Jun 27, 2016

South American luxury… our top 4 Special Stay locations

Our hotels throughout South America are iconic properties remarkable for their location, character and heritage.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Cuzco, Peru

Located in the historic centre right beside the lively Cuzco Square, this unique hotel is a former monastery and national monument dating back to 1592. Built on Inca foundations, this delightful retreat combines the solemnity of a colonial monastery with the luxury, elegance, comfort and excellence of a modern 5-star hotel. 

The ideal base to discover the delights of Cusco, the hotel is in the heart of the city, only steps away from Cuzco Cathedral, markets, museums, galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine. On-site, the hotel boasts 122 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a lobby bar, and an Andean bath butler service – an indulgent way to end a day of adventure and exploration.

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas
Iguazú Falls, Brazil 

A Portuguese-colonial residence, this luxury hotel enjoys an unrivalled location just a short stroll from the sensational waterfalls. The only hotel located within Iguazú National Park, guests can enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and even at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors.

Reminiscent of lazy days lounging on a verandah or beneath sub-tropical palm trees, the elegant architecture of the hotel is in harmony with nature, which allows guests to immerse themselves in the flora and fauna of the area. This luxury boutique hotel features 193 rooms and suites tastefully decorated with views of the garden or national park, two restaurants, a bar, heated swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and a spa.

explora Valle Sagrado 
Sacred Valley, Peru 

Opening in late 2016, this hotel is located close to the Urquillos village, in one of the region’s most remote ancient corn plantations. Sheltered and surrounded by mountains that were once the home of the great Inca Empire, the hotel is designed in sympathy with its surroundings.

Valle Sagrado is one of Peru’s major agricultural production places, the best South American corn is still harvested here, as well as fruits including peaches and strawberries. Abundant with flora and fauna, this natural jewel is teeming with life with over 350 bird species and over 400 orchid species found throughout the area.

All 50 rooms and suites are designed for maximum relaxation and privacy, and have views across the corn plantations and mountains surrounding the valley. The hotel also features a shop and spa with heated swimming pools and sauna. 

explora Patagonia
Patagonia, Chile

Positioned exclusively within the Torres del Paine National Park on the shores of Lake Pehoé, the hotel treats guests to breathtaking views of the Paine ridge and granite towers. This intimate luxury wilderness retreat is ideal for experiencing one of the world’s most remarkable regions.

The hotel is a perfect base for exploring the national park which extends over 240,000 hectares. Patagonia remains largely unknown and untouched, and is home to over 500 animal species, including the puma.

The 49 rooms of explora Patagonia are designed to take full advantage of the tranquillity, privacy and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape. Within the hotel guests also have access to a restaurant, bar, hotel store, spa and stables and horses.