Chic City HotelsStuart Whittington - Product & Marketing
Explore unique hotels in Latin America’s buzzing cities. From colonial charm to sleek modern decor each one offers a tranquil haven to call home during your journey around the continent.
Due to open to the public in March, this brand new boutique hotel is the first of its kind in Peru’s capital, Lima. The renovation aims to rediscover the opulence found in the original mansion house, designed by Claude Sahut. Located in the heart of the bohemian quarter, you’ll be spoilt for choice of art galleries, fashion boutiques and the city’s array of historical sites.
In contrast to the minimalist style of the W Hotel, La Passion in Cartagena occupies the colonial building of an 18th century palace and is located inside the old city walls, among shady cobbled streets and floral balconies. The definition of shabby-chic, it’s owned by a French film director (working with his Colombian partner) who has filled this truly unique property full of artefacts from his travels around the world.
Standing proud in the evocative old town (Casco Viejo), the building’s sophisticated elegance is nothing less than warm and welcoming. With 6 inviting chambers, as they are called, this chic accommodation stands out from ordinary hotel rooms. Each chamber occupies an entire floor, and consists of a bedroom, living area and kitchen. The rooms are classically decorated in subtle contemporary tones, preserving many of the 20th century building’s original features.
4. Mansion Vitraux, Buenos Aires
Set in bohemian San Telmo this quirky boutique hotel is set in a charming quarter of Buenos Aires that’s known for its tango houses, cafés and Sunday antique market. From the outside the building is a sophisticated amalgamation of styles: Middle Eastern, ultra-contemporary and classic. It sits in striking contrast to the colonial houses lining the narrow streets of San Telmo. The sophisticated look is brought indoors and can be seen throughout the 12 rooms that are individually decorated in the same eclectic mix of styles.
This is the first W Hotels to have opened in Latin America, located in the capital’s fashionable Polanco district this boutique hotel oozes contemporary style and comfort. The fresh look of the hotel contrasts classic, colonial Mexico through minimalist furnishings and a sleek black, white and cherry red colour palette. Its stylish clientele fill the chic yet lively hotel bar and restaurant to create an upbeat atmosphere and an alternative perspective on Mexican city life.
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Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.