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Peru Properties Among the Best in the World

For the second year in a row, three Peru hotels earned a spot on Travel+Leisure’s list of The World’s Best Hotels. Though no Peru properties made it into the top 50, JW Marriott in Lima; Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco; and Inkaterra Pueblo in Machu Picchu town were honored in the Latin America category.

The only two South America hotels to make in into the worldwide top 50 list were Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires, and Explora’s Salta Chico Lodge in Torres del Paine National Park. Both made the list in 2012.

A bit more about the honored Peru properties:

The JW Marriott Lima is an iconic part of the Miraflores’ skyline. Situated across the street from the cliff-side up-scale shopping center Larcomar, which itself is connected to a series of parks and pathways overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the JW Marriott is the most comfortable and well-placed hotel in Lima. With an outdoor pool, an impressive buffet served overlooking the ocean, and a fully equipped gym, this hotel earns praise from business and leisure travelers a like.  


Hotel Monasterio is likely the most well-known luxury property in Cuzco. However, in the past year several competitive properties have opened up, such as the JW Marriott Cuzco. Monasterio is a restored 1592 monastery which now contains 126 rooms.


By far the best luxury option in Machu Picchu town, Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel contains 12 acres of beautiful gardens, including over 372 types of orchids. Laid out like a luxury Andean villa with 85 cottages, the property includes in-house naturalists, a nature center, a natural spa, and a well-regarded restaurant.


All three hotels are great properties and further push Peru as a luxury travel destination. However, to make sure you’re staying at the one best suited for your needs, be sure to talk to one of our Destination Experts.      

Thanks to Brian Holsclaw for the title image of this blog. 

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