Latin America Gets New Digs

The Palacio Nazarena features seven cloistered patios, each with impressive views.


Latin America is abuzz with travelers, and hotels and resorts are keeping up with brand-new properties all over South America. From Ecuador to Argentina, here are just a few new lodgings that are calling Latin America home.

Argentina Last month, InterContinental Hotel Group announced the opening of the InterContinental Nordelta Tigre-Buenos Aires Hotel, Residences & Spa, the brand’s ninth property in Argentina. Comprised of 149 guestrooms, the hotel is located on the Bahia Grande in Tigre in the northern part of Argentina. Some highlights include a spa, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant and bar. In addition, the community of Nordelta has an array of amenities such as a shopping mall, restaurants, shops, a marina and a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. Call for rates. For more information, visit

Chile Hilton Garden Inn is celebrating the debut of its first property in South America—Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport. The property features 144 guestrooms, complete with flat-screen LCD TVs and signature Garden Sleep System that allows guests to adjust the firmness and softness of their beds. For dining options, guests will find a full-service restaurant and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry, serving up a selection of ready-made meals, beverages and snacks. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, hydro-massage pool, a spa and fitness center.  Rates start at $129 per night. For more information, visit

Ecuador There will soon be a new address for travelers to experience the history and charm of Old Town Quito—Casa Gangotena. Situated in a historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, this 3-story boutique hotel features 31 rooms designed with Art Nouveau and contemporary touches, tall windows and painted tin ceilings. A large terrace on the hotel’s third floor offers impressive views of the Old Town, the Panecillo hillside and the Pichincha Volcano. Other onsite amenities include a restaurant, glass-roof garden and library. Rates start at $425 per night and include buffet breakfast and afternoon snack. Reservations are being accepted starting in September. For more information, visit

Orient-Express will be adding a new property to its Peru collection when Palacio Nazarenas opens in Cuzco in early summer 2012. A former palace and convent, this all-suite property will feature 55 rooms, many with fireplaces and views of the hillside Inca site of Sacsayhunaman or Cuzco’s cathedral in the Plaza del Armas. Bathrooms will feature heated floors and Peruvian travatine marble. The Palacio Nazarenas’ spa will feature five treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite with private hot tub. There’s also an onsite pool and restaurant. Rates start from $905 per night and include a la carte breakfast and butler service. For more information, visit