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Travel to the Uco Valley in 2018 – Argentina’s ‘Napa Valley of 30 years ago’

Uco Valley

America is having a love affair with Malbec wine, drawing more eyes to its home country, Argentina. According to the numbers, Malbec is the fastest growing wine in the US, making Argentina now the fourth largest wine exporter. So, it’s no surprise the high-altitude Argentine lands of Uco Valley, known for growing some of the best Malbec grapes in the…

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Must book holiday travel: India, Europe, Brazil, Southern Africa and more

Lake Pichola hotel night

Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent has a handful of new holiday itineraries to expected and quite unexpected destinations around the globe. From a Carnival-like New Year’s at Copacabana Beach and game drives across the Okavango Delta to the five-star Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair and Christmas morning in magical Vienna, A&K’s holiday offers suit every type of traveler this season. For a limited time, guests can…

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Hotel Santiago Now Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s First Property In South America

Hotel Santiago Aug 2017

Hotel Santiago opens today under Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group management, following the Group’s announcement in May. Formerly the Grand Hyatt Santiago, the property will undergo an extensive guestroom and public area renovation, the first stage of which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2018. The hotel will remain open throughout the period, and is now accepting reservations….

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Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo Reveals New Oasis Presidential Suite

Hotel Unique oasis presidential suite

Regarded for years as an icon for urban design, comfort and luxury, Hotel Unique reveals its exclusive Oasis Presidential Suite after a thorough refurbishment. The project was designed by Architect João Armentano, who has been a part of Hotel Unique’s development process for years. With a career spanning 15 years, Armentano’s work in architecture and interior design has awarded him…

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Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s First Luxury Sleeper Train in Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer

Muza Lab has exquisitely re-imagined the slow travel experience through their interior design of South America’s first luxury sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru, which launched on the rails early May 2017. Working closely with Belmond to complement the brand’s heritage for properties that sit at one with nature, the studio has harmoniously woven cultural connections with inspirations from…

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Oetker Collection’s Newest Hotel, Palácio Tangará, Opens in Sao Paulo

Palacio Tangara exterior

Palácio Tangará, the newest Oetker Collection property, has officially opened its doors, with 141 guestrooms and 59 suites overlooking Burle Marx Park. CEO Oetker Collection, Frank Marrenbach, “Embraced by Burle Marx Park, a veritable oasis in the center of São Paulo’s vibrant urban landscape, Palácio Tangará brings an exclusive new concept to the destination. Undoubtedly an unparalleled hotel in the…

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Inkaterra’s El MaPi Hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo Debuts New Organic Spa

El MaPi Hotel spa

Inkaterra, Peru’s premier hotel group specializing in sustainable tourism, has officially unveiled a new organic spa at El MaPi in Machu Picchu Pueblo, one of its properties under the more affordable brand ‘byInkaterra.’ The new Spa del Bosque is located on the top floor of the property with panoramic views of the village and the surrounding cloud forest. The spa…

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Fly The Falklands Crossing with Lindblad Expeditions

South Georgia island wildlife

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced two exclusive opportunities for the first time ever to fly directly one way to or from the Falklands instead of making the crossing by sea. The new flights provide guests one more day along the Antarctic Peninsula or in South Georgia. Guests on the 18-day South Georgia and the Falklands October 23, 2017 voyage can…

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Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo, Home to Swanky Skye Bar

SKYE bar

The chic hotel is widely known to be an urban work of art, with a rooftop that overlooks Ibirapuera Park and provides extraordinary 360-degree views of the Sao Paulo skyline. Guests of the hotel will find themselves beginning each day and ending every night by soaking in the luxurious blood-red rooftop pool, martini in hand. Skye Bar and Restaurant atop…

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Mandarin Oriental Enters South American Market with Hotel in Santiago, Chile

Hotel Santiago

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it has signed a management contract to manage, and ultimately brand, a 310-room hotel currently operating in Santiago, Chile.  The Group will take over management of the property from August 2017, and rename it Hotel Santiago. Following an extensive guestroom and public area renovation, the first stage of which is scheduled to…

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