luxury hotels Archive

The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

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 properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be in place to qualify. Unlike a membership organization like Leading Hotels of the World, [&hellip

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The Hacienda Hotel Re-imagined: Chable Resort & Spa Outside Merida

Hacienda hotels in the Yucatan state of Mexico have normally followed a similar playbook, but Chablé Resort & Spa is a bold new addition that embraces modern design in the guest quarters. It’s not that Chablé has ignored the roots of its location in the land where sisal fiber production once created an empire built on [&hellip

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A Decade Later, Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Shines Bright in Buenos Aires

Once upon a time, before Luxury Latin America had gone live, yours truly was the very first guest to check into the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt when it opened to guests in Buenos Aires. There were cameras with flashes going off, TV crews recording video, and Hyatt executives with a “C” on their business card. [&hellip

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The Latest Picks for the Top Hotels in South America

Want to know which are the most highly regarded luxury hotels and resorts in South America? We’ve got some rare convergence with the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards—if we just stick with the least influenced region. Their picks match up well with our South America luxury reviews. I’m no fan of the supposed “readers’ [&hellip

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A New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Quito: Illa Experience

We’ve talked before about the good reasons to hang around for a while in Quito, Ecuador. For the first time in a few years, there’s a new luxury property opening up this month to talk about too: Illa Experience Hotel. There’s a connection to the well-respected tour company Latin Trails, so we know it’s going [&hellip

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Where to stay in Arequipa, Peru?

The Peruvian city of Arequipa is one of those cities that might get overlooked in favor of Machu Picchu or Lima, but this city of nearly one million has its own unique draws. Breathtaking architecture and views of the three volcanoes that surround it might not be enough for your tastes, but this city is [&hellip

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