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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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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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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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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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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Ski Chile

Valle Nevado

Ski the legendary Chilean Andes from June to October and take advantage of brand-new wine and photography-based ski tours, food and wine festivals, and discounted luxury packages that showcase the striking contrasts for which Chile is famous. With a strong dollar vs. the peso, low-cost airfare from the U.S. to Santiago, and early snowfall hitting the country’s Central Valley this…

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