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The Top Cusco Luxury Hotels in Peru

When we first started Luxury Latin America nearly 13 years ago, there weren’t all that many high-end hotels to choose from in Cusco, Peru. I had just been through the region for the first time and was reviewing hotels for a trade publication called Star Service that travel agents use. It didn’t take me long [&hellip

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Live Aqua Boutique Hotel Playa Del Carmen Update and Video Tour

When the Playa del Carmen boutique hotel that is now Live Aqua all-inclusive opened in the rapidly expanding beach city, it was called Cacao and was run as a hip a la carte design hotel. Then it became part of Mexico’s largest hotel chain, Grupo Posadas, and was renamed Lat20. It’s been a few years [&hellip

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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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A Visual Guide for Things to do in Quito, Ecuador

Is a trip to Quito in your future and you’re looking for things to do there? If you’re a visual learner, you might like to check out this hand-painted infographic from Illa Experience Hotel, the experiential place to stay in Ecuador’s capital. It will guide you through Quito’s attractions, showing you the main sites and [&hellip

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Get Some Extra Pampering on Arrival in Belize

It can be a little uncomfortable to arrive in a strange place where you don’t know anyone. Where there’s nobody there to meet you and tell you where to go next. One of the best perks of traveling with a high-end tour company or staying at a luxury hotel is the extra level of service [&hellip

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Puro Vik: Chile’s Latest Luxury Wine Resort

People in glass houses should…drink a glass of wine? After experiencing great success with their winery and the Vina Vik Hotel, the founding family has opened another property nearby on the vast expanse of land they own in and above the Millahue Valley. But while that  hotel is an imposing curvy structure on top of [&hellip

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