Category: South America

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 […]

Renovation of Hotel des Cataratas

Renovation of Hotel des Cataratas

The spectacular Hotel des Cataratas – the only hotel inside  Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park – is to be completely renovated.   The pool has already closed but the hotel itself – operated by Orient-Express Hotels as of September last year – will remain open.  The hotel occupies a majestic location opposite the Iguaçu Falls.

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Kevin May is editor of Travolution, an industry-focussed magazine for online travel and division of Reed Business Information.   It consists of a blog, e-news service and a physical magazine, and is a leader in its field with an advisory board that comprises some  of the biggest names in the travel industry. What is it […]

The best of nature, luxury and historic Brazilian culture

The best of nature, luxury and historic Brazilian culture

If you want to experience the buzz and culture of Brazil but also want to relax in your own piece of paradise then ecape to the exclusive and secluded Kiaroa Luxury Eco Resort in the trendy Bahia region combined with a few nights in the vibrant city of Salvador.  Try a few inital nights at […]

More oxygen, Madam?  No problem...

More oxygen, Madam? No problem…

High in the Andes, more than 3000 metres above sea level, Cuzco’s El Monasterio  has been  converted into  the ultimate luxury hotel from a 16th Century Jesuit monastery. Nightly room rates start from $495 for a basic double up  to $1,590 for the Royal Suite. Nothing has been overlooked here: extra oxygen to fight altitude […]