Costa del Sol Hotels Start operating in Cusco
Costa del Sol Hotels, leading hotel chain in Northern Peru, with presence at Jorge Chavéz International Airport, has recently acquired the emblematic Picoaga Hotel in the city of Cusco.
New Administration of Urubamba Villas
Six years ago The Urubamba Villas started operating in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, offering a unique type of accommodation, ideal for escaping from mass-tourism routes.
Five-star hotel boutique opens in Trujillo
Trujillo, in La Libertad region, in Peru's North Coast, now has its first five-star hotel boutique, called “De Sol y Barro Huaca de la Luna Sanctuary Lodge”; named after the archaeological complex of the Mochica culture, located in front of the hotel, the Huaca del Sol y de la Luna.
The Inkaterra group was included in the "Green Travel List 2010" that the prestigious British newspaper The Guardian published recently. The ecotourism hotel chain was mentioned in the category of wildlife enterprises, as well as the companies Naturetrek and Steppes Discovery.
Orient-Express Chain buys Rio Sagrado Hotel
The Orient-Express hotel chain, based in Bermuda, announced the purchase of its fifth establishment in Peru, the Rio Sagrado Hotel located in the Sacred Valley (Cusco), valued at $ 7 million. The purchase was made through a joint venture of Orient-Express, called Peru OEH. The amount will be paid with cash reserves of Peru OEH and a long-term debt of $ 2.5 million.
El Mapi Hotel at Machu Picchu town
Metropolitan Touring introduces EL MAPI, a smart and contemporary hotel, located in the heart of Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes); the perfect spot to start enjoying a once in lifetime experience to the Citadel of Machu Picchu: the Lost City of the Incas.
New Hotel Libertador Paracas in Ica
Libertador hotel chain opened its new Hotel Libertador Paracas, a five-star hotel in the bay of the same name in Ica, with an investment of 30 million dollars. This is a “soft opening”, according to Jorge Melero, who is the general manager of Hotel Libertador.
The Inkaterra Canopy TREE HOUSE
For the most unique and memorable rainforest experience, Inkaterra now offers the option to stay at Inkaterra´s Canopy Tree House, in utter seclusion amidst the splendor of the Peruvian South Eastern Amazon Rainforest. The Canopy Tree House is located at the most remote and highest platform of the Canopy Walkway, sitting approximately at 90 feet (30 meters) above the ground.
Latest News on Sol y Luna Sacred Valley Hotel
Sol y Luna Hotel, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas introduced fifteen new houses: 5 deluxe suites, of 120 mt2 including a foyer, bedroom, bathroom and living area, and 10 Junior Suites, both offering the option to enjoy the most exclusive services of Yacu Wasi Spa.
Hotel Investments in Peru by Marriott and Sonesta
Marriott Hotels are investing in Perú, with 40 million dollars to be invested in building a new JW Marriott in Cusco, due to start operations by the end of 2010. On other hand, Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno, a cozy hotel located at the shore of Lake Titicaca, obtained its fourth star, after a year of continuous efforts and dedication, due to their excellent service as well as its strategic location.
New Hotel in Paracas: DoubleTree Guest Suites by Hilton
The DoubleTree Guest Suites by Hilton Paracas hotel opened on February 18th as the first great beach hotel project in northern Peru. With an area of 14,000 square meters, it has 124 luxury suites, each with an area of 55 square meters and capacity for 4 guests, consisting of living room, dining room, kitchenette, and terrace, distributed around a 750-square meter pool.
Millions in Hotel Investments in Peru in the next years
The projected Hotel investments in Peru in the next two years was US$1,500 million dollars; but with the new scenario of the global world economic crisis, things are now uncertain, and investors have not made their position known. A light contraction is expected, as the original projections were made in circumstances of global stability. .
Titilaka considered among the best hotels by Tatler Magazine
The luxurious Titilaka hotel, belonging to the Andean Experiences Company, located beside Lake Titicaca, was included recently by Tatler magazine among the 101 best hotels in their 2009 guide, in the “Far Away Adventures” category. Titilaka is the only South American hotel in its category, competing with exotic destinations such as Botswana, India, New Zeland and USA.
Mountain Lodges Plans to Build in Cusco and Puno
MLP plans to build between 12 and 15 lodges throughout the whole valley, in addition to the four lodges they already have in the region. Umbert also said that they have been thinking on developing other lodges to connect Cusco with Puno, as well as to connect the Viñaq hotel with Huancavelica, but this last one is a long term project.
Italian Hotel Chain to Invest in Peru
During the next five years the Italian hotel chain, Luxury Properties, will invest 10 to 15 million dollars in Peru, as part of its expansion and consolidation plans, reported the general manager of this company. The company’s purpose is to acquire properties with a recognized cultural heritage value, in order to combine them with modern elements to satisfy every tourist preference.
