Category: South America

Expansion of Preferred Hotel Group

The Preferred Hotel Group will welcome 13 new members to its portfolio next month, from the stunning Natal Ocean Club on the picturesque coast of Cabo Sao Roque in Brazil, due to open early 2010, to the majestic Leela Palace on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. In Barcelona, Casanova by Rafael Hotels […]

The five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire's budget

The five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire’s budget

A UK pensioner, who recently won a huge sum of money in the Euro Million rollover lottery draw, has expressed his long-held wish to visit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. And the Brazilian Tourist Board Embratur has seized upon this opportunity to outline the five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire’s […]

Sail the Galapagos with Darwin's great great grandson

Sail the Galapagos with Darwin’s great great grandson

To mark a number of special Galapagos themed anniversaries, Reef & Rainforest Tours is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Charles Darwin’s great, great grandson Randal Keynes on a special, exclusive fundraising cruise (in aid of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos Conservation Trust) around the Galapagos. The trip sets sail on 24th October […]

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Despite local protests, the opening of a fast food restaurant at Machu Picchu has been given the green light by Peruvian officials this morning. Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca settlement 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and is Peru’s most popular tourist attraction. In the interests of tackling obesity, the restaurant will be placed […]

Interview with Suzanne Aaronson of Suzanne's Files

Interview with Suzanne Aaronson of Suzanne’s Files

Our latest interview is with Suzanne Aaronson, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Suzanne’s Files, a leading quality lifestyle resource. Suzanne’s Files provides expert picks on under-the-radar getaways, hidden gems, wow services, truly unique gifts, lifetime experiences, and niche experts around the world. What is it that you do exactly? Everyday is different – that’s for sure! […]

Elements Spa By Banyan Tree at Tivoli São Paulo

The Asian spa operator Banyan Tree Spa has this month brought its award-winning Asian spa therapies to Brazil for the very first time, with the opening of Elements Spa By Banyan Tree at Tivoli São Paulo. Banyan Tree Spa now operates over 65 spas around the world under the Banyan Tree Spa, Angsana Spa and […]

Sea Lion Lodge, Falkland Islands

Sea Lion Lodge, Falkland Islands

Travellers searching for a first-class wildlife and wilderness experience should look no further than the newly upgraded Sea Lion Lodge, located on the most southerly inhabited island in the Falklands archipelago. Home to over 47 species of birds, including three species of penguins, and an estimated 70 species of flowering plants, it’s perhaps no wonder […]

New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

SUMAQ Machu Picchu Hotel has been certified with five stars by the Regional Government of Cusco in Peru, adding to the luxury accommodation available. Only open to the public for one year, SUMAQ has 60 luxurious rooms split between superior deluxe, junior suites and Sumaq Suites. The architecture, infrastructure and interior projects have been designed […]

New addition to luxury Amazon River cruising

New addition to luxury Amazon River cruising

Delfin (Dolphin) Amazon Cruises, which operates deluxe river cruises in the Amazon, has begun the construction of its second vessel, the DELFIN II. This new luxury vessel which will set sail in March 2009, will have 14 suites for up to 28 passengers complete with wide panoramic windows including interconnected cabins for families and master […]

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa – a company that established a reputation for luxury lodges and safaris across Africa – has grown beyond its African borders – with expansion into India and Latin America – and changed its name accordingly. From now on, CC Africa becomes &BEYOND.

See the Galapagos in style

See the Galapagos in style

Arguably the best way to see the Galapagos is with Celebrity Cruises. Their Celebrity Xpedition carries just 98 passengers – fairly small by cruising standards. Spoil yourself with a suite and you’ll be treated to floor-to-ceiling windows, not to mention a variety of little extras such as cold towels after each expedition.

New luxury comes to Peru

New luxury comes to Peru

You can now experience the Andes in more luxury than ever, thanks to the opening of three new hotels. Firstly, there’s La Casona Inkaterra in Cuzco, a carbon-neatural addition to the hotel market which has prestigious neighbours in the form of the Museo de Arte Precolombino and the world famous Hotel Monasterio. Secondly there’s […]

Embassy Suites: 62 hotels in the next 3 years

Embassy Suites Hotels, an upscale Hilton brand, is planning to open 62 franchised hotels in the next three years. It currently has 192 hotels, and officials say the planned properties represent the strongest development pipeline in the brand’s 24-year history. New properties will include locations in Memphis, Denver, New Orleans, Houston, St. Louis and Miami. […]

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my PhD was in glaciology. Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]

The Dreamlist

The Dreamlist

globrati has published The Dreamlist, debuting with a colleciton of their “favourite destinations to chill out this summer”. Making the grade are: Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, ME Llao Llao Hotel & Spa, Bariloche, Argentina Amirandes, Crete, Greece The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico The Surf Lodge, […]

Hyatt to open hotel in Bariloche, Argentina

The Argentinian skiing resort of Bariloche is about to put itself further on to the luxury map. Hyatt are said to be opening a hotel there – a resort famous for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer, as well of course for its chocolate. With hotels already in Mendoza and Buenos […]

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