial Acapulco. When we first launched Luxury Latin America last decade, things were different in Acapulco. This was [&hellip

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When Big Hotels Get it Right

I’ve gotten some e-mail comments now and then that we seem to favor small and intimate hotels over the big and brash ones when it comes to which ones we cover in the Luxury Latin America hotel reviews. In a sense, this is a fair observation, because to us the main thing that differentiates a [&hellip

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