Special Promotion for Casitas de Colca of Orient Express
Take advantage of this unique promotion for Casitas de Colca in the Colca Valley: for all new reservations received before December 27th, 2008, for any date of 2009, Casitas will apply the negotiated rates of 2008. The Casitas de Colca, the most recent luxury product of Orient-Express Hotels in Peru, are 20 precious little houses (casitas) located in the heart of the Valley of Colca, domains of the impressive condor.
Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge joins the Hatuchay Hotel Chain
The Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge, which offers programs to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in Loreto - Iquitos, is now part of the Hatuchay hotel chain known for its Hatuchay Tower Hotel in Machu Picchu. Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge has 8 recently remodeled cabins, each with private bathroom and balcony.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel (5*) signed agreement with Rainforest Alliance
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel signed an agreement with Rainforest Alliance for their program of good practices in Sustainable Tourism. These are previous actions towards the certification of the hotel as a company that focuses its resources to satisfy economic, social and aesthetic needs, while simultaneously respecting the cultural integrity of the region.
FIGTUR S.A. Plans to Open Hotels in Lima, Trujillo and Arequipa
Figtur S.A., owner and operator of the firm Prince Hotel Business & Spa, plans to acquire hotels in districts of Lima, such as San Isidro, Miraflores and La Molina, and to build hotels in the touristy cities of Trujillo and Arequipa, with the same characteristics of its Business Tower Prince Hotel in San Borja-Lima.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu among the 100 best hotels in the world
The prestigious magazine, Travel & Leisure, recently published its 100 Best Hotels of the World 2008 list, in which they include the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel, located in Cusco, Peru. The inclusion of Inkaterra in the list is a very important recognition due to the fact that it is the first time that a Peruvian hotel brand receives such acknowledgment. The award recognizes not only the infrastructure but also, and especially, the excellence in service provided for guests, precisely what Inkaterra offers.
Acqua Hotel Chain Remodels 1940´s Mansion in Arequipa
The Peruvian hotel chain Acqua Hotel Resort Spa will remodel the Ricketts Home, located in the city of Arequipa in order to create a five-star boutique hotel next year. The investment project will require over 7 million dollars. This 1940s English-style mansion is one of the most important colonial houses of Arequipa.
Sonesta Posada refurbishes its hotels in Puno and Miraflores - Lima
Sonesta Posada del Inca combines the rich history and indigenous culture of Peru with the service, comfort and amenities of first-class hotel accommodations. The Sonesta chain offers a total of six city inns and country lodges designed to reflect the setting and style of each location in Peru.
Hotel Monasterio occupies second place among the most luxurious of the region
Hotel Monasterio, two consecutive year, has earned second place among the Most Luxurious Hotels of South America, according to the ranking held by the US Daily Telegraph Group’s travel magazine Ultratravel. Hotel Monasterio, built in the premises of the former Monastery of San Antonio Abad in Cusco, has qualified within the top five Luxurious Hotels in South America, six years in a row, making Cusco a favourite amongst high end travelers.
Marriott´s new hotel in Cusco demands a us$20 mm investment
JW Marriott Hotels plans to build a five star hotel in the former monastery of The Agustinos, near Cusco´s main square. This hotel would demand a US$20 MM investment, designed according to the colonial infrastructure of the city with five-star service. On the other hand, "Inversiones La Rioja", owners of the JW Marriott Hotel Lima, plans to quote shares in the Lima Stock Exchange, doing so they will become the fourth company in the tourism sector/area to enter this stock market.
Titilaka: a Brand New and Unique Highland Experience
Indulge in the splendor and spirit of the lake at Titilaka, the first ultra-luxury exploration lodge on Peru's mystical Lake Titicaca, birthplace of the great Inca Empire. Each of the lodge's 18 luxury suites has panoramic lake-views, heated floors, state-of-the-art amenities and Spa bathrooms with oversized tubs plus rain showers. After a full-day's exploration of this astounding remote region, enjoy the privileged advantage that this restful refuge affords. Enjoy the Andean sunset as you savor your cocktails at the lodge's wrap-around terraces, among Titilaka's luxury.
Acqua Hotel: a New Spa Concept will open November 2008 at the Sacred Valley
Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, the five-star, 10-acre property being built on the riverside lands of a colonial hacienda, will offer 115 rooms including 15 suites. This 25,000 square-foot facility will feature the first world-quality Spa in Peru, with seven treatment rooms, three hydrotherapy pools, Vichy shower, oxygen-relaxation room, hyperbaric chamber, and sophisticated fitness and yoga facilities.
