Checking-In to Latin America

written by | Posted on September 13th, 2011

We’ve rounded up three new hotels from Panama to Argentina that should most definitely be on your radar.

The Trump Hotel Collection’s first foray in Latin America has just opened in Panama City. Standing 70 stories tall, it’s not only the tallest building in Central America, but the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower may have the longest hotel name in the Americas. Shaped like a graceful glass sail and located on the tip of Punta Pacifica Peninsula, the Trump Ocean Club has 369 rooms and suites, ranging from 526 sq. ft. to 1,561 sq. ft, and fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies looking over the Pacific Ocean and Panama Bay. In all rooms, guests find sleek, modern furnishings and amenities such as flat-screen TVs and wireless Internet access. Facilities include the 9,000-sq.-ft. Spa at Trump and several restaurants. Coming later this year is a casino and a private beach club in the Pearl Islands that will be accessible by resort catamaran. Room rates start at $279 dbl on weekdays and $230 dbl on weekends. For more information, call (855) 225-9640 or visit trumphotelcollection.com.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina Opening up luxury accommodations in the town of El Tigre in northern Buenos Aires is the new InterContinental Nordelta Tigre, located on Bahia Grande. The hotel features 149 rooms, including 20 suites, as well as a spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and two restaurants. Guests also have use of facilities in the adjacent planned community that include a Jack Nicklaus golf course, tennis club, a private country club and a marina.

The Nordelta community is located 20 miles from the Buenos Aires city-center, accessible by car or boat. The opening  room rate is $186 dbl per night and $285 for a suite. For more information, call (800) 327-0200 or visit intercontinental.com.

In Cusco, Peru In the historic capital of the Inca Kingdom, Orient-Express is working on its most ambitious project to date, Palacio Nazarenas, a 55-suite hotel in a former palace and convent. Following a 3-year restoration carried out under the guidance of eight full-time archaeologists, inauguration is slated for summer 2012.

This all-suite, urban retreat will have 29 suites, 16 Chica suites, nine Grand suites and one Nazarenas suite. In-room amenities will include complimentary WiFi, iPads for use during stay, mobile phone with city-wide reception, in-room bar, espresso machine, and Bose sound system. Large bathrooms will feature under-floor heating. Other hotel features include an elegant spa offering a range of Inca- and Andean-inspired treatments, and within the largest of seven cloistered patios, guests will find Cusco’s first infinity-edge, heated pool, and the restaurant will offer a menu of organic Andean cuisine. The hotel will be sited right on Nazarenas Square, where its sister property, the award-winning 126-room Hotel Monasterio, is also located.

Rates at Palacio Nazarenas will be priced from $905 per room per night, including a la carte breakfast, oxygenated room and personal butler service. For more information, call (800) 237-1236 or visit orient-express.com.