Category: South America

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that […]

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Doug Gollan is one of three founders of the Elite Traveler magazine.   While  his title is President and Editor-in-Chief,  his responsiblities include overseeing editorial, sales, marketing and distribution. What is it that  you do exactly? I would say my time is divided mainly between the  editorial, sales and marketing,  with about 10% spent on […]

Suite of the week: Villa Inkaterra at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru

Suite of the week: Villa Inkaterra at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru

Suite name: Presidential Villa Hotel: Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru Size of accommodation: 3,000 sq ft Cost per night: US $ 1350.00 for 2 people for 2 nights What makes it special? Unique and exclusive, and located in a secluded setting, overlooking the orchid garden at Machu Picchu.                 […]

Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, Brazil

A beautiful and exclusive beach resort in Santa Catarina on the southern coast of Brazil.

Take a world tour in luxury

Take a world tour in luxury

Why not plan ahead for late spring and early summer travel? Take advantage of these great offers from Leading Hotels of the World taking you to the unique destinations of São Paulo, the Great Barrier Reef and Budapest. Fasano, Hotel e Restaurante – São Paulo, Brazil For more than 100 years, the Fasano family has […]

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what […]

Rio Carnival - please share your experiences!

Rio Carnival – please share your experiences!

The main event of the Brazilian calendar is once again upon us.   Next week the Rio Carnival, known for its elaborate parades, will set Rio de Janeiro alight with a fantastic spectacle of costumes and colour. If you happen to be going, or have ever been to the event in the past, please share […]

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Ala Osmond is Managing Director of Exeter International,  a recognized leader in upscale luxury travel to Eastern Europe and Russia and one of the few companies listed on both Condé Nast Traveler’s and Travel + Leisure’s list of top travel specialists for Russia travel as well as Eastern Europe. What is it that  you do […]

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of […]

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day […]

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization,  have joined forces to create conservation adventures in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places.    Their journeys in  2007 include Brazil’s Pantanal (14th to 26th May); the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea (17th to 29th June); the mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos […]

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental Hotels Group  is investing a total of $95 million to upgrade, expand and renovate their hotels throughtout Latin America and the Caribbean. Renovations that began in 2005 cover a total of 22 properties and will be completed by the end of 2007. IHG is the second largest hotel operator in Latin America.

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

New relaxation program at COMO Shambhala Estate

New relaxation program at COMO Shambhala Estate

Brazil’s COMO Shambhala Estate is introducing a new, exclusive  relaxation program called FUSION that combines all aspects of Pilates and Yoga. Sessions will centre on common problem areas, flexibility, posture, breathing and relaxation. The daily schedule incorporates 3 hours of Pilates (2 hours of practical and 1 hour of theory) and 2 hours of Hatha […]

Warapuru resort on the Bahia coastline of Brazil

Warapuru resort on the Bahia coastline of Brazil

There’s a new, lavish resort coming to Brazil’s Bahia coast next year. Designed by Anouska Hempel (designer to both the Hempel Hotel and Blakes Hotel in London), the Warapuru resort can be found in the resort town of Itacaré and consists of an elegant  hotel  with 40 pavilions and 18 private villas (with 3 to […]

Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden, […]