Libertador Hotels invests in new Sacred Valley Property and Upscale Paracas Hotel
The hotel Libertador Paracas, formerly called Hotel Paracas will re open March 2009 as a 5-star resort. Located at the shores of Paracas Bay, this hotel will have 133 rooms and suites with an average size of 35 sqm, most with ocean views. The hotel will feature a Spa, a private dock for Ballestas Island excursions and bar lounge with ocean view.
San Agustin Hotel Chain sets the first brick for Paracas Resort
The San Agustin hotel chain will begin the construction of one of the most modern ecological hotels in the country in the Paracas area. This exclusive resort will have 120 rooms distributed in two areas, all with ocean view and many of them with terrace and balcony as well.
Casa Andina is now 5 Years Old
Casa Andina started its hotel project with just one property, located in Miraflores, on February 2003. Five years later, the Peruvian investor’s chain is now the most important hotel chain in the country, with 17 hotels located in 8 of the main tourist destinations of southern Peru.
Eco Inn a New Four-Star Hotel in Cusco
The US hotel chain Eco Inn opened a four-star hotel in the city of Cusco, six blocks away from the Main Square. The project represents an investment of over eight million dollars, of which 4.5 million were used in the hotel construction, while the rest was used in the decoration. The hotel has 167 rooms, a living room-bar to hold 200 people, a spa, and panoramic elevators, among other complementary services.
Spain´s San Agustin Hotel Chain invests in Peru
Spain’s hotel chain San Agustin will invest 16 million dollars this year to develop four hotel projects in Peru. The first project for this year will be the construction of an eco-resort and a luxury tourist hostel located at El Chaco - Paracas (Ica), which will demand an investment of over three million dollars. The second project will be a boutique hotel in the city of Cusco, directly across the Corincancha.
Hotel Sheraton in Lima to be Upgraded
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide began the remodeling and upgrading of the Sheraton hotel, located in downtown Lima, with an investment of five million dollars to add 430 rooms. The remodeling is in progress and will be completed in a year and a half.
The Sheraton Hotel in Lima has a strategic location compared to other five-star hotels located in the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Jose Antonio Hotels expands to Miraflores
José Antonio Hotels will start the construction of its third hotel in Lima, located in the district of Miraflores at the beginning of April, as part of its expansion plan. Hotel Jose Antonio is located 30 minutes from the airport, in the residential and commercial area of Miraflores.
The project will have 150 rooms, two conference rooms with capacity for 600 persons, two parking lots for 100 vehicles, two restaurants, a coffee shop and a bar. This project will require an investment of eight million dollars, and it could be rated as an upgraded four star hotel, which means a four star hotel with the services of a five star hotel.
Inkaterra to open boutique hotel in Cusco in April
The Peruvian Group Inkaterra will inaugurate a boutique hotel in downtown Cusco next April. The project, located opposite the Monasterio Hotel which belongs to Orient Express, needed an investment of more than two million dollars for the construction and decoration processes. To construct this boutique hotel, an old colonial-style house built in 1585 was restored keeping its architectonic style but adding non-conventional elements. The hotel will house 11 suites with inner fireplace; it will also have a spa and a restaurant, among other facilities. Jose Koechlin, the company’s president, said that as per international ratings, this hotel could be considered a six-star due to the quality of its services. "In this sense, this will be one of the first boutique hotels to be built in Peru", he stated.
US Hilton to start construction of hotel in Cusco next year
The US chain Hilton Hotels Corporation plans to start the construction of a hotel in the city of Cusco next year. Nowadays the chain owns 6,000 m2 of land located on the Santa Ana hill, four blocks from Cusco’s main square or Plaza de Armas. Currently Hilton is at the stage of financing the project and determining what type of hotel will be built, within the great variety of Hilton styles offered worldwide. The Hilton Hotels Corporation is a hotel chain with more than 2,900 hotels and 480,000 rooms in 76 countries.
Decameron Hotels arrive to Peru
The Tumbes Regional Board of Commerce and Tourism in northern Peru, has informed that construction of the first Decameron hotel will begin next month at Punta Sal Beach. “The implementation of the infrastructure of this exclusive hotel chain is a great opportunity to reinforce the image of the region”, said an official representative of the board. The project will be ready by 2009, and parallel to its construction, the Board will be developing a strong promotion of Tumbes, as a beach and nature destination.
Casa Andina to open two 5-star hotels in Lima and Arequipa
The Casa Andina hotel chain announced the official opening of two Private Collection 5-star hotels in February 2008, one in the Miraflores district of Lima and other in the city of Arequipa. The hotels will have a soft-opening period of one month. At the Miraflores hotel, the soft opening has taken up all January and the official opening is on February 7th to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the hotel chain. Regarding the Arequipa hotel, the soft opening began on December 7th and will end next February.
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